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Women in HPC Summit

Women in HPC Summit 2020
29 April - 1 May 2020 | Vancouver, British Columbia

Applications are now open for the Women in HPC Summit Student Program. The program is aimed at students of all levels interested in HPC. All students are required to submit a poster related to HPC topics they work on. These posters are an integral part of the program, but can be for new or existing work.

Applications close on 28 February 2020

Application materials include two documents:

  1. A student prepared document that includes
    1. A brief bio including background in HPC
    2. Statement of why you wish to attend the WHPC Summit
    3. Career aspirations
    4. A 1-2 page extended abstract describing your poster contents; An A0 sized poster is required at the Summit
  2. A letter of support from an academic advisor supporting your attendance

Programming during the summit specifically aimed at students minimizes overlap with regular summit sessions. These student oriented sessions include:

  • General presentation skills discussion and practice for a variety of presentation scenarios both written and verbal
  • A small group poster presentation practice session to give feedback about the poster, presentation, and how to entice poster session attendees to interact
  • A lightning presentation session to the whole summit as a teaser to attend your poster at the poster reception
  • A poster session to interact with other attendees with your poster
  • A 2-hour career fair focused on internships, postdocs, and other positions

Accepted students are provided with complimentary registration for the Summit, but no travel support is available. Students will also help with running of the conference with a 2-3 hour shift (e.g., tracking/reporting attendance at a session, helping with AV, or working the registration desk). Particular shifts will be determined closer to the Summit date with students able to bid on the particular slots they prefer.

The tentative agenda includes the following, but is subject to change:

Wed 29 April

9:00-10:30 Meeting and getting to know each other
11:00-13:00 Presentation confidence and skills presentation/discussion
14:00-15:30 Poster presentation practice
16:00-18:00 Poster presentation practice

Thur 30 April

9:00-10:30  Keynote Talks
11:00-13:00 Ask us anything (different career paths and options focus, but truly anything)
14:00-15:00 Poster lightning talks 
15:00-15:30 Posters networking (with the main poster session)
15:30-16:30 Career fair

Fri 1 May

12:00-13:00 Careers panel

Applications are accepted in the “WHPC Summit Student Program” track at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=whpcsummit2020

Student Program co-chairs
Jay Lofstead (gflofst@sandia.gov) and Rebecca Hartman-Baker (rjhartmanbaker@lbl.gov). 

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