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 Early-Bird registration 

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WhAT IS LATINITY?

LAtINiTY is a two-day conference, where participants have the opportunity to listen to women leaders from the region and discuss gender issues in computing and technology. This is a unique opportunity to have access to STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students, researchers, professors and professionals. By attending LatINiTY you will:

-  Expand your professional network: meet women who share your passion for technology

-  Gain visibility: showcase your projects among peers

-  Inspire other women in technology: mentor others and be a role model

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION 

Scholarships 

Thanks to the support provided by our generous sponsors, we will be awarding several registration, travel and accommodation scholarships. These scholarships are open to undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as faculty and professionals (at all levels). The deadline for applying is the 1st of March. Click here to apply


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Talks and Panels 

The conference is currently seeking proposals for speakers and panelists. In order to participate, submit a proposal for a talk about your research (Academic track), technical work in industry (Industry track) or gender issues at universities and/or technology organizations (Society track). Submissions for all tracks are encouraged from college students and professionals at all levels − from undergraduate students to entry-level industry employees to senior women in industry, government, and academia. Submissions can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. 



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Academic track

The purpose of the Academic track is to give women an opportunity to present their research:

- research projects that they are leading,
- already published results (2015 – present day), or
- work in progress.

We encourage submissions from the full spectrum of research topics, from core computer science to applications, including, but not limited to, algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, communication and security, computer graphics, databases, human-computer interaction, software engineering, and theory of computation.

Valid submission formats:

- Full Presentations (20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions)
- Student Lightning Talks (5 minutes)

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Industry track

The purpose of the Industry track is to give technical women a space to present novel projects or technologies that they have helped develop. We invite submissions describing the problem which is being addressed, the proposed solution, the current state of the project, lessons learned, and future work.

Valid submission formats:

- Full Presentations (20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions)

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Society track

The purpose of the Society track is to showcase work done during the past year to promote the participation of women in computing in Latin America. This includes presentation of studies about the situation of women in the area. We also invite submissions discussing non-technical subjects that may be of interest to the community, including, but not limited to, career advancement, work-life balance, and maternity.

Valid submission formats:

- Full Presentations (20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions)
- Panels (60 minutes): start with a short introduction of the panel (10
minutes), followed by questions and answers (50 minutes). We highly
encourage diverse, cross-organizational panels.)

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Submission Instructions

All proposals must be submitted through EasyChair. The program 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. Author information, presentation titles and abstracts will be published online; however, note that no proceedings will be published.

Full Presentations : Download template here

Student Lightning Talks : Download template here

Panels: Download template here



IMPORTANT DATES

  • DECEMBER 5TH - 2016 Call for participation (opens)

    Se abre la convocatoria para participación

  • FEBRUARY 26TH - 2017 Call for participation closes (deadline)

    Se cierra la convocatoria para participación (deadline) 

  • APRIL 30TH - 2017 Scholarship application deadline

    Se cierra la convocatoria para las becas

  • MAY 26TH - 2017 Accept/reject notifications will be emailed

    Se envían las comunicaciones de Aceptación/No-Aceptación por correo electrónico 

  • AUGUST - 2017 Conference dates

    Fechas de la conferencia

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

August 24

  • 8:00am - 9:30am Welcome & Registration

  • 9:30am - 10:30pm Keynote Speaker 1

  • 10:30Am - 1:00pm Academic Track

    At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident.

  • 12pm - 2:30pm Lunch

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Keynote Speaker 2

  • 3:30pm - 6:00pm Society Track

August 25

  • 8:00am - 0:30am Students Talk

  • 9:30am - 10:30am Keynote Speaker 3

  • 10:30am - 1:00pm Industry track

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Keynote Speaker 4

  • 3:30pm - 6:00pm Panels

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Eveling G.  Castro Gutierrez                                            Elizabeth Vidal Duarte
Universidad Católica Santa María                              Universidad La Salle Arequipa

CONFERENCE GENERAL ADVISORS

                                   Natalie Gil                                    Jocelyn Simmonds
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology               Universidad de Chile


    Luza Jaramillo
Electronic Arts, Inc.

TRACK COMMITTEES
Academic Track

Society Track

Industry Tack

                                    

SPONSORS

We are waiting for you!!!

NEWS 

Keynote speaker  - Maria Alvarez, Microsoft
28 Sep

The first edition of LAtINiTY – held in 2015- had more than 100 conference registrants from 14 countries of the region, including a 6% male representation; the conference was held in three different languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English, with 7 international speakers.


 LAtINiTY aims to provide opportunities for organizations like companies and universities to recruit talent, and to give attendees firsthand information about those opportunities.
01 OCT

LAtINiTY 2015 keynote speakers and panelists included renowned women from Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle and ThoughtWorks. Conference presentations were organized in three tracks:
Academic track,, Industry track and Society track. 
In parallel, the event hosted other relevant activities:  Career Talk and Senior Technical Women Panel, Student Research Talks Competition, Career Fair, Entrepreneurship Workshop and Product Visioning Challenge.