Copyright 2017 - ACM-W UK

The 2nd INSPIRE Conference 2017: Identity, Impact and Voice -  An ACM Celebration of Women in Computing


The INSPIRE Conference 2017 is a collaboration between the ACM-W UK Professional Chapter and the University of Hertfordshire ACM Student chapter. The aim is to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment and research in higher education.

This one-day conference will provide a gateway to hear women’s stories, showcase good practice, learn new skills and form networks of like-minded colleagues. To enable this the conference will feature: Invited world leading speakers from Academia and Industries, Research Poster Competition, Networking and Mentoring opportunities and Space to Play! Register here!


Call for Posters

We invite poster (standard A1 paper size) presentation which is open to all students this includes Undergrads, Masters and PhDs studying in computing or related areas. To enter, students need to submit a 250 word abstract by April 25th 2017 at 11:59 pm. There will be prize awards for the top 3 posters in each student category (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and a generous travel cost (up to £80 economy return ticket) will be refunded for all accepted posters.

When:  Friday 12th May 2017

Where: Room E350 and the foyer of E350/E351 which is located in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK. For more information contact Dr Martina A. Doolan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or/and Dr Poonam Yadav (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Conference Chair: Dr Martina A. Doolan, University of Hertfordshire

Programme Chair: Dr Poonam Yadav, Chair, ACM-W UK Professional Chapter and Dr Martina A. Doolan, University of Hertfordshire


The provisional programme is:

09:00 – 09:40 Registration & Refreshments, exhibition displays incl. posters

09:40 – 10:00 Welcome

10:00 – 10:30 Breaking the Ice: Bring along a jar containing 3 items that form your identity

10:30 – 11:10 Opening Keynote talk

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break, Networking and Posters

11:30 – 11:40 ACM-W UK Chapter presentation

11:40 – 12:10 ACM UK Student Chapter Leaders presentations

12:10 – 13:00 Students Short Presentations

13:00 – 14:10 Lunch, Group photo, Networking, Mentoring and Posters

14:10 – 15:00 Keynote talk

15:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: Negotiating Identity

16:00 - 16:30 Awards, Next Steps & Close

f t g m