Mon 13, May, 2024
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
CCH – Congress Center Hamburg
Congressplatz 1
Hamburg, , 20355


Reinventing HPC Potential

Solution Forum Takeover

Exhibitor Gala – May 13, 2024

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with ISC24, Women in HPC are hosting a Solution Forum Takeover event on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the Exhibitor Hall, from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM, coinciding with the Exhibitor Gala!

This year, under the overarching theme of ‘Reinventing HPC,’ our focus is on ‘Reinventing HPC Potential.’ Throughout the evening, we will feature a blend of invited and lightning talks aimed at exploring the multifaceted notion of potential within our community. Thanks to the generosity of ISC24 this event is open to all conference and exhibition pass holders who are attending ISC24 in-person.

Exhibitor Forum Take Over Agenda

Show your support for Women in HPC
18.30 Exhibitor Gala Opens!
18.45 Welcome

Presented by

Cristin Merritt, Alces Flight

18.50 Welcoming 2024 HPC Champion: Do IT Now

Presented by


18.55 WHPC Chapters + Affiliates

Introduced by

Eleanor Broadway, EPCC

Presented by

  • JuWinHPC
    • Cristina Manzano
  • WHPC MAR Chapter
    • Dr. Elisabeth Ortega-Carrasco
    • Dr. Marta García-Gasulla
  • WHPC Australia and New Zealand
    • Mark Stickells
 19:05 Collect your WHPC Diversity Day t-shirts and swag!
19:10 Invited Speaker

Presented by

Emma Barnes, University of York

19:25 – 19:40 Lightning Talks

Welcoming our speakers

  • WHPC Travel Fellow: Shraddha Mahesh Thanki
  • HPCKP Travel Fellow: Aleksandra Kowalczuk
  • Meriam Gay Bautista-Jurney
19:40 Collect your WHPC Diversity Day t-shirts and swag!
19:45 Invited Speaker

Presented by

Ian Colle, AWS

20:05 – 20:20 Lightning Talks

Welcoming our speakers

  • WHPC Travel Fellow: Phoebe Cullen
  • Julita Inca Chiroque
  • Nicole Fisk
20:20 Closing Remarks

Presented by

Cristin Merritt, Alces Flight

20:30 Exhibitor Gala comes to a close

Call for Lightning Talks

Call for Talks: CLOSED

Our lightning talks submissions are now CLOSED.  If you would like to read more about the submission process, or wish to see our decision timeline and process, please read on.

Are you attending ISC24 in Hamburg, Germany?  Would you like to be a presenter at our Solution Forum Takeover? As we explore the ever-evolving landscape of supercomputing, we invite you to share your insights, experiences, and research in a dynamic 5-minute lightning talk format.  Up to six (6) speaking slots are available for those wishing to share their experiences with the audience.


In this fast-paced session, speakers will have the opportunity to showcase how they are pushing the boundaries of HPC, whether through groundbreaking research or innovative career trajectories. We encourage presentations that highlight novel approaches, diverse perspectives, and the transformative power of HPC in shaping the future.

Talk Format:
Each lightning talk will be limited to 5 minutes, providing a concise yet impactful platform for presenters to share their ideas. Talks can focus on any aspect of HPC, including but not limited to:

  • Cutting-edge research projects
  • Emerging technologies and trends
  • Career journeys and experiences in the field
  • Challenges and opportunities in HPC
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in HPC

Who Should Apply:
We welcome submissions from individuals across all career stages and backgrounds, particularly those from women and underrepresented groups in the field of HPC. Whether you’re a seasoned researcher, a rising star in the industry, or a student exploring the possibilities of HPC, we want to hear from you.

Additional Information:
Speakers are kindly requested to ensure their availability for travel to and attendance at the ISC24 conference in Hamburg, Germany. Please note that we regretfully do not have travel support available for speakers at this time.

How to Submit:

WHPC Solution Forum Takeover – Submission Form (now closed)

To apply, please submit a brief abstract (maximum 250 words) outlining the content of your lightning talk. Include your name, affiliation, and contact information with your submission. Submissions are due by March 25, 2024.

Important Dates:

  • Notification of Acceptance: April 5, 2024
  • Materials Deadline (Slides/Supporting Media): May 6, 2024
  • Solution Forum Takeover: May 13, 2024

Past Deadlines:

  • Submission Deadline: March 25, 2024 AOE

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