The ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing in the Upper MidWest
February 17-18, 2017
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
What is MinneWIC?
MinneWIC is the ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing in the
upper midwest. We call it MinneWIC from the native american word
"Minne" that means water.
This regional meeting
will bring together students, faculty, and technology leaders from across
Minnesota and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's
computing and technology fields, share experiences and strategies for
success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields.
Specifically, the goal is to provide an opportunity for young women
to explore opportunities in computing, to network with other
women from academia, industry and government, and to create
friendship among women in the region who share the same interest
and passion for computing.
This celebration is part of a nationwide effort to address the
alarming decline of women choosing computer science professions.
What will happen at MinneWIC?
MinneWIC will start late Friday afternoon February 17 and continue
until early afternoon on Saturday February 18. Details will be
listed in the Program once they are finalized.
Who should attend MinneWIC?
You should attend if you are interested in learning about the challenges and
rewards of computing careers or in advancing technology through broader
representation of women. We encourage undergraduate, and
graduate students with interests in computing and information technology to
attend and also to submit work in the appropriate categories (see
Call for Participation). We
invite faculty and technology leaders to come meet and mentor the next
generation of computing professionals.
High school students interested in computing are also welcome to attend.
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