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Event Details

First Ever Women in HPC Summit

In partnership with Simon Fraser University 

Dates: April 29 to May 1, 2020

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The First WHPC Summit is proudly endorsed by

Welcome from the WHPC General Chair: Trish Damkroger

Vice President and General Manager of the Technical Computing Initiative (TCI) in Intel’s Data Center Group

  • “I am honored to be the General Chair for the WHPC conference and to support and advocate for the voices of women in the workforce and HPC community. This conference will bring together like-minded women from the HPC industry to learn from each other and build our networks. WHPC is a supportive group, designed to advocate for one another and encourage continued growth and development in HPC. Together, we can empower, lead and inspire, not just each other but the businesses and organizations that we work for.”


Building on our success as an internationally recognised organization that is actively addressing gender inclusion in the HPC/AI/Big Data  workforce worldwide, the Summit is designed to celebrate the contributions, careers and leadership of women in High Performance Computing, 

We are bringing together HPC leaders and innovators with career women in corporate organizations, research institutions, academia, and business for networking, mentoring, and sharing of knowledge in ways that challenge and change existing norms and culture in the technology world. 

Together with our supporters and leaders in the community, create unique opportunities for women to network, learn, and build connections and identify opportunities, whether they be for their next career step, training, education or skills. 

The WHPC Summit will provide a broadened scope and the first-ever dedicated event for women in the field of advanced computing. 

The first WHPC Summit will be a 2-day event, held in downtown Vancouver in Spring 2020. The event will include: 


  • Technical presentations from professionals in the community;
  • Career skills-building sessions;
  • Strategies for workforce inclusion, and engagement of under-represented groups;
  • Tutorials.


Who is attending

WHPC has consistently aimed to provide an environment that is welcoming to the entire HPC community, which we would aim to continue at the WHPC Summit. Look for these communities to be well represented:


  • Women working in the HPC community, irrespective of their role/job title/employment sector 
  • Allies of women and other under-represented groups (irrespective of career stage or managerial position)
  • Recruiters
  • Managers, leaders, HPC system buyers and operators, executives and leaders, recruiters, suppliers, supervisors who aim to diversify the workforce
  • Organizations that have technologies or opportunities of interest to women and who are open to engaging and supporting a women-majority audience


April 29 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - May 1 (Friday) 5:00 pm PT


Harbour Center

555 W Hastings St

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