WE Local Call for Participation Has Been Extended to August 20

Become a speaker at one of SWE's WE Local Conferences in 2019. Hundreds of attendees want to hear your insights about a variety of professional and personal development topics.
Why I Love WE Local

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is looking for influential individuals to share their insights to attendees at at local conferences in five cities next year: Denver, CO; Baltimore, MD; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL and Bellevue, WA. By becoming a speaker at WE Local, you’ll be contributing to the advancement of women in engineering and technology.

Hundreds of attendees at each WE Local conference want to hear about a variety of professional and personal development topics including diversity and inclusion, salary negotiation, social issues, finance management, career fair and interview tips, engineering paths, networking, mentorship and more. There are opportunities to present in a panel discussion, presentation style, lightening talks and interactive group discussions.

Visit welocal.swe.org to read more about our WE Local Call for Participation, and submit your abstract today! The deadline to apply has been extended to August 20, 2018.

About WE Local

WE Local is a SWE national and global program that brings together participants in all stages of their collegiate and professional journey. The program hosts conferences around the globe so engineers can connect through professional development workshops, inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and outreach activities.

WE Local North America conferences are created by SWE Headquarters (HQ) and the WE Local Advisory Board (LAB) with support from the WE Local Host Committees (LHC).

Be a WE Local Speaker

Increase your chances of becoming a WE Local breakout session speaker by reviewing the below steps for the 2019 Call for Participation (CFP). The CFP deadline (for all 2019 North America conferences) is Saturday, August 11, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EDT, USA). SWE Headquarters will notify all speakers of an accepted or declined submission on or after Friday, October 26, 2018.

Important Notice: There is only *one* CFP for all 2019 conferences. During the submission process, please indicate which conference you like to present at in preference order – you may select more than one conference.

  • Attendee Desired Content

    Based on feedback received from 2017 and 2018 WE Local conferences, attendees have a variety of topics they like to hear about. View the complete list of WE Local Attendee Desired Content.

  • CFP Requirements & Best Practices

    Carefully review the WE Local Call for Participation Guidelines to (1) identify best practices for completing each section of the abstract process, (2) explain the questions that you will be expected to complete for each session submission, and (3) identify the points available within the review process.

  • Learning Outcomes

    Learning outcomes are crucial to the selection of an accepted versus not-accepted submission. Learning outcomes should describe how learners will apply the information from your session to their jobs or planning their career. View Learning Outcome examples.

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