SAVE THE DATE!
COMING SOON HOPPER DOWN UNDER IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
WELCOME RECEPTION, JULY 29, 2019
CELEBRATION, JULY 30-31, 2019
Hopper Down Under is a celebration of diversity in technology in the Asia-Pacific. Created by women technologists, for women technologists, this inaugural conference is produced by AnitaB.org.
Hopper Down Under is modeled on the AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration, aimed to empower women technologists in the Asia-Pacific. It brings together women technologists at all levels, from undergraduate to CEO, along with members from industry leading companies, academia, and research, to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.
Hopper Down Under offers technical and career development sessions, including Poster Sessions, a Career Fair, a Tech Expo, Mentoring Circles, and more.
The Call for Participation is now open! Click on the “Apply to Speak” menu tab above to learn more, or click here to submit your application.
Our event objectives include:
- Building community.
- Strengthening our collective, diverse voices.
- Promoting inclusion.
- Inspiring action.
Please send your questions and other inquiries to the following email address: HopperAustralia@anitab.org
If you would like to receive more information about Hopper Down Under and other events happening in your area, fill out this form.
We welcome people of all genders and backgrounds to attend the inaugural Hopper Down Under to celebrate diversity in tech in the Asia Pacific. Our program is designed to:
- Celebrate technical impact and accomplishments of women and gender diverse people at all career and academic levels
- Enable women to network with peers, allies and mentors in the Asia-Pacific region, and support one another along their career paths
- Equip women and allies with technical and career skills through a variety of interactive and hands-on sessions
- Inspire curiosity and action whether you are an experienced technologist or new to the technology field
We appreciate your enthusiasm for Hopper Down Under and your commitment to gender diversity in technology. To make attendance accessible to all, we will provide flexible registration options, including:
- Full two-day registration (all programs, career fair and lunch for two days)
- Scholarships (limited number of scholarships will be available to provide free admission to all programs, career fair and lunch for two days)
General registration includes access to all programs, careers fair, lunch, and reception for the two-day conference.
- General registration opens in mid-March 2019. Prices will be published soon.
Are you a student who is interested in attending Hopper Down Under and requires financial assistance?
At AnitaB.org we believe that registration cost should not be a barrier to attending this 2-day event. To make attendance accessible to students we will have Hopper Down Under Scholarships.
The timeline for Scholarship applications and Decisions will be available in March.
Apply to Speak
The Call for Participation for Hopper Down Under is now open! Check out our Tracks and the Session Formats in the menu tabs above. Once you have decided on your track and format, visit our submission site, create an account and submit your proposal to speak or present a poster.
The Call for Participation in Hopper Down Under and the Sponsorship Prospectus will be available in mid-March.
Further details on key dates and important deadlines will be provided soon.
Call for Speakers
There will be six conference tracks for the inaugural Hopper Down Under covering a wide range of fields for every technical woman. These include Research, Careers & Leadership, Products, Technology, Education and a Poster Session.
In mid-March we will release our Call for Participation at which time we will be seeking high-quality submissions that showcase the latest trends and research, emerging technology, practical experiences, technical solutions and projects led by women in one of the domains highlighted below. We invite perspectives from academic, industry, entrepreneurial, governmental and non-profit sectors. Submissions that explore diversity, inclusiveness and ethical considerations surrounding the technical work are strongly encouraged.
The conference tracks will include presentations, panels, workshops and posters.
There are six conference tracks for Hopper Down Under, including:
Speaker selection for any Hopper conference is highly competitive. To improve your chances of being selected, we recommend that you closely follow the speaker submission requirements.
- Word count: Abstract – maximum 400 characters. Proposal – maximum four pages; three pages for submission content and one page for speaker bios. Only abstract will be published to attendees. We will not edit these, so please pay attention to formatting and grammar.
- Font size: Minimum 10-point font. Use a common font such as Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman.
- Audience: Use for career-related submissions to indicate your target audience. Understanding of the audience and tailoring the submission as such ensures a higher chance of success. If your submission is accepted, the audience label will be at the discretion of the track co-chairs.
- Expertise level: Use for technical submissions to indicate if the proposal is aimed at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels. If your submission is accepted, the audience label will be at the discretion of the track co-chairs.
- Templates: Use the Poster Starter Template to guide you.
Sponsors are a key facet of our community and through Hopper Down Under play an important role in building a collectively strong, diverse and inclusive tech community in the Asia-Pacific.
As a Sponsor, your organization gets an opportunity to support an event aimed directly at improving Diversity and Inclusion in the tech industry. It is a great way to showcase your commitment and support for women in tech, engage and encourage your current employees by giving them an opportunity to leverage all the conference has to offer and recruit top local-talent at our career fair.
When released in mid-March, you will find that the 2019 sponsorship program offers you the convenience to pick the sponsorship package that best meets the goals and needs of your organization.
Our scholarship opportunities will be announced in April.
Hopper Down Under Scholarships will provide funds for undergraduate students and graduate students to attend our two-day Celebration. Scholars who attend Hopper Down Under gain access to career workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more about our Scholarships program below.
Student Scholarships include:
- A stipend to cover travel costs provided at the discretion of the scholarships committee
- You must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college, university, or high school at the time of applying.
- You must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college or university at the time of Hopper Down Under (July 2019). Those graduating prior to Hopper Down Under are not eligible unless accepted to another related degree program (such as a M.S. or Ph.D. program).
- Show satisfactory progress toward a degree such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
- Be able to demonstrate an interest in computing.
- You must be at least 18 years of age by July 29, 2019.
- You cannot accept more than one scholarship to attend.
- If you receive a scholarship and do not notify AnitaB.org that you cannot attend prior to Hopper Down Under, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes a scholarship away from another student that could have attended.
What are we looking for in a student scholar?
Your voice and participation are important! To ensure that we incorporate the ideas and talents of our local community, please consider volunteering for Hopper Down Under.
There will be openings for reviewers in our scholarship and program track committees. Additional positions will be opened for some of our planning roles in March. General volunteers will be needed closer to the conference, so please keep checking back!
Program & Scholarship Committee Reviewers
Reviewers must be able to commit to 6-8 hours of work between April to mid-May, possibly including online meetings.
- If applying for a track committee, you must have technical expertise in the field of the track you selected and, ideally, prior experience reviewing proposals for a technical conference.
- If applying for the scholarship committee, you must have at least two years of work experience. Prior experience reviewing scholarships or program tracks would be a plus.
Each reviewer will be assigned proposals/scholarship applications from the committee chair and be given 2-3 weeks to complete reviews. After reviewing the proposal/application, they will fill in a review form using an online tool to provide a score and recommendation, as well as feedback/comments to the chairs and the submitter.
In the case of score/recommendation misalignments, the chair might invoke a discussion for further information or feedback.
All reviewers that fulfill their obligations, will receive priority registration and a discount on their ticket to Hopper Down Under in 2019.
- Program & scholarship reviewer applications will open in mid-March
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
—– Additional volunteer opportunities will be posted in mid-March. Check back soon. —–