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2nd INSPIRE Conference 2017: Identity, Impact and Voice
Fri, May 12, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM BST
The INSPIRE Conference 2017 is a collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire ACM Student chapter and the ACM-W UK Professional Chapter. The aim is to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment and research in higher education.
This one-day conference will provide a gateway to hear from world leading speakers from Academia and Industries, showcase good practice, learn new skills and form networks of like-minded colleagues. Additionally, the conference will feature: Invited, Research Poster Competition, Networking and Mentoring opportunities and Space to Play! All are welcome.
Call for Posters
We invite poster (standard A1 paper size) presentation which is open to all students this includes Undergrads, Masters and PhDs studying in computing or related areas. To enter, students need to submit a 250 word abstract by April 25th 2017 at 11:59 pm. There will be prize awards for the top 3 posters in each student category (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and a generous travel cost (up to £80 economy return ticket) will be refunded for all accepted posters.
Friday 12th May 2017 in room E350 and the foyer of E350/E351 which is located in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. For more information contact Dr Martina A. Doolan (email@example.com) or/and Dr Poonam Yadav (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Conference Chair: Dr Martina A. Doolan, University of Hertfordshire
Programme Chair: Dr Martina A. Doolan, University of Hertfordshire and Dr Poonam Yadav, Chair, ACM-W UK Professional Chapter
The provisional programme is:
09:00 – 09:40 Registration & Refreshments, exhibition displays incl. posters
09:40 – 09:50 Welcome, Professor William Clocksin, University of Hertfordshire
09:50 – 10:00 Introduction, Dr Martina A. Doolan, University of Hertfordshire
10:00 – 10:30 Breaking the Ice: Bring along a jar containing 3 items that form your identity
10:30 – 11:10 Opening Keynote talk
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break, Networking and Posters
11:30 – 11:40 ACM-W UK Chapter presentations
11:40 – 12:10 ACM UK Student Chapter presentations
13:00 – 14:10 Lunch, Group photo, Networking, Mentoring and Posters
14:10 – 15:00 Keynote talk: Professor Ruth Aylett, Heriot Watts University
15:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: Negotiating Identity:
Gen Ashley, Director at Women Who Code, Lead at Google WomenTechMakers London. Professor Ruth Aylett, Heriot Watts University
16:00 - 16:30 Awards, Next Steps & Close