SIGCSE 2020 - International Attendee Roadmap

The following sessions and events my be of interest to non-US attendees. Sessions and events specifically targeted at, involving, or in some cases presented by international attendees have been highlighted. There are many other aspects of diversity that are not included but may be of interest - again, all of these we feel may be particularly interesting for attendees coming from outside the United States. Be sure to check out the full symposium schedule here.

Some events/sessions require pre-registration (normally during conference registration online). However it is possible (up to a certain date) to modify your registration to include these events depending on availability.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Brett Becker, the International Liaison (


Wednesday, March 11

Computing for Social Good in Education

8:30am - 5:00pm, Mar 11, B110 (Prior registeration required from this page)

Computing for Social Good in Education (CSG-Ed) provides an opportunity for learning technical and professional skills while reinforcing computing’s social relevance. This FREE SIGCAS-sponsored pre-symposium event will allow participants to learn how to incorporate CSG-Ed into their classroom in two ways.

Gregory Hislop (Drexel University), Mikey Goldweber (Xavier University), Heidi J. C. Ellis (Western New England University), Lori Postner (Nassau Community College), Lisa Kaczmarczyk (Lisa Kaczmarczyk PhD Consulting, LLC), Grant Braught (Dickinson College), Richard Blumenthal (Regis University), Herman Jackson (Western New England University), Darci Burdge (Nassau Community College), Karl Wurst (Worcester State University)

Workshop #107: Leading Conversations about Microaggressions, Bias, and Other Difficult Topics

7:00pm - 10:00pm, Mar 11, B115 (Prior registration required via SIGCSE registration portal at

Have you ever frozen - not knowing what to say - when you heard a comment or question about diversity? Do you want to learn to facilitate an activity that can help you and your colleagues practice responding to bias? Join us!

We will play a research-based game to practice recognizing and responding to bias. The game invites players to respond to challenging scenarios related to subtle bias. Each scenario appears on a card, and players discuss how they would respond. You’ll get to play the game and learn about strategies for sharing the game with a few faculty, your students, or in a larger workshop. Bringing these skills back to your colleagues is an important way to disseminate and scale strategies for creating more inclusive CS classrooms. There are no prerequisites for this workshop and attendees will receive copies of the game to continue to learn and share with others.

Participants do not need any equipment.

Colleen Lewis (Harvey Mudd College), Catherine Ashcraft & Wendy M. DuBow (University of Colorado Boulder), Helen Hu (Westminster College, Utah), Kyla McMullen (University of Florida)

Day 1

Thursday, March 12

Poster Session 1 10:00am - 12:00pm, Mar 12, Exhibit Hall E

Session 1B: Student Experiences 10:45am - 12:00pm, Mar 12, D137

Session 1J: Researching Race in Computer Science Education: Demystifying Key Vocabulary and Methods Panel

10:45am - 12:00pm, Mar 12, Portland Ball Room 252.

Colleen M. Lewis (Harvey Mudd College), Joanna Goode (University of Oregon), Allison Scott (Kapor Center), Niral Shah (University of Washington)

ACM Student Research Competition - Poster Session 1:45pm - 5:00pm, Mar 12, Exhibit Hall E

Session 2B: Diversity 1:45pm - 3:00pm, Mar 12, D137

Session 2E: Math & CS 1:45pm - 3:00pm, Mar 12, C120.

Session 2G: Student Motivation 1:45pm - 3:00pm, Mar 12, B110.

Session 3F: Computing for Social Good 3:45pm - 5:00pm, Mar 12, B118.

Session 3L: Improving Global Participation in the SIGCSE Technical Symposium Panel

3:45pm - 5:00pm, Mar 12, Portland Ball Room 256.

Amber Settle (DePaul University), Brett A. Becker (University College Dublin), Rodrigo Duran (Aalto University), Viraj Kumar (Indian Institute of Science), Andrew Luxton-Reilly (University of Auckland)

Day 2

Friday, March 13

Poster Session 2 10:00am - 12:00pm, Mar 13, Exhibit Hall E.

Session 4H: Activities for Building Understanding: How AI4ALL Teaches AI to Diverse High School Students Special Session 10:45am - 12:00pm, Mar 13, B113.

Sarah Judd (AI4ALL)

International Lunch 12:00pm - 1:45pm, Mar 13, Oregon Ballroom 201. Prior registration required.

Poster Session 3 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Mar 13, Exhibit Hall E.

Session 6B: High School Experiences 3:45pm - 5:00pm, Mar 13, D137.

Session 6E: CS Curriculum 3:45pm - 5:00pm, Mar 13, C120.

Workshop #308: How to Become Fluent in Diversity and Inclusion in one Evening.

7:00pm - 10:00pm, Mar 13. D133. (Prior registration required via SIGCSE registration portal at

This workshop is intended for CS educators, researchers and graduate students who want to be more comfortable talking about diversity. Are you overwhelmed with the language used in diversity conversations? Come learn about under-representation, minorities, under-served, privilege, stereotype threat, micro-aggression, fragility, anti-racism, equality, equity, inclusion, gender fluid, sexual identity vs. expression vs. gender, Latino vs. Hispanic, person of color…

Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Day 3

Saturday, March 14

Lightning Talks Session 2 10:45am - 12:00pm, Mar 14, B115.

Session 7J: Supporting Students from Underrepresented Groups to Succeed in Computing: Research and Programs in Community College Panel

10:45am - 12:00pm, Mar 14, Portland Ball Room 252.

Debra Richardson (University of California, Irvine) Amardeep Kahlon (Austin Community College), Cheryl Calhoun (Sante Fe College), Shannon Campe (ETR)

Session 8K: Minoritized Students’ Engagement, Identity, and Agency in Computer Science: Listening to the Students Themselves Panel

1:45pm - 3:00pm, Mar 14, Portland Ball Room 255.

Jean J. Ryoo (University of California, Los Angeles), (Jane Margolis (University of California, Los Angeles), Tiera Tanksley (University of California, Irvine), Cynthia Estrada (University of California, Los Angeles)