Get Involved in WE Local 2020!

Check out the opportunities below for speaking at or joining a committee for a WE Local 2020 near you!
Why I Love WE Local

Check out these opportunities for speaking at or joining a committee for a WE Local 2020 near you!

Call for Participation Open

Call for Participation (CFP) is open for WE Local conferences in North America. Speaking at WE Local is an opportunity to support the advancement of women in engineering and technology by lending your insights and personal experiences.

Speaking Topics

WE Local is looking for speakers to contribute content related to a variety of topics including academia, entrepreneurship, finance management, career paths and strategies, social issues, re-entering the workforce, retirement, and more. Read more WE Local Attendee Desired Content topics.

Who is Eligible to Speak at WE Local

Speakers at WE Local can be from any career level, anywhere in the world. Diverse perspectives fuel innovation!

Guidelines & Best Practices

Download 2020 WE Local Call for Participation Guidelines & Best Practices.

Deadlines & Links Apply

Click on the conference city below to apply to speak at WE Local.

Future Speaking Opportunities

CFP will open soon for WE Local conferences in India and Europe. Stay tuned for more information.


Planning Committee Recruitment

Looking for ways to get more involved in WE Local? Consider joining one of our committees for conference planning. SWE is currently actively recruiting for Local Host Committee (LHC) members. Read below for more information and links to apply!

Committees in North America

WE Local is currently recruiting Local Host Committee (LHC) members for 2020 WE Local conferences in the U.S. LHC members can serve on the LHC from anywhere in the world by attending virtual meetings. Application links and deadlines are below.

Local Host Committee (LHC)

Each WE Local host city in the U.S. has an LHC comprised of 10-15 SWE members who support HQ with the execution of the WE Local conference by providing the “voice” of the local member. The LHC offer tactical support and local insight by serving on one of nine subcommittees. Click here to “meet” the current WE Local Host Committee.

Local Advisory Board (LAB)

The LAB strategizes on long-term strategy for the WE Local program in North America including conference improvements and programming. LAB members serve as the WE Local program strategic body creating the vision and direction to support the goals of the society and the needs of the members for WE Local conferences. Click here to “meet” the current WE Local Advisory Board.

Stay tuned for future opportunities to serve on the WE Local LAB.

Committees Across the Globe

The WE Local India Advisory Board assists SWE HQ with the planning and promotion of WE Local India.

SWE is currently exploring a committee structure for WE Local Europe in 2020.

Interested in serving in a leadership role for WE Local India or WE Local Europe? Contact international@swe.org.