GHC 18 Schedule Overview

A diverse group of young women stand together in front of the GHC 17 main stage and smile for the camera during the Friday KeynoteGHC is a three-day celebration designed to bring together women in computing to discuss research and career interests. The celebration includes presentations on a variety of topics, professional development activities, an open source day, and much more.

See what each day has to offer, below.

 

 

 

 

General Sessions Special Sessions Posters
Technology Products A to Z Open Source World
Emerging Technology Career Organizational Transformation
Abie Awards Series CRA-W

Tuesday, September 25

Special Sessions First Timer’s Orientation
Join leaders from the AnitaB.org team for an overview of GHC and learn how to make the most of your time.

Wednesday, September 26

 

General Sessions Keynotes and Awards
All attendees will meet in the Toyota Center for our headliners.
Expo
Don’t miss the Career Fair — a stimulating forum to discover and apply for job opportunities at all levels across industry and academia. It could be the start of, or next step in, a great career. Our Expo also features an Interview Hall where sponsors host in-person interviews. Starting this year, companies have the opportunity to showcase their products at the GHC Expo. Visit the Technology Showcase Booths to interact with the hottest new technologies and participate in live demos!
Featured Speakers
Building off the morning keynotes, these featured sessions highlight industry leaders and innovators.
Wednesday Focus: Avant-gard​e
Technology is an ever-changing concept thanks to the constant evolution of old tech and the invention of new tech by some of the most brilliant minds trailblazing the industry with their innovative ideas.
Posters Poster Session
GHC hosts a mind-expanding poster session. Learn about the innovative technology the next generation is dreaming up — some presenters are also competing in the distinguished ACM Student Research Competition.
Track Sessions Technology
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Systems Engineering (CS), Data Science (DS), Interactive Media (IM), Human Computer Interaction (HI), Security/Privacy (SP), Software Engineering (SE), and our new track, Tech for Women (TW)
Products A to Z
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Products A to Z (AZ)
Emerging Technology
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Internet of Things/Wearable Technology (IW)
Open Source
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Open Source (OS)
Career
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: General Career (CR) (Sessions for Students, Early Career, Mid-Career, Senior Career/Exec), and Community (CM)
CRA-W
AnitaB.org partners with CRA-W to bring professional development workshops for students and faculty. These programs offer resources and guidance to students interested in academic and research careers and also support individuals who are already in the midst of such career paths.
Organizational Transformation
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Organizational Transformation (OT)
Abie Awards Series
At AnitaB.org, we celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. Come hear about the work of this year’s and past Abie Award Winners.
Special Sessions Professional Development Leadership Workshops
Catch the Professional Development Leadership Workshops at GHC 18! Whether you are just starting out or are further along in your career, you’ll get great tips and insights to build your leadership skills.
ACM-W, NCWIT, and CRA-W Special Session
AnitaB.org partners with a number of nonprofit partners to bring content for our academic and general attendees. In this special session, attendees will learn from experts in the field on how to implement effective diversity and inclusion strategies.
BRAID Research
The BRAID Research team is implementing an unprecedented longitudinal, multi-institutional research study to better understand the experiences of women and underrepresented minority undergraduate students in computing. Learn about their latest results during this special session.
Mentoring Circles
Before you meet with organizations in the Expo Hall, be sure to attend this interactive mentoring session, where you’ll receive great tips on job searching, interviews, and furthering your career. Taking place in a large room with about 50 tables, each table is hosted by a mentor focusing on a particular topic. Attendees choose a topic, sit at the corresponding table, and chat with a mentor for 20 minutes. Every 20 minutes, attendees switch tables and chat with another mentor on a different topic.

