The Colorado Celebration of Women In Computing (CCWIC 2010) will bring together students, faculty, and technology leaders from across Colorado and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's computing fields, share experiences and strategies for success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields. It will be held November 4-5, 2010 at the Denver Marriott-West in Golden, CO. We entreat you to take part in this historic conference in any of a number of ways.

Attend the conference
Apply for a scholarship by October 27, 2010
Spend the night (free for students) Must email request
Papers (Open to students) Submissions closed
Posters (Open to students) Submissions closed
Lightning talks (Open to all attendees) Submissions closed
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions (Open to all attendees) Submissions closed
Submission details
Information table (Open to corporate and academic sponsors)
Participate in CONNECT networking activity


You should attend if you are interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of computing careers or in advancing technology through broader representation of women. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students with interests in computing to attend and also to submit work in the appropriate categories below. We invite faculty and computing professional leaders to come meet and mentor the next generation of computing professionals.

Please download the CCWIC general flyer or the CCWIC information flyer and help us spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested.

Special Call for Faculty and Professional Leaders: We need faculty from higher education as well as computing professionals who are willing to share their experiences, expertise and advice with the next generation. Appropriate avenues include giving lightning talks, organizing a BoF session, staffing information tables, and engaging in informal discussions with students throughout the conference.


Scholarships for Non-profit Representatives: Representatives of non-profit organizations (excluding students) may apply for $150 registration fee scholarships. The request for a scholarship should include one paragraph on how your attendance at this conference would benefit you or your institution. Questions about scholarships and all scholarship applications should be directed to Scholarship applications are due by October 27, 2010. To ensure correct payment, we suggest delaying registration until you've heard about your scholarship application. We recommend, however, that you reserve your hotel room before the Friday, October 15, 2010 room block deadline.


Professionals without scholarship:
   $250 Early registration fee through October 9, 2010
   $275 Late registration fee starting October 10, 2010

Non-profit professionals with scholarship (see above):
   $100 Early registration fee through October 9, 2010
   $125 Late registration fee starting October 10, 2010

     $25 Early registration student fee through October 9, 2010
     $35 Late registration student fee starting October 10, 2010

Registration fee includes:
     Reception and dinner on Thursday, November 4
     Breakfast and lunch on Friday, November 5
     Housing is provided for students for Thursday, November 4

Faculty and other professionals: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Faculty can also pay student registration fees at this link by registering a group. Non-profit professionals with scholarships should register with the access code that will be emailed to you.

University of Colorado employees: Please pay the registration fees for all University of Colorado employees, including research and teaching assistants, with a tax exempt credit card from your organization to ensure tax exempt status.

Students Sponsored by Faculty: If a faculty member is paying your registration fee, please provide your information and lodging request at the REGISTRATION WEBSITE. You can sign into the registration website using your email address and the corresponding password that the faculty member created for you when paying your registration fee.

Unsponsored Students: If you are paying your own registration fee, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Be sure to enter your lodging request.


Housing (double occupancy) is provided on Thursday, November 4 for all students who register by 11:59 pm on October 17 *(extended date)*. Housing for late student registrants will be provided on a space available basis.

**NOTICE** Hotel requests made by any student (sponsored or unsponsored) after the October 17th deadline will be accommodated on a space available basis. If you request a room after the deadline, please also notify us at to be sure that you are considered for a late room request.


CCWIC 2010 welcomes papers from students on any topic in computer science, including topics that are technical, focused on women in computing, and/or highlight social/ethical issues. All submissions will be lightly reviewed. Our goal is to mentor young researchers and to help students gain confidence in the publication process. Selected papers will be presented at the conference in a lecture format involving 15 minutes for the oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. All suitable papers will be published in an electronic Proceedings of CCWIC 2010. Papers should be from 2 to 6 pages in length including text, figures, and references. See the submission details for more information.


Students are encouraged to submit posters on research, class projects, and work-in-progress. The poster reception will give students the opportunity to discuss their work with conference attendees in an informal setting. Submit a poster abstract of no more than one page summarizing the key idea of your poster. Poster abstracts will be lightly reviewed. Our goal is to help students gain confidence in discussing their work. All suitable poster abstracts will be published in an electronic Proceedings of CCWIC 2010. Posters should be no larger than 36x48. See the submission details for more information.


Lightning Talks are five-minute mini-presentations on any subject relevant to the conference. A lightning talk may be given by one or more students, faculty, or industry professionals. Submit a brief abstract of no more than one page describing the topic of your talk and listing the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the speakers(s). See the submission details for more information.


Birds of Feather (BoF) sessions are informal discussion groups on specific topics of interest. Attendees split into small groups to discuss specific technical or social topics that interest them. Suitable topics for discussion include anything related to computing: careers, education, challenges, student organizations, or a variety of other topics. BoF sessions may be organized by one or more students, faculty, and industry professionals. Submit a brief proposal of no more than one page describing the discussion topic and listing the name(s) and affiliations(s) of the organizer(s). BoF session proposals will be reviewed; due to limited space, only the top BoF proposals will be accepted. Our goal is to engender a lively exchange of ideas and foster a sense of community and mutual support. See the submission details for more information.


Both single and multiple-authored submissions are encouraged. Submission details are at the bottom of this page. You may also want to review the program from CCWIC 08 for ideas.

Deadline for paper, poster, lightning talks, and BoF topics submissions is Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm (new extended deadline).

Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, October 8, 2010.

All submissions should be made via the OpenConf site . We prefer that papers be submitted in pdf format; however, papers in Word format are also acceptable. Papers should be formatted using this Word template. All other submissions may be submitted as plain text, as a Word document, or as a pdf file.


Sponsorship of CCWIC 2010 offers many benefits to companies, colleges and universities. An important benefit for both corporate and academic sponsors is the opportunity to set up an information table during the career fair on Friday, November 5. All sponsors will be assigned a table on which to display information about opportunities in their company or academic programs. Participants at CCWIC 2010 who are not sponsors may submit requests for space at a shared table for brochures or fliers.


Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in CONNECT, a professional networking activity that makes it easy for you to share your contact information with other people. When you register for the conference, be sure to "opt-in" to the CONNECT activity. At the conference you will then be able to exchange contact information by simply texting a message or filling IDs into a mobile web application. Each evening you will receive an email with the contact information for everyone with whom you "connected" including optional comments to help you remember the context. For more information, take a look at the CONNECT FAQ.