FAQ

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Below are Frequently Asked Questions grouped by topic

General Attendees
(Including Membership)

Sponsors

  • How will my company benefit from sponsoring Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration?

    People from anywhere in the world have the opportunity to purchase registrations to attend vGHC, which provides your company with an opportunity to reach an even wider audience than our in-person event.

  • Do you have an agenda?

    Our official vGHC agenda will be available closer to the date of the event, and attendees should expect to experience everything they normally would at Grace Hopper Celebration.

  • How will the Career Fair work at vGHC?

    Yes, there will be a Virtual Career Fair. All sponsors will have Career Fair Booths which attendees will be able to visit. They will be able to interact with booth staff, ask questions and learn more about the sponsor organizations.

  • Will there be in Interviews at vGHC?

    Yes. Candidates will be able to interview with sponsor organizations, learn about advancement opportunities and company cultures.

  • What about Attend Sessions/Panels?

    vGHC will have amazing content, including virtual sessions and panels. Much of the content will be accessible post-GHC through on-demand features.

  • How will Networking Receptions and Events work?

    Attendees will be able to participate in sponsor hosted events where they will have the opportunity to network and hear from sponsor organizations, meet their peers, and share their experiences.

  • How many days is vGHC?

    We anticipate vGHC spanning over 5 days, with content available ON DEMAND for up to one year after the Celebration ends. Please note: ON DEMAND access varies based on registration type.

  • Can we use the vGHC logo on our website or SWAG items?

    Any use of the logo, or co-branding with the Celebration, must be approved in advance by AnitaB.org. Please email your request to GHC@AnitaB.org.

  • Can we use Grace Hopper’s image in any of my materials?

    AnitaB.org does not own the rights to Grace’s likeness, and cannot share any images or designs with third parties. Your organization will need to make arrangements with the Hopper estate to receive permission. If you would like to use the Grace Hopper Celebration logo or the name of the event, please email your request to GHC@AnitaB.org.

Speakers & Presenters

Scholars

Pricing

Resume Database

First Timers

  • I heard the Career Fair was postponed. Is that true?

    Yes, we will host a dedicated Career Fair at a later date in 2020. However, this week all attendees will still be able to learn about opportunities and resources available from Sponsors on their vGHC Sponsor Pages, and by connecting with them in sponsored Networking Sessions. Note that all networking sessions will have limited capacity.

  • I have a "Career Fair Only" Registration, however, I heard the career fair has been postponed. What does this mean for me?

    Thank you for affording us the time to ensure we serve all of our attendees as our first priority. Now that we've had a moment to consider the impact on the communities we serve based on data, we've developed an equitable solution for the Career Fair registrants who are overwhelmingly students.

  • Will we be able to get direct access to sponsors throughout the event?

    We are working with Sponsors to determine what additional engagement opportunities are possible and will provide more details on a Career Fair as soon as possible.

  • Has anything changed if I already scheduled time to interview or meet with a sponsor?

    If you have an interview or meeting at vGHC scheduled with a Sponsor, confirm directly with the contact if an adjustment is required.

  • How can I schedule or engage with sponsors during vGHC?

    We are working with Sponsors to determine what additional engagement opportunities are possible and will provide more details via email regarding how attendees can connect with Sponsors.

  • How do I access sessions?

    All attendees will receive their login credentials no later than Monday night. Once attendees are able to log in to the vGHC site, they will use navigation to access their desired sessions. All sessions will have dedicated pages. If a session is interactive and hosted via a virtual meeting platform, then login credentials for that session will be provided in the description.

  • What is the difference between the networking sessions and the career fair?

    Networking sessions are live, interactive sessions hosted on virtual meeting platforms that will allow attendees to network with one another and with representatives from companies sponsoring the networking session. Note that not all networking sessions or lounges are sponsored. A dedicated Career Fair will be scheduled for later in 2020.

  • Will there be refunds?

    We are working hard to create the best vGHC experience possible for all our attendees. We are determining the full functionality of our conference contingency site, and are upgrading all Career Fair-only ticket holders to student-level vGHC registration access (which includes access to ON DEMAND content from vGHC). We ask all registrants to please consider our revised offering before emailing RefundInquiries@AnitaB.org, formally requesting a refund.

  • Will attendees be able to access back to back sessions without issue?

    Yes, attendees will be able to quickly navigate from one session to another.

  • Where can you find your agenda and where we can go to access sessions?

    You will be able to view the full agenda on the vGHC platform and navigate to the sessions you wish to attend at their scheduled time. If you pre-registered in Cvent, you may click on the agenda and select "Already Registered" in the upper right corner. Use your registered email and confirmation number to log in to view your pre-registered sessions in Cvent. All attendees will be emailed their login credentials on the evening of Monday, September 28, 2020, at the latest.

  • Sounds like a few things have changed. What is actually going to happen at vGHC?

    All Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Panels, Presentations, and Award Series will be available with unlimited capacity. Interactive sessions including Workshops, Mentoring, Networking, Open Source Day, and Wellness will still occur with capacity limitations.

    Each Sponsor company will still have a Sponsor page for you to visit; this will include all the resources and opportunities they've been planning to share. It is up to each company how they choose to make their recruitment and corporate representatives accessible.

  • When can we expect to hear the new plans for the Career Fair?

    We will provide an update within the next two weeks and will prioritize hosting a Career Fair as soon as possible.

    We will host a dedicated Career Fair at a later date in 2020. All attendees will still be able to learn about opportunities and resources available from Sponsors on their vGHC Sponsor Pages, or by connecting with them in sponsored Networking Sessions. Note that all networking sessions will have limited capacity.

  • If we pre-registered for a workshop, has anything changed?

    No. All sessions with exception of workshops and networking events will have no capacity limits. If you wanted to attend a workshop or networking event, then it's necessary that you pre-registered or that the workshop still has available space. We suggest attempting to access the workshop or networking event during the day of the event in case a spot does become available.

  • I heard networking lounges will still occur. Are there other ways I can connect 1:1 with recruiters and what if the sponsors do not have a networking lounge?

    We are working with Sponsors to determine what additional engagement opportunities are possible and will provide more details on a Career Fair as soon as possible. 1:1 engagement opportunities are among those being pursued for this week's events.

  • Are poster sessions still happening?

    Yes, poster sessions will happen exactly as scheduled at vGHC with four mind-expanding technical poster sessions. It’s the perfect opportunity to informally present research to vGHC attendees and experts in your field. Designed to help the poster author to solicit constructive feedback, the poster session lends itself to those who are still exploring an idea and have not fully developed their results into a completed paper.