In a blink of an eye, WE Local has doubled. From an initial offering of two U.S. and two global conferences in 2017, WE Local has expanded to five U.S. conferences and will host two more conferences and over a half dozen roundtables globally in 2018.
The WE Local Advisory Board (LAB) and five WE Local Host Committees (LHCs) are committed to WE Local national conferences and on behalf of those members, we welcome you to WE Local. The 2018 WE Local events will showcase the most prominent (and local!) industry leaders and organizations, exceptional breakout session speakers (evaluated and chosen by SWE members), networking galore and an outreach event for middle- and high-school students—all in two days. We hope you take the opportunity to explore one (or all five!) conferences.
In this time of transitions, LAB and LHCs are working to create conferences that feel familiar and pleasant while also incorporating new and exciting elements. Feedback from the 2017 conferences in Pittsburgh, PA and San Jose, CA showed WE Local where we excelled (Keynote Speakers, SWENext DesignLab and breakout session variety) and where we needed more focus (Career Fair, Volunteer Opportunities and the overall agenda layout). The feedback from LAB and LHC members, attendees, speakers and sponsors has been used throughout the planning process for 2018 for continuous improvements.
Are you interested in staying informed with the latest WE Local news and updates? Follow WE Local at the:
- WE Local website
- WE Local monthly e-newsletter
- WE Local Facebook event pages
We hope you'll make new local connections that can continue long past the end of the conference. After all, WE Local is meant for you to Meet Locally. Learn Socially.
FY18 WE Local Advisory Board Chair
FY18 WE Local Advisory Board Chair-Elect