Where to go first on Friday:

If you requested a hotel room, please go to the Q hotel to check in first! Check in will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the hotel lobby. Please make every effort to arrive prior to 5:00 pm. If you know that you will be arriving after 5:00 pm on Friday and you will need a hotel room, please e-mail and let us know so that special arrangements can be made.


After you have checked into the hotel (if needed), please join us at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center for the poster session. If you need a shuttle to the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, one will be leaving from the Q at 2:45 pm. Parking at both the Q and the Kauffman Foundation is free.


When you arrive at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center go directly to the registration desk to get your name badge, t-shirt and conference bag. Please wear the MINK WIC conference shirt during the 5:30 pm group photo.


If you need a shuttle to or from the Q hotel outside of those below contact the hotel at (816) 931-0001.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Time Event
2:00 pm Registration at Q Hotel
2:45 pm Check-in at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
3:00 pm 3:30 pm Poster setup
3:30 pm 5:30pm Poster contest and reception
College fair
Kinect demo
4:00 pm 5:15pm Red Chair photo booth
5:30 pm 6:00 pm Group picture of MINKWIC Attendees (wear your t-shirt)
6:00 pm 7:00 pm Buffet dinner
7:00 pm 8:00 pm Keynote speaker: Nora Denzel
The Most Popular Ways Technical Women Shoot Themselves in the Foot in their Careers
8:00 pm 8:15 pm Break
8:15 pm 9:00 pm Track 1 Workshop: Microsoft’s Top 10 Tips to Building Your Resume and Acing Your Interviews!, Lora Los, Microsoft
Track 2 Panel: Work-life fit panel, Moderator: Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, NASA
9:15 pm 10:00 pm Track 1 Workshop: Microsoft’s Top 10 Tips to Building Your Resume and Acing Your Interviews! (Repeat), Laura Los, Microsoft
Track 2 Panel: The Big Switch, Moderator: Elise Jones, Cerner Corp.
10:00 pm Return to hotel
Dessert, Ice Breaker, Networking, **Prizes**

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time Event
6:30 am 8:00 am Breakfast at Q Hotel
7:50 am 8:20 am Bus to Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Late check-in at Kauffman
8:30 am 9:20 am Break-out sessions:
Track 1 Lightning Talks I, Moderator: Diana Linville, Northwest Missouri State University
Track 2 Lightning talks II, Moderator: Cindy Yi, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Track 3 Graduate Research Papers and Lightning Talks, Xin Fu, University of Kansas
9:30 am 10:25 am Plenary Panel: Imposter Syndrome
Moderator: Gudrun Neumann, American Century Investments
10:35 am 11:25 am Breakout sessions:
Track 1 Attributes of Influential Software Developers (Development Is More Than Just Coding!), Pam Delaney, Senior Member of Technical Staff, NetApp
Track 2 Thinking Beyond the Code: Making Your Own Rules, Jennifer Lohoefener, Software Architect, Perceptive Software
Track 3 Thinking Beyond: Breaking Rules & Building Clouds, Jeanne Johnson, Senior Enterprise Strategist in Cloud Computing and Datacenter Transformation, Microsoft
11:35 am 12:30 pm Plenary Panel: Dealing with the Boy’s Club
Moderator: Yuvonise Thurmond, KCP&L
12:30 pm 2:30 pm Box Lunch and Birds of a Feather
Keynote: Sarah Granger
Empowerment in the Digital Age
2:15 pm 4:15 pm Career fair
3:30 pm 4:30 pm Red Chair photo booth