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Grace Hopper Celebration India 2016, Call for Submissions is Now Open

New Delhi, June 01, 2016: The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing and technology, today announced the Call for Submissions for its flagship conference in India, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) 2016.

The conference will take place from 7-9, December, 2016 in Bangalore. GHCI 2016 is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM India.

ABI India invites submissions from women in technological professions (entry to senior management) from the industry, government and academia; women entrepreneurs and students. Submissions from men in technology, corporate recruiters, consultants and others who have the expertise to present at GHCI are also welcome.

To make a submission for GHCI 2016, visit: http://ghcindia.anitaborg.org/ghci-2016-call-submissions/

GHCI 2016 offers a variety of technical and non-technical Tracks.

  • Technical -This will include sessions on exciting new technologies. The technical Tracks are Data Science and Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies, Human Computer Interaction, (HCI), Open Source, Systems Engineering and Tech Products A to Z. GHCI also has the Poster Session for women students and industry professionals from technical backgrounds.
  • Professional - These Tracks will have career development sessions for women technologist and include Back to Work, Campus to Corporate, Career Mastery for Success, Entrepreneurship, Management Excellence and Organizational Transformation.

GHCI is the largest technical conference for women in India and provides a great opportunity to gain professional visibility, network and inspire women in technology.

"Today there is an increasing number of women at the fore, leading and contributing to the technology innovation in India. As GHCI continues to grow, it is our wish to see more women participate and attend the conference. GHCI is a proven platform to share knowledge, connect with the like-minded peers and experienced leaders, learn and get inspired for a great career in technology," said Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, ABI India.

GHCI attracts high levels of participation from professionals, entrepreneurs, students, corporations, government and academia each year. To know more about GHCI please visit - ghcindia.anitaborg.org (#GHCI16).

Grace Hopper Celebration India 2016

About The Grace Hopper Celebration India

The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) is the largest gathering of women technologists in the country. ABI India has been successfully organizing this annual conference since 2010. GHCI focuses on the career, research and entrepreneur interests of women in computing and technology. Presenters at the conference are leaders in their respective fields from industry, academia and government.

GHCI 2015 drew 2,258 attendees (41% growth over 2014) from 11 countries and had 450 volunteers. The key highlights of the conference are various Tracks covering topics such as Technology, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Management, Back to Work, Early Career and more. Event participants can also look forward to the Hands on Lab, Student Career Fair, Poster Session and the Women Entrepreneur Quest.

About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 67 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs.

ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization in the US and a non-profit organization registered as a section-8 Company under the Companies Act, 2013 in India. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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