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Lynn Conway

Transgender Pioneer & Computer Scientist

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Lynn Conway Biography

Lynn Conway is a transgender pioneer and computer scientist who revolutionized information technology by inventing new methods that greatly simplified the design and fabrication of complex microchips. Conway rebuilt her life in tech after her transition and continued to make great advances and contributions to the field. She later publicly came out as transgender and became an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.

In 1968, Conway was fired from IBM for being transgender. But she was determined to succeed, against the odds, and started all over again in her career. She took a low-level programming job and worked her way up through the ranks. In 1973, Xerox offered Conway a position at its new (now famous) research division, PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), which is where the personal computer, word processors, and Ethernet were invented.

Her work at PARC is legendary in the tech community, and she spearheaded the Mead & Conway revolution, which was partly named after her. This achievement allowed the placement of more transistors on a single computer chip, which made it easier for engineers to create more efficient and higher-capacity computer chips — which directly led to modern computer processors. This design revolution was the spark that started the Silicon Valley boom in the 1980s.

After her time at Xerox PARC, Conway moved to the Department of Defense before settling into a career in academia, teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later at the University of Michigan.

In 1999, Conway decided it was time to break her silence on her gender transition. She has since become a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and created a website to tell her story of her gender transition. IBM honored Conway with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. During the virtually held ceremony, SVP of Human Resources Diane Gherson publicly apologized to Conway for how she’d been treated by the company. Conway experienced her share of setbacks due to discrimination, but her contributions to modern-day computing technology are undeniable. Her success and advocacy work will help to pave the way for a more inclusive STEM culture in the decades to come.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lynn Conway for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lynn Conway for your next private or corporate function.
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Transgender Pioneer & Computer Scientist

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Lynn Conway Biography

Lynn Conway is a transgender pioneer and computer scientist who revolutionized information technology by inventing new methods that greatly simplified the design and fabrication of complex microchips. Conway rebuilt her life in tech after her transition and continued to make great advances and contributions to the field. She later publicly came out as transgender and became an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.

In 1968, Conway was fired from IBM for being transgender. But she was determined to succeed, against the odds, and started all over again in her career. She took a low-level programming job and worked her way up through the ranks. In 1973, Xerox offered Conway a position at its new (now famous) research division, PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), which is where the personal computer, word processors, and Ethernet were invented.

Her work at PARC is legendary in the tech community, and she spearheaded the Mead & Conway revolution, which was partly named after her. This achievement allowed the placement of more transistors on a single computer chip, which made it easier for engineers to create more efficient and higher-capacity computer chips — which directly led to modern computer processors. This design revolution was the spark that started the Silicon Valley boom in the 1980s.

After her time at Xerox PARC, Conway moved to the Department of Defense before settling into a career in academia, teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later at the University of Michigan.

In 1999, Conway decided it was time to break her silence on her gender transition. She has since become a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and created a website to tell her story of her gender transition. IBM honored Conway with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. During the virtually held ceremony, SVP of Human Resources Diane Gherson publicly apologized to Conway for how she’d been treated by the company. Conway experienced her share of setbacks due to discrimination, but her contributions to modern-day computing technology are undeniable. Her success and advocacy work will help to pave the way for a more inclusive STEM culture in the decades to come.

Lynn Conway Videos

  • Lynn Conway "An Invisible Woman" @ GVPL Nov. 10th, 2016
    Lynn Conway received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Victoria, Nov. 9th, 2016. Lynn is a computer scientist and engineer...
  • Out to Innovate 2014 Keynote day one: Lynn Conway
    Featuring Lynn Conway, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emerita, University of Michigan; Fellow, IEEE; Fellow, Computer History...

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  • How to book Lynn Conway?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lynn Conway for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lynn Conway, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lynn Conway or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lynn Conway?

    Booking fees for Lynn Conway, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lynn Conway, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lynn Conway?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lynn Conway for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lynn Conway for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lynn Conway or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lynn Conway or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lynn Conway is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lynn Conway for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Lynn Conway generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Raquel Willis, Munroe Bergdorf, Chris Mosier, Shane Ortega and Charlie Jane Anders. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lynn Conway for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lynn Conway Speaker Videos

  • Lynn Conway "An Invisible Woman" @ GVPL Nov. 10th, 2016
    Lynn Conway received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Victoria, Nov. 9th, 2016. Lynn is a computer scientist and engineer who helped to pioneer modern information technology...
    Out to Innovate 2014 Keynote day one: Lynn Conway
    Featuring Lynn Conway, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emerita, University of Michigan; Fellow, IEEE; Fellow, Computer History Museum; Member, National Academy of Engineering.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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