GHC News: Things Not To Miss For the GHC Newcomer
For new conference attendees, the schedule of the Grace Hopper Celebration can be overwhelming. Here’s our quick guide to the “don’t-miss” activities of the conference to get you started.
1. â€śFor the Newcomerâ€ť Session, Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 â€“ 6:45 PM
Start off your conference experience with our session just for newcomers. Here youâ€™ll receive an introduction to the conference, gain an understanding of all of the activities happening, and learn the best ways for you to get the most out of your conference experience.
2. Keynotes and Plenary Session:
Keynote, Sheryl Sandberg, Thursday, November 10, 8:30 â€“ 9:30 AM
Keynote, Shirley Jackson, Friday, November 11, 8:30 â€“ 9:30 AM
Plenary Panel: Partnering with Executive Leaders for Shared Vision and Career Growth, Friday, November 9, 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Donâ€™t miss the keynotes and plenary session while at the Grace Hopper Celebration. This yearâ€™s keynote speakers are Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Shirley Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The plenary session will focus on industry leader partnerships, featuring representatives from Microsoft, CA Technologies, and Harvey Mudd College.
3. Leadership Development Workshop or CRA-W Mentoring Workshops, Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 â€“ 5:00 PM
On Wednesday, be sure to attend either the leadership development workshop or the CRA-W Mentoring Workshops, depending on your career level. The leadership workshop, Building Your Brand as a Technical Expert or Leader, will provide mid-level technical women with concrete ways to build a personal brand and effectively promote themselves and their accomplishments. The CRA-W Mentoring Workshops cover a number of topics relevant to undergraduates, graduates, and early career researchers.
4. Opening Reception and Career Fair, Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 â€“ 10:00 PM
Bringing together all conference attendees, the Opening Reception and Career Fair on Wednesday night are a great way to kick off the conference. Meet and network with fellow attendees during the Opening Reception. If youâ€™re job hunting, donâ€™t miss the Career Fair, featuring more than 70 employers (and be sure to submit your resume to the Resume Database beforehand).
5. General Reception, SRC Poster Competition, and Poster Session, Thursday, November 10, 6:30 â€“ 9:00 PM
On Thursday evening, all conference attendees come together for the General Reception and Poster Session. Check out the latest research that is being conducted by your peers. Learn about new ideas, refresh old ones, and find potential collaborators.
6. Sponsor Night, Friday, November 11, 7:30 PM â€“ 12:00 AM
Sponsor Night is the culmination of the previous days of the conference and brings together all attendees for a celebration of technical women. This networking event features dinner, music, and entertainment. Itâ€™s a fantastic end to the conference and one of the highlights year after year.