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2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Opens Call for Participation

Program Theme: "Are We There Yet?" (January 16, 2012)

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/12 -- The 12th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) has opened its Call for Participation. The annual conference, a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the world's largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration will take place from October 3 - 6, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This year's theme "Are We There Yet?" recognizes that technology and the culture of technology are continuously evolving but there are also concrete goals we are striving to achieve. Submissions are encouraged that answer the question "Are We There Yet?" The submission deadline is March 16, 2012.

The Grace Hopper Celebration is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. The technical conference features well known keynote speakers and invited technical speakers, panels, workshops, new investigator technical papers, PhD forums, technical posters, birds of a feather sessions, the ACM Student Research Competition and an Awards Celebration.

Submissions on both technical and professional topics are encouraged. The Grace Hopper Conference committee is requesting submissions that reflect the conference theme "Are We There Yet?" in the areas of innovation within a company, from academia, or from individual contributors. Technical submissions that discuss the present and future state of technologies are encouraged.

The 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration attracted 2890 participants from 34 countries.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and is co-presented with the Association for Computing Machinery. For more information, go to

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon,, and Yahoo! For more information, visit

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