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Anita Borg Institute Opens Call for Participation for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Submissions on Technical and Professional Topics Now Being Accepted for the World's Largest Conference of Technical Women

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, today opened the Call for Participation for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the largest conference for technical women in the world.

This year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will take place October 2-5, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Grace Hopper Celebration provides attendees with technical sessions covering a wide range of subjects as well as a rich offering of professional development sessions for attendees at all career levels. Leading researchers present their work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research, and engineering.

Submissions are sought from areas of technology and professional development. Presenters are encouraged to submit proposals on new technology trends in the areas of medical technology, media and entertainment, software engineering, education technology, and mobile experiences. These important areas are expanding technology's impact and changing people's lives fitting with this year's conference theme, "Think Big, Drive Forward."

The deadline for submissions is March 15. Full information about submission types, requirements, and process are available at http://gracehopper.org/.

The Grace Hopper Celebration is a place where technical women gather to network, find or be mentors, create collaborative proposals, and increase the visibility of women's contributions to computing. The 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration attracted over 3,500 attendees from 41 countries.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a program of the Anita Borg Institute and is co-presented with the Association for Computing Machinery. For more information, go to www.gracehopper.org.

About The Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Their programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, Salesforce.com, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, VentureLoop and Yahoo! For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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