September 19-21, 1997, San Diego, CA

On September 19-21, 1997, professionals and academics in computer science and computer-related fields will gather at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, for the second Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. Make plans now to join us as we celebrate the legacy of Admiral Hopper, a pioneer in the field of computing and an inspiration to scientists and women everywhere. The three-day conference features technical talks by many of the most successful women in the computing field as well as panels, technical topic sessions, workshops, and birds-of-a-feather sessions.

The Grace Hopper Celebration is an opportunity for computer scientists, professionals in the computing industry, and students to come together to exchange ideas, update knowledge, share success stories, and engage in a natural forum for networking and mentoring.

Program Highlights

Addresses from Leaders in Computing Field

Teachnical Track Parallel Sessions

Workshops and Birds-Of-A-Feather Sessions

Registration and Scholarships

The total conference fee is $425, if registration is received by 6/1/97. For students, the total conference fee is $175, if registration is received by 6/1. The total conference fee includes three days of intense technical content, meals, a gala reception featuring an address from Anita Jones, outgoing director of Defense Research and Engineering for the U.S. Department of Defense, and a reception at the San Jose Museum of Art. The fee for conference registration increases to $475 after 6/1, and we expect limited space to be available for late registrations.

In true testimony to her vision, Admiral Hopper considered her greatest contribution to society to be "all the young people I have trained." In that spirit, funding for approximately 80 scholarships/travel grants for students and junior professionals has been provided by the NSF, USENIX Association, and AAAI. The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is June 13, 1997, and applicants should note that the scholarship application process is separate from registration. If you plan to attend the conference regardless of whether you receive an award, we urge you to register early, as we expect a capacity crowd with few spaces available for late registrations. Conference registration will be reserved for all award applicants.

Details on the application process are available on the Grace Hopper Celebration Web site at

Honoring Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

Admiral Hopper was an innovative scientist who faced the challenges of programming the first computers undaunted. Her work spanned programming languages, software development concepts, and compiler verification, and laid the groundwork for modern data processing. We hope you will be able to join us this September 19-21 in San Jose for the 1997 Grace Murray Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and participate in this unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in computing.

Marsha Chechik