Conference brings women in technology to Halifax

October 6, 2018 by  

The ACM Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing (CAN-CWIC) conference is taking place next month in Halifax for two days.

The conference is aimed at women in the technology field, and includes students, industry professionals and faculty.

The first day will start off with a meet and greet and student poster session. It will be followed by a keynote speech from Carol Frieze and Jeria Quesenberry from Carnegie Mellon University. The day will end up with a banquet, which will give attendees the chance to network with their peers and the conference speakers. It is likely that most of those planning to attend will be either bringing along their business cards or ordering a new batch from a Halifax print shop.

On the second day, attendees will have the opportunity to choose between concurrent breakout sessions in four tracks. These tracks are Industry and Technology, Research, Outreach and Diversity. There will also be keynote speeches from Una-May O’Reilly of M.I.T. and Carolyn Watters from Dalhousie University.

There will also be an industry career fair for students and others looking for employment in the technology field.

The ACM Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing conference will be held at the Halifax Convention Centre from November 2 to 3. Fees are $60 for students and $100 for faculty and industry professionals. Visit the conference website for more information.