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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 

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Scholarships



Thanks to the support provided by our gracious sponsors, we will be awarding several registration, travel and acommodation 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 April 16th Chik HERE to apply


Spanish: https://goo.gl/forms/N84v8OX8bfRqhDMn2
English: https://goo.gl/forms/nWYp9WTkg6Y4AXcf1
Portuguese: https://goo.gl/forms/m0WIOT6YKTm11iBE3



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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 Eventus. 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

  • FEBRUARY  4th - 2017
    Call for participation (open)

  • FEBRUARY  10th- 2017
    Call for scholarships (open)


  • APRIL 26th - 2017   EXTENDED
    Call for participation EXTENDED DEADLINE

  • APRIL 20 th - 2017
    Call for scholarships EXTENDED DEADLINE



  • JUNE 10th - 2017
    Call for participation/scholarships  accept/reject notification  

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

August 24

07:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 11:00 Industry/Academic/Society Track
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Welcome
12:00 - 13:00 Keynote Speaker 1

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Time

14:00 - 15:00 Industry/Academic/Society Track
15:00 - 16:00 Keynote Speaker 2
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Industry/Academic/Society Track
17:30 - 19:00 Workshop
19:00 - 20:00 LATINITY Reception 

August 25

07:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 11:00 Industry/Academic/Society Track
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Keynote Speaker 2 
12:00 - 13:00 Industry/Academic/Society Track

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Time

14:00 - 15:30 Industry/Academic/Society Track
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break 
16:00 - 17:00 Keynote Speaker 4 
17:00 - 18:30 Workshop
18:30 - 19:00 Closure 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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MARIANA COSTA
Laboratoria

Mariana Costa is the co-founder and CEO at Laboratoria, a social enterprise that gives young women from low-income backgrounds a career in tech. She has worked in development projects throughout Latin America, holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University in New York. Most recently she had the honor of sharing a panel with President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Stanford University, and was recognized by the BBC as one of 2016's most influential women.

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ALICIA CHONG
Bloomer HealthTech

Alicia Chong is Co-Founder of Bloomer HealthTech a company that integrates technology seamlessly in daily clothing to capture cardiac and respiratory parameters, activity levels and other general body metrics through sensors. Its first creation aims to fill the gaps of information about women’s heart health with a product that integrates into women’s brassieres allowing meaningful data to be collected, analyzed and made accessible to users, doctors and medical professionals for personalized healthcare.

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Muy Pronto
Muy Pronto

She  is an American Computer Scientist noted for her research oon computer vision, image processing, and image enhancement. Her most notable work is her early efforts on neural networks, modeling human vision and imaging patents.
She is also noted for her leadership in broadening participation in computing. She is a founding member of Latinas in Computing, she serves on the CAHSI, Anita Borg Institute, and CRA-W Boards, and was the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2013 General Co-Chair.

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ANDREA VILLANES
MentorMe

She has two Masters Degrees from North Carolina State University, one in Analytics, the other in Computer Science. She has been awarded several scholarships, worked for Walmart, and does regular consulting work for US firms including Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts Games, WebAssign. She is an expert in navigating the application process for international students, taking the required exams, and embracing in the exciting (and terrifying) experience of studying and living in a new country.

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NASEEM EHSAN
MentorMe

She supported herself throughout her educational career, graduating from UC Berkeley and then receiving an MBA from Indiana University.She has worked for multiple Fortune 100 firms in various industries including AT&T, Walmart, and Johnson & Johnson. She regularly gives talks to undergraduates and graduate students preparing for their future careers.

Registration

Early  registration

From  April 30 st   until June 30, 2017

student
  US $35  
Registration
proFessional
US $100 registration

LATE REGISTRATION

From  July 1st  until  August 24th

student
  US $50   REGISTRATION
profesional
US $120 REGISTRATION

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Eveling G.  Castro Gutierrez                                           Elizabeth Vidal Duarte
Universidad Católica Santa María                              Universidad La Salle Arequipa
      Universidad Nacional de San Agustín                         Universidad Nacional de San Agustín

CONFERENCE GENERAL ADVISORS

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


    Luza Jaramillo
Electronic Arts, Inc.


TRACK COMMITTEES

Academic Track
Maria Victoria Vallejos
Universidad Mayor - Chile

Society Track
Nancy Hitschfeld Kahler
Universidad de Chile

Industry Tack
Camila Gaitán 
                Founder Ideasup and Technical Consultant Meridian Group



                   SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEES
             Carolina Hadad                                                     Stephanie Frias 
                  Chicas en Tecnología                                         Women in Technology (WIT)

                                    

SPONSORS

IF YOU WANT TO BE A SPONSOR Click Here

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.



CONTACT US

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https://fb.me/LAtINiTY/

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latinity@latinity.info

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@LatinityConf

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Universidad Católica de Santa María

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