About womENcourage

womENcourage is an ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing, aimed at connecting women from diverse technical disciplines and encouraging them pursue their education and profession in computing.

womENcourage brings together undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, academics and practitioners to present and share their achievements and experiences and discuss pressing issues of women in the computing profession. WomENcourage 2019 is organized by ACM-W Europe in Rome.

Previous womENcourage conferences were in Belgrade, Serbia (2018), Barcelona, Spain (2017), Linz, Austria (2016), Uppsala, Sweden (2015), and Manchester, United Kingdom (2014).


Wish to organize womENcourage 2020?

Submit your Expression of Interest by 1 May 2019.

ACM womENcourage Celebration is organized annually by ACM Women Europe and held each year in a different European country. It provides opportunities for women from diverse technical disciplines to come together and exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences. The Celebration is supported by a number of companies and professional organizations who generously donate funds and take part in the Career Fair, presenting exciting employment opportunities. womENcourage attendees take part in hackathon projects, workshops, tutorials, keynotes, technical talks, panels, and poster presentations and expand their professional network through socializing.

With womENcourage 2019 organization well underway, we are now looking for proposals to host womENcourage 2020. The proposal process includes two phases:

Phase 1: Expressions of Interest (EoI) to be submitted by 1 May 2019.

Notification of successful EoI proposal by 15 May 2019

Phase 2: Full Hosting Proposals by 15 June 2019

Notification of the final decision on 5 July 2019

Each EoI will be reviewed by the womENcourage Steering Committee. Teams with shortlisted proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal and provided with a budget template and advice. The full proposals are due on 15 June.

The template for EoI can be found here. A completed EoI needs to sent via email to the womENcourage Steering Committee: ACMWE_SC@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG by 1 MAY 2019.

For further information and advice, please send email to the womENcourage Steering Committee: ACMWE_SC@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG. The template for Full Hosting  Proposal can be found here.