When: Tuesday, October 9, at 19:00 – 22:00

Where: Asilomar Seascape (next to the Crocker dining hall, where lunch is served)

“Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.” https://findingada.com/

ALD is held every year on the second Tuesday of October. ISWC 2018 will remember Ada Lovelace on October 9 with social evening event that will include a discussion panel and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. The event is open to all ISWC participants (registration required).

If you want to know more about the different programs and initiatives that you and your organization can do to reduce the obstacles faced by women in STEM, and discuss other possible alternatives, please join our panel!

The scheduled panelists are Helena Deus (Elsevier), Christine T Wolf (IBM), Miriam Fernandez (Open University), Katherine Thornton (Yale), and Kenneth Seals-nutt (Yale Women Faculty Forum), discussing initiatives like Athena SWAN, Women networking squads, Science Stories, and gender in the global research landscape.

Attendees of the Ada Lovelace celebration event will also be adding Wikipedia pages about women in STEM, following guidelines put together by organizers of the event. We will suggest some names (with their corresponding information), but if you have a colleague who you think deserves recognition for her work in a scientific field, this is your chance to create her Wikipedia page – please suggest candidates on this form.

If you cannot attend the meeting physically, but you would still like to contribute by creating Wikipedia pages, we will interact with remote audience via Twitter, with the official ISWC2018 account @iswc2018  and share the list of names that have been proposed and not being edited already in the room.

Happy Ada Lovelace day everyone!

The event is kindly co-sponsored by CRA-W and Elsevier, and it is open to all registered attendees!


Registration to the event is required, please use the following form to register.

Event organizers:

 Lora Aroyo

 Miriam Fernandez, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University

 Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research

 Amrapali Zaveri, Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University, Netherlands