The 11th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) has opened its Call for Participation. The Grace Hopper Celebration will take place from November 8 - 12, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. This year's theme "What If?" recognizes that innovation in technology arises from the question: "What if a culture of technology that encourages participation and inquiry from a diverse workforce leads to greater levels of innovation?" Submissions are encouraged that answer the question "What if?" The submission deadline is March 15, 2011.
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 "What If" in the areas of innovation within a company, from academia, or from individual contributors. Technical submissions that cross disciplines and other boundaries are encouraged.