Columbus Conference

Make HERstory
Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going
September 12, 2018 | 7am – 7pm
At the Ohio Union | The Ohio State University | 1739 N High St. Columbus, OH 43210

Women have been involved with computing since the dawn of the computing age! Yet, alarmingly the percentage of women in computing has steadily declined since the mid 80’s. Information Technology is rapidly transforming our lives, and it is essential that we celebrate the contributions women have made in the story of computing, and explore what opportunity lay before us as we continue to make HERstory.

Please join us as we recognize our computing heritage and look toward the future of a world where women equally influence the direction of the world through information technology and computing. Inspiring you to answer the question…. how will you make HERstory?

Keynote Speakers

Lori Beer
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Global Chief Information Officer
Marie Hicks
Author and Professor
“Programmed Inequality”
  • 40 Sessions Across 4 Tracks
  • Career Management
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

New This Year

Innovation Lab
Find inspiration with innovative hands on labs and exercises that could leave you inspired to make HERStory with a startup idea, a solution to a social issue, or just plain fun!

Youth Track
Young ladies aged 5th – 9th grade explore the world of information technology with this day long workshop.


07:00am – 08:15am Registration
08:15am – 09:30am Kickoff and Keynote Lori Beer, CIO JPMorgan Chase
09:30am – 09:45am Break
09:45am – 10:45am Breakout Sessions
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00am Breakout Sessions
12:00pm – 01:00pm Lunch
01:00pm – 02:15pm Keynote Marie Hicks, Author “Programmed Inequality”
02:15pm – 02:30pm Break
02:30pm – 03:30pm Breakout Sessions
03:30pm – 03:45pm Break
03:45pm – 04:45pm Breakout Sessions
04:45pm – 07:00pm After Party