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Black Women In Computing, Jan. 6-8, 2017 (

Research Coalition of Black Women and Girls in Computing

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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General Registration (All)
General Registration. All attendees will register using this option. Please ensure that you are able to attend all days of the conference. Registration will be available as long as tickets are available. Tickets are final sale, unless you wish to transfer your registration. See FAQ for more information.
Dec 15, 2016 $150.00 $0.00
Scholarship Recipients, Only
Scholarship Recipient. Scholarship recipients, only, will register with this option. You will be required to enter the appropriate code provided. (See FAQs for more details.)
Ended $150.00 $0.00

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In January 2016, the inaugural Black Women in Computing workshop was held in Washington, DC. This two-day workshop explored the intersectional experiences of black women in the computing sciences and formulated strategies into an actionable plan that addressed the lack of awareness and action around this intersectionality. The goals of the two-day workshop were to 1) explore the intersectional experiences of black women in the computing sciences, and 2) formulate strategies into an actionable plan that will address the lack of awareness around this intersectionality.  The participants at the workshop discussed key issues, concerns, and strategies for each theme.  They created an action plan of next steps for each, creating initial working teams for each theme, and assigning a lead for each.  The feedback gathered from workshop participants was overwhelmingly positive. Benefits that were most commonly cited by the participants include:

  • Sharing their experiences in a safe and supportive environment,
  • Affirming the intersectionality of race and gender, and owning the identity and role of black women in computing, and
  • Collectively creating an action plan of solutions to promote black women in computing.

The goals of inaugural conference are three-fold: 1) To validate and delve deeper into the strategies and plan of action as defined by participants in the inaugural Black Women in Computing workshop; 2) To cross-reference those analyses with any new or unexplored intersectional experiences of black women in CS; and 3) To lay the foundation for a larger, international conference for black women in computing, across all sectors.  




Where can I find out more details about the conference (e.g., lodging, an agenda, etc.,)?

Please visit our website and click the conference tab for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Participants of the conference comprise, but are not limited to, women and men of all races and ethnicities, graduate students, junior- and senior-level faculty and academic administrators, and industry and government professionals.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We will provide details about the conference hotel and parking to confirmed registrants.  

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For conference-related questions, please contact 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

We are happy to work with you to transfer your registratio to another attendee not currently registered.  Please contact for more information.  Please review the refund policy below if you must cancel your registration.

Can I update my registration information?

You will not be able to make changes to your registration once submitted.  Please ensure all details are correct before submitting. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To expedite your registration check-in, please either print your ticket or be prepared to display your registration  on your mobile phone. Your ticket serves as your registration confirmation. 

What about scholarships?  

A limited number of scholarships will be available for graduate students. The first round will be available prior to the conference, and a second round will be available after November 16th. Recipients will be notified of their awards, and will use a registration code and the 'Scholarship Recipients, Only' registration option.  If you have not received any scholarship information or you're unsure whether you've received a scholarship, register using the 'General Registration' option.  

What is the refund policy?

For cancellations, fifty percent of the registration fee will be refunded before Dec. 1st.  No refunds will be available after Dec. 1st.

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Howard University
Interdisciplinary Research Building
2201 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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Research Coalition of Black Women and Girls in Computing

Black women are a segment of the population that is one of the least represented in computing, and increasing their representation is further challenged by the lack of positive messages in media that celebrate their contributions to technology. In an effort to combat this lack of awareness, it is important to amplify the voice of a thriving community of black women in computing and technologists. The Research Coalition for Black Women & Girls in Computing (blackcomputeHER), in partnership with the Black Women in Computing (BWIC) Community of the Anita Borg Institute, provides a platform for supporting the community of black women (and girls) through education and professional development.  Leaders in the coalition are organizing this conference.


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