GHC 16 is Over
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GHC 16 is Over

With 15,000 attendees, GHC 16 was a great success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers and volunteers who made this a celebration to remember.

GHC 17 Information

The next GHC will be October 4-6, 2017. Our staff and committee volunteers are already planning. We will update the website as information is ready, but here are some general timelines.

  • We will post sponsorship information in January, with registration opening in February.
  • Our Speaker and ABIE Award information will be available in late January. Applications open January 25 and close March 8.
  • Scholarship information is available. Applications open January 25 and close March 8.
  • We recruit for volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Check often for updates.
  • General registration will open in mid-summer. We will post pricing and details in early summer.
  • Logistical information (conference services, shuttle routes, child care, etc.) will be posted in late summer to early fall.

GHC 16 Recap and Reviews

In the meantime, stay inspired with daily recaps from GHC 16, our Livestream videos of the Wednesday and Friday keynotes and photos from the celebration. Our community members also wrote excellent blog posts and notes from session. Still want more? Take a look at our archive for more information from this year and previous years.

Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
  • Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols. is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event. 

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