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What You Need to Know for WE23 – Virtual Only Attendees

Learn more about what to expect at the virtual conference and make your agenda!
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Bookmark the Virtual Access and FAQ page to find information about access to the virtual platform, the Virtual Meetup schedule, how to compete in games, how to navigate within the virtual platform, FAQs, and more!

Virtual Conference Access​​

Online access to the virtual conference will begin at 4 a.m. PT on Thursday, Oct. 26, and will expire on Jan. 30, 2024. You will login to the virtual platform at with the email address used to register and create your password upon your first login. Google Chrome is the recommended browser to use to have the best experience. 

Having trouble logging in? First, click the Forgot Password link on the login page to get a password reset email from with a subject line Login Details. Be sure to check your spam folder! If you continue to have issues, email support at for additional support.

Plan Your Agenda And Attend Live Events

Join a Virtual Meetup

These one-hour events provide space to network with and ask questions of others, learn more about a SWE group, and exchange ideas around specific topics. Plus, all are hosted by global ambassadors, committee members, and Affinity Group leaders. Learn more about each online and plan to attend a few! 

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. PT | Demystifying the Elusive ‘E’ of DEI
  • 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PT | Navigating the Waters: Careers in Information Technology in the 2020 Decade
  • 8:00  – 9:00 a.m. PT | Building Networks For Fulfilling Career Aspirations
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT | Speed Networking Hour
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT | Unbounded Connections: Networking Beyond Boundaries

Friday, Oct. 27

  • 4:00 – 5:00 a.m. PT | Taming the Elusive Creative Genius in You!
  • 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. | Speed Networking Hour
  • 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. | Speed Networking Hour
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Get to Know the Nominating Committee
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Speed Networking Hour

Live Streamed Sessions

63 sessions will be live-streamed straight from the LA Convention Center between Thursday, Oct. 26 – Saturday, Oct. 28. Participate in these sessions virtually by logging in during the live event and engaging in the chat! 

  • Questions for the speakers at keynotes and Inspirational Insights: Submit yours through the WE23 app during these live-streamed events for a chance for it to be addressed by the speaker! For these events, chat on the virtual platform WILL NOT be monitored by the speakers on-site, so you’ll need to download and submit any questions you have for these sessions through the WE23 app in order to engage virtually. 
  • Questions for the speakers at all other live-streamed sessions: Submit yours through the vFairs virtual platform chat during live-streamed events. The chat on the virtual platform WILL be monitored by the staff on-site for all other live-streamed sessions that are not keynotes or Inspirational Insights.

Make Connections in the Virtual Networking Chat Room

The WE23 virtual conference will include an open chat room for all attendees to be able to network in an open forum. The chat will be open all hours during the three-day event to encourage attendees from around the globe to connect at their convenience.

What Else To Expect Virtual Platform During WE23

  • 170 On-Demand Sessions ― All of these sessions will be ready to view upon your first log in.
  • Compete in the Scavenger Hunt and Leaderboard. The top three in each game will win a prize post-conference!

Don’t Miss These Three Dynamic Keynotes

SWE has assembled three powerhouse speakers for your keynote sessions at WE23!

Thursday, Oct. 26 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. PT
Kate Maxwell, CTO, Defense & Intelligence, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector
The Woman in the Arena 

It takes courage to lead, to be different, and to show up as an agent of change, particularly in the face of naysayers. Learn what it means to be The Woman in the Arena who strives, who struggles, who never loses track of who she is and what she stands for, and who lives without limits.

Friday, Oct. 27 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. PT
Joannie Fu, Vice President, Network & Edge Group (NEX), NEX Execution Office (NEO), Intel
Be Extraordinary – Embrace the Power of Authentic Intersectionality 

Explore the technological future through the lens of intersectionality. Discover the significance of going beyond surface-level diversity to understand the intricate layers of each person’s identity and the value in amplifying every voice, recognizing diverse perspectives, and providing equal opportunities for shaping a fair and innovative technological future.

Saturday, Oct. 28 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT
Maryam Brown, President, SoCalGas
The Lever 

Explore the history of the lever, one of engineering’s earliest tools. Touching on the energy transition, the life of SWE Member Yvonne Young Clark, and stories from her own life journey, Brown will encourage SWE members to use the levers of their minds to lift up their colleagues and women in general through the power of inspired engineering.

Earn CEUs at This Year’s Inspirational Insights Sessions

The WE23 Inspirational Insights sessions are designed to engage and inspire attendees on a range of relevant and thought-provoking topics. The dates and times of the Inspirational Insights and The State of Women in Engineering sessions are included below.

Thursday, Oct. 26 Friday, Oct. 27 Saturday, Oct. 28
Quick Confidence: Make Your Presence Felt
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
The State of Women in Engineering
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
A New Frontier of Emerging Technologies: A Panel Discussion on Department of Defense Innovations 
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. PT
Revolutionary Collaboration to Achieve Sustainability Goals 
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. PT
The Role of Innovation in Making Human Life Multiplanetary
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. PT
Strategic Leadership: Empowering Teams to Win
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT
Chaotic Yet Symbiotic: Finding, Embracing, and Being the Real You
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Using Your Voice to Craft the Career and Life You Want
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT

IACETSWE is happy to provide seven Inspirational Insights sessions eligible to earn 0.1 CEU/1.0 PDH each (The State of Women in Engineering session is not eligible for CEUs). To earn CEUs, you must attend the entire session and pass the post-session survey with an 80%. SWE will not award partial credit or adjusted CEUs to individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria. Please note: If you attend any of the WE23 Inspirational Insights and meet the criteria to earn CEUs, SWE will issue your certificate to the name and email you provide in the survey by Dec. 1. Learn More.

Upload Your CV to the Career Center

Though there is no virtual career fair, virtual attendees are still encouraged to upload their CV to the SWE Career Center, and flag it as attending WE23. Recruiters will be reviewing candidates in the career center during and after the conference! Download the steps to upload your resume and tag WE23

WE23 Social Media Tips


  • Use hashtags #WE23 and/or #LiveWithoutLimits in all your social media posts!
  • Make sure your content is appropriate for sharing.
  • Take as many #SWEselfies as possible. We will be retweeting and featuring them.


  • Use hashtag #SWE23.
  • Misrepresent SWE’s mission on social media.
  • Post content that violates SWE’s social media policy.


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