2018 Diversity Summit

2016 Diversity in Computing Summit

Date:  March 2, 2018

Location:  Samuel Riggs Alumni Center

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Maryland Center for Women in Computing is pleased to present the 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.

View The 2016 Summit Archive Here

 

Purpose

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:

Celebrate
the diversity within computing

Create
awareness for the need to support computing professionals from underrepresented populations

Inspire
the current and next generation of computer scientists to be more inclusive

Build
relationships with partners and thought leaders from multiple discplines

Share
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, mcwic@cs.umd.edu To learn more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Maria Johnson, mjohn@cs.umd.edu

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.

Speakers

Are you interested in speaking at the Diversity in Computing Summit or leading a panel? Complete this form to share your idea for breakout sessions or table topics. 

We are looking for speakers to host breakout sessions or table topics in the form of round tables.

Breakout sessions should fall under one of our 4 tracks:
-Career Development and Mentoring
-Trends in Policy and Advocacy
-Emerging and Adaptive Technology
-Creating Systemic Change

Breakout sessions can be:
-Advice/recommendations based on experience
-Evidence based research
-Best practices in the industry
-Panels

We will host parallel breakout sessions 3 times throughout the conference.  Each session will be about 45 minutes in length. Speakers are expected to stay for most of the conference and will receive a complimentary registration to attend.

Table Topics are 30-45 minute round-table discussions on a particular diversity in computing topic of your interest.  These round tables discussions will occur at the conclusion of lunch. 

Keynote speakers will be announced in January 2018. Breakout sessions speakers and table topics will be announced by Feb 2nd.

For best consideration, please submit your speaker request by January 21st.

Register to Attend

Early Bird (parking and processing fees waived)- Now-February 2:
General Admission- $75, Academic-$40, Student- $20

 

Regular (parking and processing fees waived)-February 3-February 19:
General Admission- $90, Academic-$50, Student- $25

Late (no parking or processing fees covered)- February 19-March 1:

General Admission- $100, Academic-$55, Student- $30.

* A student is defined as a full-time student at an accredited university or college. Participants in bootcamps or seminars must register in the General Category. Student registration does not include parking.

** An academic registration is defined as a faculty or staff person at an accredited university/ college or administrator/teacher at a K-12 school.

***Late registration does not include processing and payment fees or parking. Parking can be added by request for an additional fee if space is avalible.

 

Participant Information

Schedule

The schedule can be viewed above. Breakout sessions will be divided into 3 timeframes of about 5 sessions each.  Breakout sessions and topics will be on the following topics:

  • Career Development and Mentoring
  • Trends in Policy and Advocacy
  • Emerging and Adaptive Technology
  • Creating Systemic Change

Exhibitor Hall
The Exhibitor Hall will open at 8:00 am for a preview of the booths. It will be  closed in the morning and through lunch. The exhibitor hall will be open from 12:30-5:30pm, but we expect most attendees to visit during the networking reception.  The exhibitor hall will be open to all UMD computing students, and all participants that submit their resume through the resume book from 3:30PM-5:30 PM. View the list of exhibitors under the sponsors tab (begining in January 2018).

Parking and Transportation
Parking is included in your registration fee, with the exception of student registration, if you register with early bird or regular pricing. If you register late, you must add parking to your ticket or use UMD guest parking. Parking will be in the Stadium Drive Garage on UMD's campus.

The College Park Metro and Greenbelt Metro stations are in the area, but are not considered walkable. Shuttle UMD service is available from College Park Metro.  Metrobus and taxicabs are available from both stations.

Meals

Refreshments will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks.
A hot buffet lunch will be served during round table topics.
Light h'orderves will be served during the networking reception.

Resume Database
Are you looking for your next opportunity? Share your resume with the sponsors and exhibitors by completing this form: http://go.umd.edu/csresumedatabase

By emailing your resume, you give the Maryland Center for Women in Computing permission to share your resume with confirmed sponsors and exhibitors of the conference. If you would like your resume removed at anytime, please email: mcwic@cs.umd.edu with the headline Diversity Summit Resume Database.

Hotel

If you are traveling from out of town, we have arranged accommodations at our host site the College Park Marriott. The group rate of $185 is available on November 6th & 7th . To book your rate, visit this link or call 301-985-7300. Rooms should be booked by October 8.

Schedule

The schedule can be viewed from aboved. Breakout sessions will be divided into 3 groups of about 6 sessions each. Specific times will be released later in October. 

Exhibitor Hall

The Exhibitor Hall will open at 8:45am for a preview of the booths. It will be opened throughout the event, but we expected most attendees to visit during breaks, lunch, and during the  the networking reception. View the list of exhibitors under the sponsors tab.

Parking and Transportation 

Complimentary parking is available at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

The College Park Metro and Greenbelt Metro stations are in the area, but are not considered walkable. Shuttle UMD service is available from College Park Metro.  Metrobus and taxicabs are available from both stations.

Meals

  • Refreshments will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks.
  • A hot buffet lunch will be served during round table topics.
  • Light h'orderves will be served during the networking reception.

Resume Database

Are you looking for your next opportunity? Share your resume with the sponsors and exhibitors by completing this form: http://go.umd.edu/csresumedatabase

By emailing your resume, you give the Maryland Center for Women in Computing permission to share your resume with confirmed sponsors and exhibitors of the conference. If you would like your resume removed at anytime, please email: mcwic@cs.umd.edu with the headline Diversity Summit Resume Database.

Schedule and Sessions

Schedule of Events

Diversity in Computing Summit Tenative Agenda

8:15-9:00
Registration/ Exhibitor Hall Preview 
9:00-9:15
Welcome/Intro
9:15-9:45
Keynote Address-TBD
9:45-10:30
Breakout Session 1-Various Room
10:45-11:30
Breakout Session 2-Various Rooms
11:45-1:00
Lunch Served
11:45-12:15
Award Ceremony
12:15-1:00
Table Topics
1:15-2:00
Breakout Session 3-Various Rooms
2:15-2:45
Plenary Speaker- TBD
2:45-3:00
Thank You/Wrap-up
3:00-5:00
Exhibitor/Career Fair Open
3:00-5:00
Networking Reception with Current Computer Science Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Thank you to our Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels and Exhibitor Packages are avalible to support the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. Please contact Maria Johnson, mjohn@cs.umd.edu to learn more.

Advocates

Capital One logo Appian logo

 

Exhibitors

Appian logo Capital One logo Deloitte logo
General Dynamics Mission Systems logo Google logo

 

UMD Partners & Organizations

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences UMIACS Department of Computer Science
AWC Code Black CS Latino
Technica