WE Local

Registration is now open for all WE Local conferences in North America! Registration is also now open for WE Local India, Bengaluru! Register early to save on any WE Local conference!

Employer Support of WE Local

SWE has resources available for SWE members who are interested in requesting financial support from your employer to attend WE Local and other SWE events. Visit welocal.swe.org to download these resources and a template proposal letter.

Speaking Opportunities Available

Contribute to the advancement of women in engineering and technology by becoming a speaker at WE Local Bellevue (Plenary Panels), WE Local India, Bengaluru or WE Local Europe, Berlin.

At WE Local Bellevue, we are looking for Plenary Panelists to share best practices on leadership and advancement in the workplace. Click here to learn more about Plenary Panel descriptions and nominations. Submit a nomination before December 10, 2018. 

At WE Local India and WE Local Europe, we are looking for influencers to add value to our conferences by leading presentations and workshops with insights on topics that include negotiating compensation, networking strategies, re-entry into the workforce, diversity & inclusion, innovation in engineering, leadership development and more.

The deadline to submit a CFP for WE Local India is December 21, 2018. CFP is open for WE Local Europe until February 28, 2019.

Outreach at WE Local

This year, SWE is hosting outreach events in three WE Local cities: BaltimoreSt. Louis and Denver. DesignLab will be an educational event focusing on inspiring younger generations to pursue STEM. It will also feature awards ceremonies for two outreach awards opportunities. Spread the word to help our future engineers #BeThatEngineer!

*NEW* SWENext DesignLab Community Engagement Challenge
This outreach challenge is an opportunity for high school students in Baltimore, St. Louis and Denver to work with real engineers and implement a $1,000 engineering project in their local community. Teams will also compete for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to WE19 in Anaheim, CA. Teams must express interest in participating by December 23rd.

If you would like to help these students design their engineering projects by serving as a SWE Advisor, please reach out to outreach@swe.org by December 23rd.

2019 SWENext Community Awards
The SWENext Community Awards recognizes girls in grades 6-12 who are actively interested in STEM and doing something in their community about it (e.g. raising awareness, mentoring students, participating in SWENext, etc.). Three juniors and seniors from the Community Awards applications will be deemed a Community Innovator and receive a mentoring session with a SWE Professional. Encourage future engineers to apply here.


Contact welocal@swe.org.