Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference 2019 - Calgary


WiDS Calgary is a conference event coinciding with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University (http://www.widsconference.org/) and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. These events aim to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. 


WiDS Calgary at the Schulich School of Engineering provides opportunities to hear about the latest data science-related research and applications, connect with others, and celebrate the work of outstanding women in this dynamic field. It is sponsored by IEEE, Schulich School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The conference provides a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and researchers and also learning the latest data science-related research, developments, and applications from local speakers as well as from leading experts in the global industry at the main WiDS conference in Stanford University. We will also organize a poster presentation session in which female professionals and researchers from related science and engineering disciplines will present their research. It also provides the opportunity for students and attendees to connect with others and present their work during the poster presentation session. We have 5 local talks all will be presented by female speakers. Two of the speakers are former graduate students at the University of Calgary.

 Registration is free and all genders are invited to attend.

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Call for Posters

A poster session will be held in conjunction with Women in Data Science (WiDS) Event at the University of Calgary on March 4, 2019.

Female professionals and researchers from related science and engineering disciplines are welcome to submit their work for interactive (poster) presentation at the WiDS event. Interested participants shall send a short abstract (maximum 250 words) of their work to the conference committee via email at widscalgary@ucalgary.ca by February 22, 2019. Proposed abstracts may describe the participant’s work in progress or completed projects in any areas of data analytics. 

The Technical Committee will review the abstracts to assure quality and relevance. Authors will be notified of acceptance on February 25, 2019. Accepted abstracts will be collected as a booklet available to the event attendees, including industry representatives and potential employers.

Authors of accepted abstracts are also expected to

  • prepare and print a poster of size A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm) in portrait orientation using the conference poster template (download the poster template from here),
  • be present in front of their poster during the poster session.

Best Poster Award

The conference committee will select the best three posters presented during the interactive poster session. The winners of the Best Poster Awards are announced during the closing ceremony of the WiDS Event and will receive $300$200and $100 bursaries.



Organizing Committee 


General chairs:

Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi

Dr. Mohammad Moshirpour   



Poster and Web Chair:

Sepideh Afkhami Goli 


Publicity and Public Relations chairs:

Soheila Karimi   

Sandra Simeono           



Comm/Media chairs:

Christine Cao                 

Amy Guo 



Registration chairs:

Bahareh Yekkekhany          

Fatemeh Sharifi                


fatemeh.sharifi1(at) ucalgary.ca

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  Date and Time




  • 402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada T2N 4V8
  • Building: MacEwan
  • Room Number: MacEwan Hall B

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  • widscalgary@ucalgary.ca

  • Starts 31 January 2019 12:57 PM
  • Ends 03 March 2019 08:46 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Mozhdeh Shahbazi

Proffesor at University of Calgary

Svetlana Yanushkevich

Proffesor at University of Calgary


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