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Save the Date for the WE15 Conference

Save the Date for the WE15 Conference

2015 will see the return of WE—the world's largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology—to Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Oct. 22-24. WE15, brought to you by the Societ...

Conferences and Events

Where do the top women engineers and engineering students, educators and entrepreneurs gather to advance their careers, sharpen their technical training and share their expertise? SWE events, of course! Mark your calendar today to join us for our WE, our flagship Annual Conference, regional conferences, education events and even virtual offerings the excitement of eWeek, and regional SWE section events-plus key industry conferences and partner events.

Annual Conference

The Society of Women Engineers hosts its annual conference that is the largest event of its kind for women engineers and employers who want to leverage the passion and perspective of this influential group. With the addition of the 16th Annual international Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists, attendees can connect with colleagues around the world like never before. The conference brings together the leading businesses, organizations, universities and innovators in engineering. You bring your enthusiasm, perspective and plenty of business cards.

Attendees can expect to leave inspired and carrying a renewed sense of pride about their place in the engineering profession. In addition to networking and professional development opportunities, attendees can expect to develop and renew friendships while connecting with leading edge innovators in the international engineering community. Take three days to exchange ideas and expand your global network in a way that will transform your perspective and approach.

More than 7,000 members from across the globe will join in a three-day educational celebration of all things engineering. There’s something for everyone at every stage of their career. Here are just a few of the reasons why WE14 can't be missed:

  • Take your career to the next level with professional development opportunities
  • Connect with like-minded SWE and International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists members from around the world
  • Network with employers looking for applicants just like you at the Career Fair
  • Celebrate at the revamped iScream Social
  • Relax in the Spark Center with a manicure, snap a fun photo with friends and learn more about what SWE has to offer as part of your membership
  • Experience sights, bites and nights in Los Angeles by taking advantage of tours, eateries and activities
  • Be inspired from our keynote speakers or by attending award banquets and the plenary sessions

Still not sure? Learn more about why WE14 + ICWES16 is an investment in you and your career.

Mark Your Calendar for WE14

Los Angeles, CA
October 23-25, 2014

Mark Your Calendar for WE15

Nashville, TN
October 22-24, 2015

Mark Your Calendar for WE16

Philadelphia, PA
October 27-29, 2016

Mark Your Calendar for WE17

Austin, TX
October 26-28, 2017

Mark Your Calendar for WE18

Minneapolis, MN
October 18-20, 2018

Region Conferences

2015 Region Conferences

For most SWE members, ongoing interaction with all that SWE offers happens at the Region and Section levels. SWE Regions offer a number of smaller, local versions of the SWE Annual Conference, where professional and collegiate members can gather to take part in workshops, networking, career fairs and local technical tours.

Region A

Location: Stockton, CA
Host:  San Joaquin Valley and University of the Pacific sections
Dates: February 20-22
Region A Governor:
Ashley Pietz
Region A Conference

Region B

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Host:  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Dates: February 27-March 1
Region B Governor:
Rachel Morford
Contact Conference Chairs
Region B Conference

Region C

Location: Austin, TX
Host:  University of Texas at Austin
Dates: February 6‐8
Region C Governor: Dianne Beever

Region C Conference

Region D

Location: Cookeville, TN
Host:  TN Tech
Dates: March 27-29
Region D Conference

Region E

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Host:  Drexel University
Dates: February 20‐22
Contact Conference Chair
Region E Conference

Region F

Location: Boston, MA
Host:  Wentworth Institute of Technology
Dates: February 28-March 1
Region F Governor:
Jennifer Lynch
Region F Conference

Region G

Location: Morgantown, WV
Host: West Virginia University
February 6-8
Contact Conference Chair
Region G Conference

Region H

Location: South Bend, IN
Host:  University of Notre Dame
Dates: March 6-7
Contact Conference Chair
Region H Conference

Region I

Location: Kansas City, MO
February 27-28
Contact Conference Chair
Region I Conference


Region J

Location: Tri Cities, WA
Host:  Eastern Washington Section
April 10-12
Contact Conference Chairs
Region J Conference

For more information on general SWE region and section activities please contact the Director of Regions, Heather Doty.

Virtual Participation

Sometimes being in a certain location at a certain time isn’t an option, or you may just want to re-visit a session/event that you experienced first-hand. SWE makes it easy to replay a number of keynotes, plenaries and a selection of some of the most popular professional development sessions from past WE conferences. Click on a link below to view virtual offerings from the following WE conferences:

Find a virtual session (choose "VIRTUAL" in the Track filter)

Smith College





For senior director-level businesswomen in science, technology, and engineering

When: January 18 - 23, 2015
Where: Tucson, AZ - (Venue still under consideration)
Tuition: $7,995 (Group discounts available. Includes accomidations, materials and most meals)

This intensive, week-long executive leadership program features a rigorous curriculum that will build core competencies of C-level success. Through a combination of lectures, highly interactive exercises, stimulating panel discussions with successful executives and networking with high-achieving peers from across the industry, this program will provide a solid framework for changing the rules of the leadership game in favor of women who attend. 

Who Should Attend:
This event is for director level women in ST&E who have a significant impact on setting the business direction for their organizations. Past participants have included:

  • Director Engineering
  • Director of Business Management
  • Lead IT Architect 
  • Assistant Cheif Engineer
  • General and Division Manager
  • Global R&D Director
  • Executive Architect and Manager

To learn more and to apply for the event, visit Smith College Executive Education for Women online

Smith College Executive Education — From Specialist to Strategist

When: May 31 - June 5, 2015
Where: Smith College; Northampton, Massachusetts

This five-day strategic leadership program for women in science, technology and engineering features classes, seminars, panels with practitioners from a range of technical firms and corporations, a personal wellness program, as well as networking and coaching opportunities. Participants engage in informal sessions with guest speakers and women executives sharing candid practical strategies for how women can most effectively leverage their strengths to be top performers.

Away from the stresses of daily life on the beautiful Smith College campus, participants find a reflective mind/body/spirit approach to negotiating the critical work/life choices faced by all women today.

After the program, participants join a group of thousands of executive women, linked by e-newsletters, informative business teleforums, online networking capabilities and other services and resources.

Click here to learn more.

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