Virtual conference format

This year’s womENcourage 2021 will adopt a virtual form, coordinated from Prague, Czech Republic. Yet, we encourage communities all around Europe to meet and share the conference in person. If you want to volunteer to organize a local get-together around womENcourage 2021 in your city or country, please contact Bara Buhnova <> to learn more.

The conference will happen in CEST timezone (local time in Prague). All keynotes, panels, workshops and tutorials will be recorded (unless the speaker prefers otherwise) and available to those participants who chose a different parallel session or cannot attend due to a timezone shift.

During Day 1 and Day 2, you will get inspired by our invited speakers within their Keynotes and Panels. Also, you can join the virtual Ask me anything sessions featuring some of our most inspiring speakers in an open interaction with you, sharing their life lessons and answering your questions.

The highlight of Day 2 is an opportunity to interact with the authors of accepted Posters, who have much to say to the theme of the conference, “Bridging communities to foster innovation”. Listen to their lightning talks where they invite you to their posters, visit them at poster booths and join them during roundtables on the themes bridging the poster topics.

The mornings of Day 1 and Day 2 are dedicated to selected Workshops and Tutorials, delivered by inspiring experts from both industry and academia. 

The highlight of Day 3 is the Hackathon. Join us to enjoy interactive playful time with people from all around Europe, or join us for the final presentations to see the projects on the theme of the conference.

Finally, in each of Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 take advantage of the opportunity to meet the partners of the conference within the Career Fair or insightful industrial panel.

The following draft program is subject to change closer to the event date. Please mind that the schedule is in CEST timezone therefore the attendance is suitable for the EMEA (i.e. Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region.

⦿ Keynotes and Panels

⦿ Workshops and Tutorials

⦿ Poster Presentations

⦿ Career Fair

⦿ Hackathon