FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Mason
Grace Hopper Celebration Gold Sponsors throw
Women in Technology bash
PALO ALTO, Calif., September 1, 2006 – The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) has announced that the Gold Sponsors for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference will host attendees at a series of themed parties the evening of Friday, October 6.
Each Gold Sponsor Party features a unique theme and is open to all conference participants. These parties run from 7:00-10:00 pm and in venues throughout the Town and Country Conference Center in San Diego, CA.
- CA : Mardi Gras
- Cisco : Tropical/Beach/Hawaii
- Google : Casino Night
- HP : Hollywood/Movie Night with DreamWorks
- IBM : Sunrise/Sunset
- Intel : Bella Tosca Spa
- Microsoft : Cosmopolitan Party
- Sun Microsystems : Treasure Hunt Clue Spot
- Yahoo! : PURPLE
Attendees will also join in the fun of a treasure hunt based on the popular video game “Where Is Carmen Sandiego.” Clues will be found at each of the themed parties.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference will be held October 4-7, 2006, in San Diego, California. Produced jointly by ABI and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest technical conference for women in the field of computing. Attendance is expected to top 1200 technical people, including women and men from the undergraduate level to seasoned technical leaders and educators. The conference program includes plenary sessions, technical papers and workshops designed to inspire, educate and encourage technical women and to celebrate the considerable achievements of women in the computing field.
Registration for the conference is currently underway. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Grace Hopper Celebration Sponsors:
Gold sponsors: CA, Cisco Systems, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo! – Silver sponsors: Amazon, Arrow Electronics, Cadence, EMC, Fair Isaac, SAIC, Symantec, Thoughtworks, USENIX – Bronze sponsors: Adobe, AT&T Labs, BMC, Goldman Sachs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NCWIT, Oracle, Qualcomm, Walmart.com, Wells Fargo, Virsalent.
Gold academic scholarship underwriters: California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Princeton University, UC Irvine, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Silver academic scholarship underwriters: Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon, DePaul University, Georgia Tech, Michigan State University, NCSA, New York University, Purdue University – Bronze academic scholarship underwriters: Tufts University, University of California Berkeley, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Texas at Austin.
Founding Sponsors: CRA & CRA-W
Government Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
About the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing:
The GHC is a program of The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and is co-presented by ABI and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, GHC is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. GHC was founded by the late Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994.
About The Anita Borg Institute
Founded in 1997, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to changing the world for women and technology. The Institute accomplishes its goals through collaboration with industry, academic and government organizations. A growing list of leading corporations, including partners HP, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Google and sponsors, IBM, Cisco, and Intel recognize that by investing in its programs to engage and develop technical women, they can achieve a more diverse, globally competitive workforce capable of producing higher levels of technology innovation and better financial performance. Partnering with these visionaries, as well as leading universities, government organizations and influential individual business and political leaders, the Institute is delivering programs that are changing the world for women and technology. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) : www.anitaborg.org.