Call for 2021 STARS Celebration Workshop Leaders!

Are you passionate about justice-centered computing? Do you want to lead honest discussions on anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and social & cultural considerations in computing? Do you have insights, experiences, technical skills, ideas, or even activities that you'd like to share in an effort to ignite action towards broadening participation in computing? If so, we are more than excited for you to join us as a 2021 STARS Celebration workshop session leader!

We encourage all interested parties to submit workshop proposals on topics including (but not limited to):

  • Student-Led Service & Outreach Initiatives for Diverse, Equitable, Anti-racist, and Justice-Centered Computing
  • Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Research
  • Designing and Implementing BPC efforts in College Computing Departments
    • Tutorials/Workings for Leading a BPC activity/program/outreach event
    • Taking the next step to build an impactful BPC effort
  • Opportunities, Strategies, Curriculum, and Techniques for Justice-Centered Computing Education
    • College, K-12, Adult learners with non-technical backgrounds
    • Communal/Institutional/Departmental
  • How to lead a STARS Computing Corps chapter at your institution
  • Engaging local STARS Alumni in BPC Efforts
  • Professional development
    • Student (career pathways, advice, preparing for internships, interviews)
      • Should I go to graduate school in computing? How to Apply for a Fully Funded Graduate School Experience
    • Faculty (developing research proposals, connecting to BPC projects and resource)
    • Building technical knowledge skills (e.g., talks on blockchain, full-stack web development, etc.)
  • Socially relevant computing


Be a part of a new generation of leadership by engaging the minds of students, faculty and industry professionals who are ready to change the culture of computing!


Submission Information & Guidelines

Workshop proposals are managed through the EasyChair conference management system. To make a submit a proposal, you must have an EasyChair account; if you do not have an account, you will have the option to create one using the link provided below.  All submissions require a: (1) list of any & all authors, (2) workshop title, and (3) workshop abstract (max of 250 words). We do not require finalized workshop presentation materials as part of your initial submission; these items will become necessary after all submissions have been reviewed. Upon notification of acceptance, presenters will receive follow-up instructions via email detailing presentation material(s) formatting guidelines, as well as information pertaining to our finalized program schedule and notes on preparation. 

Details & Submission:

Submission Deadline: August 20th, 2021 (extension upon request)

Notifications: Sent out on a rolling basis; final notifications by September 1st, 2021


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