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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

November 9–12, 2011
Oregon Convention Center | Portland, Oregon, United States

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a conference series that brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their fields and represent industrial, academic, and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, and special sessions focus on the role of women in technology fields such as computer science, information technology, research, and engineering.

Microsoft is pleased to sponsor Grace Hopper for the fifth consecutive year as a Platinum Sponsor. The work of the Anita Borg Institute and the Association for Computing Machinery, in coordination with the Grace Hopper Conference, is critical in attracting and retaining women who will create new technological innovations all over the world. This year's conference theme, “What If” complements this year's Microsoft theme, “Be What’s Next.” Everyone at the conference can “Be What’s Next” by answering and investigating all the possible “What Ifs.” Learn more...

Grace Hopper Goes Green

Microsoft was recently named one of the Top Green IT organizations by ComputerWorld. As part of our efforts to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent per unit of revenue by 2012, we will be collateral free at Grace Hopper as part of the Epiphyte Research Project. Please pick out a photosynthetic research partner from the Project Epiphyte nursery at our booth (Exhibit Hall B417) to find information that we would typically have offered via hand-outs.

The Microsoft Research Connections Epiphyte Care Program is more than just a platform on which to raise your new photosynthetic research partner. It is an expression of our desire to nurture a lasting and fruitful relationship with you as we de­fine the future of technology, and use its power to advance human (and plant) knowledge. The epiphyte is more than just a highly-evolved organism that has transcended the limitations of its soil-bound ancestors. It is a metaphor for the collaborative process of research where knowledge is built on previous efforts and leads to entirely new fields of study. If you follow the care instructions provided with your epiphyte, it will grow and may even bloom and reproduce. Visit our booth in Exhibit Hall B417 to learn more.

About Microsoft Research Connections

We collaborate with the world’s top academic and scientific researchers, institutions, and computer scientists to help solve some of the most urgent global challenges. Our collaborations help shape the future of computing by focusing on research in the following fields:

To help foster the next generation of world-class scientists who are critical to the future of scientific discovery, we regularly offer fellowship and grant opportunities. Learn more...