inspire the future

Save the date: VHTO and NWO invite you to networking conference ‘Inspire the Future’

On Monday the 24th of November, VHTO, the Dutch national expert organisation on girls/women and science/technology, and NWO, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, organise the networking conference ‘Inspire the Future’.

VHTO and NWO invite all female researchers and female students in Computer Science to attend ‘Inspire the Future’. During this networking conference, ‘Leading Ladies’ in ICT will share their views on academic research in Computer Science, and current and future developments with regard to women pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. We hope you will be able to attend the conference and/or send this invitation to female researchers and students in your network.

A wide range of influential and inspiring women in ICT research and ICT business will be present. There will be ample opportunity for interaction and networking.


Examples of topics addressed during the conference:

·         What kind of possibilities does a PhD in Computer Science offer?

·         What is particular about the Computer Science ‘culture’ in the Netherlands, compared to other countries?

·         What can be done to stimulate more women and girls to choose Computer Science related studies? And what do you think of current measures to accomplish this?

·         How leaky is the ‘leaky pipeline’ in Computer Science studies and careers, and what causes PhD students to drop out of PhD trajectories in CS?


Date: Monday 24th of November, 2014

Time: 15.00 – 20.30 (buffet and drinks are included)

Venue: Rockstart, Amsterdam

Cost: Free


Preliminary registration is possible by sending an email to: vhto@vhto.nlThe complete programme will be made available this week.

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