ACM-W UK Inspire Conference 2019

ACM-W UK Inspire 2019

ACM-W UK Celebration of Women in Computing – Inspire Conference 2019 will take place on September 6-7, 2019 at Durham University, UK.

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the broader community to advance the contributions of women in technical fields.

The theme of this year INSPIRE Conference 2019 is “Rising Together”. Therefore, the programme will have some exciting talks on supporting, mentoring and advocating women to achieve their full potential in both tech industry and academia and how to bridge the gap between academia and the industry. The conference programme also includes some emerging research in the area of AI, specifically focusing on steps towards building “Diversity in AI”.

– Ethics and fairness of AI
– Using AI to tackle unconscious bias
– Privacy and Security in AI
– Advances in Real-life applications

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr Mhairi Aitken (Senior Research Associate Newcastle University)
  • Dr Abi Giles-Haigh (Chief Data Science Officer at Vertice)

Important Dates:

• Poster Abstract (250 words) Submission: August 2nd, 2019, 23:59 EST
• Notification: August 12th, 2019
• Conference Registration: August 20th, 2019
• Final A1 poster: August 20th, 2019
• Conference: September 6-7th, 2019

Call for Poster submission:

The conference invites students (Undergrad, Master, PhD)/post-docs/early-career researchers to submit a poster (work related to computing and other related areas) by emailing a poster abstract 250 words (Before August 2nd, 2019, 23:59 EST). Successful posters will be included in the conference, and there will be prize awards for the top 3 posters. Students travel grants are also available. Students who want to be considered for travel grants should specify this at the time of the poster abstract submission.

Registration Details:

Register on eventbrite here:


The conference is currently accepting sponsorships. If you are interested in sponsoring us, please contact the conference chair Dr Noura Al Moubayed ( or ACM-W UK Chair Dr Poonam Yadav ( to discuss the options.

Benefits Silver
Recognition on conference website Bronze Logo Status Gold Logo Status Platinum Logo Status
Recognition in conference program x x
ACM-W UK INSPIRE registrations 1 2 3
Speaker Slot x (first 4 only)
Opportunity for ACM-W UK INSPIRE participation on a panel x (first 4 only)
Visibility in press releases x x x
Bag & Gadgets Sponsor x (2 items) x (3 items)
Lunch Sponsor x x
Celebration evening sponsor x

 Platinum Sponsors: