COVID-19 Update

Students evacuated from Italy (c)

Due to the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our team is closely monitoring the development of the outbreak.

ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2020 (conference, career fair and hackathon) is currently still scheduled to be held as planned. Therefore, we are still receiving contributions via EasyChair and emails, and looking forward to excellent poster submissions and workshop/tutorial proposals.

At the same time, we are assessing various contingency plans with the international steering committee to ensure that the event can take place in a safe manner in line with guidelines provided by the ACM.

We are following updates about the situation from the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which is working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and will update our plans. You may want to check the Azerbaijan Tourism Board COVID-19 advisory regularly at

The womENcourage 2020 team would like to thank all participants, volunteers and speakers for their support and patience in this difficult time. We are grateful to all for the time and energy they have and continue to devote to our event.

We are committed to finding the right balance between the important scientific and societal mission served by womENcourage 2020 and the health and welfare of our attendees.