Announcing 2018 WE Local Conference Dates

The Society of Women Engineers and the WE Local Advisory Board are proud to announce the dates and locations of our 2018 WE Local Conferences.
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The official date and venue lineup for 2018 WE Local conferences* are … Drum roll, please.

WE LocalWE Local Tulsa
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel
January 26-28, 2018

WE Local Phoenix
Sheraton Grand Downtown Phoenix
February 23-25, 2018

WE Local Milwaukee**
Wisconsin Center (Conference venue)
Hilton Milwaukee City Center (Conference hotel)
March 9-11, 2018

WE Local Portland
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
April 6-8, 2018

WE Local Providence
Rhode Island Convention Center (Conference venue)
Omni Providence (Conference hotel)
April 20-22, 2018

SWE is excited about the 2018 joint collaboration that will bring together members of K-12, collegiate and professionals under one roof. WE Local conference success is not possible without the following dedicated SWE members:

WE Local Advisory Board

Ashley Pietz (chair)
Santa Clara Valley Section      

Katharine Gamble (chair-elect)
Baltimore/Washington Section

Ali Anderson

Dianne Beever
Austin Section

Elizabeth Hurley
Sierra Foothills Section

Jenny Morikawa
Detroit Section                                                                                      

Wendy Obenauf
Columbia River Section

Diane Peters

Marta Wicke
Mt. Diablo Section

Nicole Woon
Boston Section

2018 WE Local Host Committee Chairs

WE Local Tulsa
Kristina George
Tulsa Section

WE Local Phoenix
Sara Christopherson
Phoenix Section

WE Local Portland
Nicole Woodman
Columbia Rivers Section                                                  

WE Local Providence
Michele Fitzpatrick
New England Shoreline Section         

WE Local Milwaukee
Elizabeth Kolancyzk
Milwaukee Section
Elia Zanella
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

If you are interested in joining a WE Local Host Committee, review the WE Local Host Committee overview and contact WE Local. Please note, some host committees are filled at this time but the following host committees are looking for members:

WE Local Phoenix
WE Local Portland
WE Local Tulsa
WE Local Providence

To learn more about WE Local and to receive updates on abstract submissions and registration, visit

*SWE Headquarters does our best to accommodate the members’ needs by taking into consideration the following details when selecting dates and venue locations: function space, seasonal weather, available venue dates, rental and room rate costs and school calendars. Therefore, 2019 and 2020 host city nomination submissions will adhere to a site selection schedule as set forth by the WE Local Advisory Board and SWE Headquarters. Click to learn more.

**Due to venue space and date constraints in Madison, WI, WE Local Milwaukee was selected as an alternate host city for Wisconsin.