March 27-28, 2020 at Christopher Newport University

CAPWIC is the ACM Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing and provides a low-cost, regionally tailored, small conference for women in computing. The participants include female students, faculty, and professionals, as well as male supporters of women in computing.

The event provides a venue for future computing professionals to gain confidence in their skills, network with each other, and learn from accomplished technical women. The event includes distinguished speakers, panels on academia and industry, student and faculty presentations, a student research poster contest, and a career fair for students in computing fields.

CAPWIC 2020 will be held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia on March 27-28. All levels of experience are welcome.

January 24, 2020
Volunteer to Review!
February 7, 2020
Abstract Submission
February 14, 2020
Notification of Acceptances
February 19, 2020
Scholarship Application
February 26, 2020
Notification of Scholarship Acceptances
March 4, 2020
Registration deadline
March 27-28, 2020


Colleen Lewis
Colleen Lewis

Colleen Lewis is the McGregor-Girand Associate Professor of computer science at Harvey Mudd College. At UC Berkeley, Lewis completed a PhD in science and mathematics education, an MS in computer science, and a BS in electrical engineering and …

Cheryl Seals
Cheryl Seals

Cheryl Denise Seals is a Professor of Computer Science & Software Engineering at Auburn University. She has taught and developed eight courses during her tenure (i.e. HCI, UI, AI, etc.) and directed the development of dozens of software systems …

NASA Modern Figures Panel
NASA Modern Figures Panel

Hidden Figures is a movie based on actual events. While the movie dramatizes some aspects, it is true to the struggles of the women at the center of the story. The victories for racial and gender rights were not achieved easily or quickly, and our …







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Single Hotel Room
Double Hotel Room*
Triple Hotel Room*
Conference Registration without lodging


Scholarships 💰 are available to attend CAPWIC every year! CAPWIC Scholarship Awardees have ranged from first-year students in high school, to senior Ph.D. student in graduate school.

Community Standards

Code of Conduct

CAPWIC's top priority is that participants feel welcome, comfortable, respected, and safe while attending. As an official ACM-W celebration, we adhere to the ACM Code of Conduct .