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2014 Grace Hopper Celebration Achieves Record Registration, Expands Capacity

Registration Open For Students and Faculty.
General Registration Is Wait Listed.

PALO ALTO, CA, August 6, 2014 — The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on advancing women in computing today announced that it has received unprecedented demand for participation by organizations and individuals at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC).  Last year, ABI hosted 4,700 attendees at GHC in Minneapolis, and as of now, registration has almost doubled. Capacity for the 2014 event to be held in Phoenix, AZ., is 8,000 attendees, a year-over-year growth of approximately 70 percent.

Even with the increase in capacity, however, beginning today, some types of registration will only be available through the use of a registration code or a wait list.  Academic registration for students and faculty remains open. Individuals and organizations that have registration codes can continue to register using those codes. All codes must be redeemed by September 19, 2014.

“ABI is once again extremely proud that our annual GHC event has garnered such interest and excitement,” said Telle Whitney, ABI President and CEO. “We are grateful to all those interested in attending and believe that these record registration numbers demonstrate the strength and vibrancy of the growing community of women technologists and, a desire by more women to pursue technical careers.”

ABI encourages people who had hoped to attend but are not yet registered, to visit the website to register or to sign up for the wait list. These individuals will be notified as space becomes available. All attendees must be registered in advance of the event, there will be no onsite registration.

For more information on registration availability, visit the GHC Registration FAQ.

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About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 53 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI partners include: Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, National Science Foundation, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Bank of America, Broadcom, EMC, GoDaddy, LinkedIn, Lockheed Martin, Nationwide, Neustar, Rackspace, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, VentureLoop, VMware, and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit anitaborg.org.

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