Conference Dates: April 21 – 22, 2017

Registration Opens: February 1, 2017

Registration Fee: FREE

Deadline for submission of Poster Abstract: March 26, 2017

Deadline for submission of Workshop Session: March 26, 2017

Reserve My Spot for Meals Closed: April 10, 2017

Online Registration Closes: April 20, 2017

Walk-in registrations will be accepted during the Conference.


We invite school administrators and teachers, university faculty, C-STEM program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, defense contractor reps, members of professional organizations, and higher education administrators, to join us!

We are committed to enhancing the ability of informal educators to engage girls and minority students in grades 6 – 12 in programming that will encourage them to pursue careers in Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We are pleased to present this Conference in collaboration with the Association of Computing Machinery, and modeled after the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.



Workshop, Speaker, Birds of a Feather or Panel Session Participation

Academic, business, and industry professionals are invited to share their experiences by participating as a panelist, workshop leader, or speaker in the conference. Interested volunteers should submit a brief bio and a synopsis of your presentation.

Synopsis guidelines:

  • 200-word maximum outlining the problem/topic you are researching
  • Bio guidelines:
  • 100-word maximum biography

Submit participation request and all session-related materials for review here.


Poster Participation

We encourage attendees to participate in the poster session, and we are excited to see what you will be presenting! An abstract submission is required for your poster to be accepted.

Poster Abstract guidelines:

100-word maximum outlining the problem/topic you are researching

Once your abstract submission has been accepted, please include the following in your poster:

  • Problem and Motivation
  • Methodology
  • Data/Results
  • Summary
  • Future Work (if applicable)

Once you have been selected to present a poster, you will be asked to submit all final session-related materials to

  • Posters may be no larger than 4’x4′.
  • We will assign your space and will provide pushpins.
  • A map of your location will be provided onsite.
  • Please be prepared to set up your poster at the poster session on Friday, November 11, before the Poster Session begins at 5:00 pm.