2018 Diversity Summit
Date: March 2, 2018
Location: Samuel Riggs Alumni Center
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org with the headline Diversity Summit Resume Database.
Schedule and Sessions
Schedule of Events
Diversity in Computing Summit Tenative Agenda
- Registration/ Exhibitor Hall Preview
- Keynote Address-TBD
- Breakout Session 1-Various Room
- Breakout Session 2-Various Rooms
- Lunch Served
- Award Ceremony
- Table Topics
- Breakout Session 3-Various Rooms
- Plenary Speaker- TBD
- Thank You/Wrap-up
- Exhibitor/Career Fair Open
- 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, email@example.com to learn more.
UMD Partners & Organizations