Maryland Center for Women in Computing presents the
Diversity in Computing Summit
Maryland Center for Women in Computing is pleased to present our 2nd annual Diversity in Computing Summit, a one-day workshop designed for all advocates of underrepresented groups in computing fields. Through informative workshops and dynamic speakers, we will emphasize inclusive computing--efforts that address the positive impact that underrepresented groups have and will continue to have on the future of technology.
The mission of the Summit is to bring together various partners in progress, whether they be students, professionals, HR specialists, career development experts, diversity advocates, policymakers or thought leaders in industry and academia to:
the diversity within computing
awareness for the need to support computing professionals from underrepresented populations
the current and next generation of computer scientists to be more inclusive
relationships with partners and thought leaders from multiple discplines
initiatives and best practices to support inclusion efforts in computing
Our partners are already contributing to progress and inclusive computing through a variety of programs and initiatives:
- Many corporations have instituted diversity hiring initiatives and support special interest groups to celebrate and support underrepresented populations;
- Universities support student organizations, academic centers, and activities to promote diversity;
- Private and public organizations continually work to expand the pipeline of people interested in computing through educational and enrichment activities.
This Summit will provide our partners with an opportunity to learn from one another and showcase their efforts to make computing more inclusive and welcoming through panels, keynotes, table topics, and workshops.
By learning more about the positive impact diversity has on education, corporate culture, innovation, and emerging technologies, participants of the summit will leave with knowledge, tools, and community needed to support underrepresented people in computing communities.
We invite you to partner with us to celebrate and promote diversity in computing!
Interested in volunteering, attending, speaking, or just being a part of the Summit? Complete this form and someone will be in touch with you about opportunites.
For general questions about the Summit, please contact Kate Atchison, firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Maria Johnson, email@example.com
All proceeds of the Summit will be used to support the programs of the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. To learn more about the programs and resources of the MCWIC visit our website.