Join us for presentations, panel discussions, a poster session, and career exploration. We welcome participation by anyone interested in learning about rewards of careers in computing fields or in advancing technology through broader representation of women.

Students! Come meet other people interested in computing, learn about career choices and graduate study, and attend a career fair.

Professionals! We invite academic and industry leaders to come meet and mentor the next generation of computing professionals.

Download the Call for Participation Flyer.

What is MICWIC?

The 5th biennial Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC) Conference is part of a nationwide effort to address the alarming decline of American women choosing computer science professions. This historic conference will focus attention on the research and career interests of women in computing and information technology. It will bring together students, faculty, and business leaders from across Michigan and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's technology fields, share experiences and strategies for success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields.

Hear what people had to say about previous MICWIC conferences.

Keynote Speakers

Title: Talking to R2D2
Speaker: Joyce Chai

Joyce Chai

Joyce Chai is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University in 1998. Prior to joining MSU in 2003, she was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Washington Research Center. She has a broad research interest in natural language processing, situated human-robot dialogue, and intelligent user interfaces.

Title: Technology Trends and You
Speaker: Louise Hemond-Wilson

Louise Hemond-Wilson

Louise Hemond-Wilson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for IBM Systems and Technology Group Lab Services. Louise has over 30 years of IT experience with applied skills in executive and IT consulting, competitive analysis, product marketing, product management, technical support, sales management, and product development. Her executive consulting experience includes advising clients in numerous industries worldwide and is built on a foundation of experience in the banking and higher education industries prior to joining IBM. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University and a Masters in Theology from Loyola University.


March 20-21, 2015

Ann Arbor, MI

MICWIC will be held at Weber's Hotel and University of Michigan's Duderstadt Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

USAA ACM-W TechSmith

Bronze Sponsors