ACT-W CHICAGO 2016

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions,
a career fair, and so much more. This regional, two-day conference focuses on providing
content that addresses the unique women in tech landscape in the Chicago area.

All proceeds from our first annual ACT-W Chicago Conference go towards providing
STEM education programs to local high school girls through ChickTech.

ACT-W KICKOFF PARTY

Join us as we kick off the conference at the ACT-W Kickoff Happy Hour. Enjoy an exclusive experience to mingle with industry leaders, celebrate with other like-minded people, and enjoy a night on the town before the conference.

October  13th, 2016

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL. 60654

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

This conference is packed with workshops, panels, motivating presentations, a Career Fair, and tons of networking time to connect with others. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with women in tech in the Chicago area.

October 14th – 15th, 2016

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

CHICAGO

“CDK Global is dedicated towards increasing diversity in tech through our hiring
and training processes. ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to both share our story
and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– CDK Global

Platinum Sponsor

OUR SPEAKERS

A big thank you to everyone who submitted proposals to speak already!

Interested in speaking and/or leading a workshop at the conference?

Submit your applications before August 31st here!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kickoff Happy Hour at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

ACT-W Conference Day 1 at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast 

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Day 1 Logistics

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Coffee Break

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Birds of a Feather Offsite Dinners

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

ACT-W Conference Day 2 at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Networking Breakfast 

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Day 2 Logistics

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

5:30 PM: Closing Ceremony

“Thank you for bringing lots of talented instructors into one place!”

– ACT-W Seattle 2015 Attendee 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Is your organization actively hiring?
Interested in declaring your commitment towards diversity?

Email us at actwchi@chicktech.org or reach out to jenny.morgan@chicktech.org
to find out about how to get involved!

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