By BJ Wishinsky (Community Manager, Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology)
The 12th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) has opened its Call for Participation.

The annual conference, presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.

The Grace Hopper Celebration will take place from October 3 – 6, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

This year’s theme “Are We There Yet?” recognizes that technology and the culture of technology are continuously evolving but there are also concrete goals we are striving to achieve.

Important Dates:

  • March 16, 2012: Deadline for submission of Program Abstract
  • May 17, 2012: Notifications
  • June 1, 2012: Registration Opens
  • June 25, 2012: Deadline for submission of Final Program Content

Submissions are being accepted in the following tracks:

  • Birds of a Feather (BOFs)
  • New Investigators Papers
  • Panels, Workshops and Presentations
  • PhD Forum
  • Posters and SRC Posters
  • Social Collaboration Track
  • Women of Underrepresented Groups Track

The organizing committees will review all abstracts submitted to the conference on the basis of a set of criteria, including the quality of the submission and its relevance to this conference, originality and scope of the subject matter.

For complete details,including links to the proposal template and sample proposals, see the Call for Participation page.

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About the guest blogger: BJ Wishinsky is Community Manager at the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology, a nonprofit that works to recruit, retain and advance women in technical career paths. Her work with their online communities and social media are focused on helping technical women and diversity advocates connect with resources, opportunities, and each other. Prior to the Institute, BJ was a software engineer and technical education manager at Silicon Graphics (SGI) and Cadence Design Systems. Follow her on Twitter at @anitaborg_org and @ghc.