Thursday, September 27

General Sessions Expo
Don’t miss the Career Fair — a stimulating forum to discover and apply for job opportunities at all levels across industry and academia. It could be the start of, or next step in, a great career. Our Expo also features an Interview Hall where sponsors host in-person interviews. Starting this year, companies have the opportunity to showcase their products at the GHC Expo. Visit the Technology Showcase Booths to interact with the hottest new technologies and participate in live demos!
Featured Speakers
Thursday Focus: The Visionaries​
Imagining a different world than the one we currently live in, visionaries use technology to drive humanitarian efforts to shape our future into a better one.
Track Sessions Technology
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Systems Engineering (CS), Data Science (DS), Interactive Media (IM), Human Computer Interaction (HI), Security/Privacy (SP), Software Engineering (SE), and our new track, Tech for Women (TW)
Products A to Z
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Products A to Z (AZ)
Emerging Technology
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Internet of Things/Wearable Technology (IW)
Open Source
Special feature: Open Source Day and the Codeathon for Humanity. Participants will develop these humanitarian projects using open source software (OSS). OSS is an increasingly important skill to have, as companies often require an understanding of and ability to contribute to it. You will work in groups, gaining the opportunity to learn from each other as well as the experienced mentors there to guide you. By RSVP only.
Career
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: General Career (CR) (Sessions for Students, Early Career, Mid-Career, Senior Career/Exec), and Community (CM)
CRA-W
AnitaB.org partners with CRA-W to bring professional development workshops for students and faculty. These programs offer resources and guidance to students interested in academic and research careers and also support individuals who are already in the midst of such career paths.
Organizational Transformation
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Organizational Transformation (OT)
Abie Awards Series
At AnitaB.org, we celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. Come hear about the work of this year’s and past Abie Award Winners.
Special Sessions Professional Development Leadership Workshops
Catch the Professional Development Leadership Workshops at GHC 18! Whether you are just starting out or are further along in your career, you’ll get great tips and insights to build your leadership skills.
Senior Women’s Program
This program for senior level women is an invite-only program for up-and-coming women technologists on the cusp of the C-Suite, providing a great way to connect with peers across organizations. By invitation only.
Technical Executive Forum
This opportunity includes two keynotes, case studies focused on actionable solutions and tools, a networking lunch, peer-to-peer sharing, and a networking reception. By nomination and invitation only.

Friday, September 28

General Sessions Featured Speakers
Friday Focus: The C-Suite​
Guiding us with their torches even when the stakes were high are the fearless women who burn the midnight oil to balance career advancement with their private lives.
Expo
Don’t miss the Career Fair — a stimulating forum to discover and apply for job opportunities all levels across industry and academia. It could be the start of, or next step in, a great career. Our Expo also features an Interview Hall where sponsors host in-person interviews. Starting this year, companies have the opportunity to showcase their products at the GHC Expo. Visit the Technology Showcase Booths to interact with the hottest new technologies and participate in live demos!
Closing Keynotes
All attendees will meet in the Toyota Center for our closing keynotes.
Track Sessions Technology
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Systems Engineering (CS), Data Science (DS), Interactive Media (IM), Human Computer Interaction (HI), Security/Privacy (SP), Software Engineering (SE), and our new track, Tech for Women (TW)
Products A to Z
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Products A to Z (AZ)
Emerging Technology
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Internet of Things/Wearable Technology (IW)
Open Source
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Open Source (OS)
Career
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: General Career (CR) (Sessions for Students, Early Career, Mid-Career, Senior Career/Exec), and Community (CM)
Organizational Transformation
Sessions throughout the day for the following track: Organizational Transformation (OT)
Abie Awards Series
At AnitaB.org, we celebrate and highlight the success of women technologists and those who support women in tech. Come hear about the work of this year’s and past Abie Award Winners.
Special Sessions Professional Development Leadership Workshops
Catch the Professional Development Leadership Workshops at GHC 18! Whether you are just starting out or are further along in your career, you’ll get great tips and insights to build your leadership skills.
Evening Celebration
Bust a move on the dance floor at GHC 18! Let’s make this a night to remember. It is a Grace Hopper Celebration, after all!