Program

ADA University campus view of Buildings B and C.

Due to the global pandemic, womENcourage 2020 will run as an online virtual event to ensure health and welfare of our attendees. Check back soon for updates.

Check out the times and venues for our activities, such as keynote speeches, poster presentations, career fair, hackathon and more. Traditionally womENcourage program includes three components: 

  • Conference with keynote speeches and panel discussions, workshops and tutorials, as well as poster presentations from student researchers.
  • Career Fair, where leading companies set up their booths and often arrange onsite hiring sessions. 
  • Hackathon competition on one or more topics, usually inspired by industry.

The following draft program is subject to change closer to the event dates:

ARRIVALS 23 September, Wednesday
DAY 1 24 September, Thursday
08.00-09.00 Morning tea-coffee / Registration
09.00-09.30 WelcomingBuilding C / Large Auditorium
09.30-10.30 Day 1 Keynote speech
10.30-11.00 Tea-coffee break
11.00-12.00 Day 1 Panel discussion
The Big Promise of Big Data Analytics
12.00-12.30 Poster pitch presentations
12.30-13.30 LunchBuilding C / Divan café
13.30-14.00 Poster pitch presentations
   
14.30-15.00 Group and scholarship photo session Great Lawn
15.00-17.30 Career FairBuilding A / Karvansaray Hall
15.00-15.30 Tea-coffee break
Career Fair
17.30-21.00 Cultural program
18.30-21.00 Welcome dinner
DAY 2 25 September, Friday
08.00-09.00 Morning tea-coffee / Registration
09.00-09.30 Poster pitch presentations Building C / Large Auditorium
09.30-10.30 Day 2 Keynote speech
10.30-11.00 Tea-coffee break
11.00-12.00Day 2 Panel discussion
The Artificial Intelligence: from Algorithms to Ethics
12.00-12.30 Poster pitch presentations
12.30-13.30 Lunch Building C / Divan café
13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions: Workshops and TutorialsBuilding B / Study Rooms
15.00-15.30 Tea-coffee break
15.30-17.00 Parallel sessions: Workshops and Tutorials
17.30-21.00 Cultural program
DAY 3 26 September, Saturday
08.30-09.00 Hackathon OpeningBuilding B / Majlis Room
09.00-17.00 HackathonBuilding B / Books and Bytes café
10.30-11.00 Tea-coffee break
  Hackathon
12.30-13.30 LunchBuilding B / Books and Bytes café
  Hackathon
15.00-15.30 Tea-coffee break
15.30-17.00 Team presentationsBuilding B / Majlis Room
17.00-17.30 Judging and awarding
17.30-21.00 Cultural program
DEPARTURES 27 September, Sunday