ACM womENcourage Europe

01 March 2014, Manchester, UK


Friday, 28 February 2014
18:00 - 20:00 Career Fair 

Saturday, 01 March 2014
08:30 - 17:00 womENcourage conference

Detailed Programme


8:30 AM-2:30 PM

9:00 Welcome and Opening by Eva Navarro Lopez, University of Manchester  
9:15 Keynote Address by Professor Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
 "How to Enjoy a Career as a Woman in Computing: The Power of Networks"
About Us
ACM Introduction by Vicki Hanson, ACM Treasurer,
ACM Europe Introduction by Mashhuda Glencross, ACM Europe Treasurer,
ACM-W Introduction by Valerie Barr, ACM-W Chair
ACM-W Europe by Reyyan Ayfer, ACM-W Europe Chair
ACM Europe Chapters by George Eleftherakis, ACM Europe Chapters Leader
10:45 Coffee Break, Poster Session
11:15 Panel "What are the career opportunities? What is the future?"

   Beryl Nelson, Google 
   Claire Vishik, Intel, UK
   Cornelia Boldyreff, University of Greenwich, UK
   Philip Su, Facebook, UK
   Christine Flounders, Bloomberg UK
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Technical Talk by Carole Goble, University of Manchester
"Helping Scientists do Science: Confessions of an Applied Computer Scientist."
13:55 Technical Talk by Yasemin Altun, Google
"Automatic Text Summarization and its Applications"
14:35 Unconference Sessions
Chair: Beryl Nelson, Google
15:35 Coffee Break
16:00 Panel: “What can you do to change the world?”

   Lynda Hardman, IE, The Netherlands
   Jessa Lingel, Microsoft Research
   Flora Ponjou-Tasse, University of Cambridge, UK
   Luz Rello, Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Cookie Cloud, Spain

16:45 Closing Remarks by Eva Navarro Lopez
17:00 Finish

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