With WE19 in Anaheim all wrapped up and barely in our rearview mirror, we are excited to be heading south just a 100 short miles to Sunny San Diego (no jinx!) for the first of the 2020 WE Local Conferences.
Registration for WE Local San Diego is now open and you can still catch early bird pricing until December 20, 2019. Don’t delay!
What should you expect to find at WE Local San Diego?
No matter where you are in your education or career, WE Local San Diego has something for everyone:
- Endless Networking Opportunities (with both local businesses and fellow women engineers)
- 55+ Inspirational Speakers
- 40+ Professional Development Panel Discussions and Breakout Sessions
- 5 Development Paths (or customize your own!):
- Career Management
- Inclusion and Cultural Awareness
- Innovation and Disruption
- Self Management and Development
- Strategic Leadership
- 3 Keynote Events
- 2 Networking Events including a San Diego Social Event and Celebration
- 1 Career Fair
- 1 Collegiate Competition
- 1 Outreach Event (SWENext DesignLab)
- 1 WE Achieve Awards Ceremony (additional ticket purchase required)
With the conference only a couple of months out, you might be wondering:
How is a WE Local Conference and its extensive programming created?
It truly takes a village… or to be specific: three villages working together to bring you a unique WE Local experience! The conference wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and vision of SWE Headquarters (HQ), the WE Local Advisory Board (LAB), and the support from your WE Local Host Committee (LHC).
Meet your WE Local San Diego LHC team!
The San Diego LHC is made up of thirteen women engineers hailing from not only the San Diego area but also from the Bay Area, Hawaii, Arizona and New York. All San Diego LHC members volunteer as local liaisons for various subcommittees, each working to support the LAB/HQ in bringing you a conference experience that’s uniquely San Diego!
San Diego LHC Chair:
Provides guidance, direction and leadership for all the members of the WE Local San Diego LHC.
Fun Fact: I’m in a jam band! (I play the guitar and sing)
Favorite Quote: “You can’t be what you don’t see!”
Program Subcommittee Liaisons:
The agenda content aka Breakout Sessions start and end with the program subcommittee! Responsible for evaluating and selecting speakers, and shaping the agenda for the conference.
Favorite Quote: “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” –Dr. Seuss
Favorite Quote: “The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon how we occupy that place.” –St. Therese of Lisieux
Fun Fact: I’m an Ohio State alumni!
Favorite Quote: “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” –Babe Ruth
Social Subcommittee Liaisons:
Bring San Diego flavor to the Celebration Event on Friday night and to the conference venue’s theme.
Fun Fact: I’m a San Diego native!
Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
Sponsorship Subcommittee Liaison:
Central to the development of the Career Fair which is supported by local and national business partners.
Fun Fact: I’m in an improv troupe and play guitar.
Favorite Quote: “It is not the critic who counts” –Brené Brown (Daring Greatly)
Marketing Subcommittee Liaison:
Promotes the content calendar and conference milestones locally and on the Facebook Event page. #WELocal #SanDiego
Favorite Quote: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” –Marie Curie
Awards Subcommittee Liaison:
Works on behalf of WE Local with the Society’s Awards & Recognition Committee to select WE Local Awards and Travel Grants recipients.
Favorite Quote: “Are you kidding me?”
Not so fun fact: I have ailurophobia!
Collegiate Competition Subcommittee Liaison:
Coordinates the competition from online submission to onsite selection, including the evaluation and review of abstracts, recruitment of virtual and on-site judges and the selection of finalists.
Fun Fact: I’m a third generation civil engineer! I graduated from UHM COE (followed Grandpa’s & Dad’s footsteps).
SWENext DesignLab Subcommittee Liaisons:
Assists with coordinating the SWENext DesignLab outreach event from online submission to onsite assistance during the all-day event on Saturday, February 1.
Fun Fact: I like to do music, travel around and help others.
Favorite Quote: “I don’t care what you think about me. I am not thinking about you at all.”
Favorite Quote: “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.” –Rumi
Floater Subcommittee Liaison:
All hands on deck! Supports the Local Host Committee and subcommittees as needed.
Favorite Quote: “You are your best thing.” –Toni Morrison
Less than 9 weeks to go! We very much look forward to seeing you at WE Local San Diego in 2020.
–Marie-Pierre Aldinger on behalf of the WE Local San Diego LHC
You can stay up to date on conference news by following the WE Local San Diego Facebook discussion page and #WELocal #SanDiego on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, IG, FB).