Be a WE Local Speaker, Deadline is Approaching!

Do you want to share your insights and expertise on a bigger platform? Do you have ideas for stimulating content ready? WE Local wants to hear from you! Become a speaker at one of SWE’s WE Local Conferences in 2019. Hundreds of attendees, including other graduate students and SWE members with advanced degrees, want to hear your visions about a variety of professional and personal development topics.

Call for Participation is open for all five 2019 WE Local conferences. Mark your calendars for SWE’s 2019 WE Local conferences at:

  • WE Local Baltimore, February 8-9, 2019
  • WE Local Tampa, February 15-16, 2019
  • WE Local St. Louis, March 1-2, 2019
  • WE Local Denver, March 15-16, 2019
  • WE Local Bellevue, April 5-6, 2019

Important Note: There is only *one* Call for Participation for all 2019 conferences. During the submission process, please indicate which conference you like to present at in preference order – you may select more than one conference.

WE Local is looking for speakers to share content for all career levels on everything from salary negotiation to social issues, finance management, mentorship, diversity and inclusion, academia, re-entry, retirement and more. Review the complete list of attendee desired content here.

The deadline for submitting a breakout session summary and abstract is quickly approaching, and we want to see content from graduate students! Apply by 11 August 2018 at 11:59 EST. Join us for the 2019 WE Local Conferences!

To Know about all exciting WE Local Awards, Register for a Webinar soon!

Have you heard about SWE’s new WE Local Awards program? This program includes awards for professional and collegiate SWE members, SWE groups (including sections, affiliates, affinity groups, employee resource groups and all other groups of SWE members) and employers.

This upcoming webinar will help attendees learn about the new WE Local awards program being implemented in FY19. It will include details about what awards are included in the new program, how to apply, and give information about the application deadlines and procedures.

Awards will be presented at WE Local conferences in early 2019. The application window for FY19 opens August 1, 2018 and ends September 30, 2018. If you want to know more about the WE Local Awards program and learn how to apply, sign up for the WE Local Awards training webinar on August 9 at 7:00 p.m. CT. Register Today! Don’t hesitate to spread the word.



WE Locals at Providence and Prague: Why should you attend?

WE local conferences are happening right now. Have a look on what WE Locals at Providence and Prague offer to you! WE Locals are designed with many session tracks and events that are geared to the Graduate Students. Here are some of the session highlights you can expect:

Session highlights of WE Local at Providence:

  • What is an academic career?
  • Finance Savvy: You and Your SWE Section
  • She’s on FIRE: A Woman’s Perspective on Financial Independence
  • Career Fair Readiness: How do you prepare?
  • Bridging the gap: Understanding the Multigenerational Workforce
  • Finding a Research Position as a Student
  • Finding and Creating Leadership Opportunities to Get Ahead in Your Career
  • Opportunities for Engineers to Help Solve the Government’s Toughest Challenges
  • HeForSWE: Advocating with Our Male Allies
  • Salary Negotiations: Because You’re Worth It!
  • Introduction to Adulting: Financial Tips
  • Think Out of the Box: Careers Your Engineering Degree Can Take You
  • Government vs. Industry – Engineering the Right Career
  • Does this company make my butt look big?
  • WE Local Symposium (at no additional cost) for the graduate students. More info can be found online:

Session highlights of WE Local at Prague:

  • My SWE Journey from a College Student to a Scholar in Academia: How I Implemented My SWE Experience into My Life as an Academic
  • Thriving in an Emerging Industry
  • Everyone can be a STEM Ambassador
  • Presenting Technical Content with Confidence
  • Working towards Inclusive STEM: Solving the Engineering Talent Dilemma
  • Bridging the Culture Gap

Last, but not the least, you will get the opportunity to meet with potential employers and connect with peers while building your skills through professional development workshops.

Registrations are open now. Don’t miss out — register for the WE Local today!

WE Local Providence
April 20-22, 2018, Register Before Friday, April 13

WE Local Prague
May 16-18, 2018, Registration: First Come, First Served.

WE Local Collegiate Poster Competition

SWE is now accepting online submissions for the WE Local Collegiate Poster Competition. The WE Local poster competition is a great opportunity to share research to a broad technical audience. The top five finalists will compete in the technical poster competition at the conference for which they applied.

All entrants will be required to submit an abstract online for judging and is limited to one submission per person for all WE Local conferences. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. CT on Friday, November 4, 2016.

For more information and to apply, check out the WE Local conference nearest you: San Jose and Pittsburgh.

SWE is Going Local!

Are you excited about WE local starting in 2017?

Ongoing member engagement and interaction happen at SWE’s Region and Section levels. In order to meet the demand of Region conferences, SWE headquarters launched WE Local, which includes conferences around the globe. WE Local conferences (in the US) officially launch in 2017 with two locations: San Jose, CA (Region A and J) and Pittsburgh, PA (Region G). The remaining region conferences (B, C, D, E, F, H, and I) will still be held in 2017. WE Local global conferences will also take place in 2017 in Pune, India and Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Beginning in 2018, WE Local conferences will expand to five US cities, with locations changing every year.

Watch the video below & click here to learn everything you need to know about WE Local!

WE Local Conferences!


Do you love the SWE Annual Conference?

Coming soon to an area near you — WE Local! In February 2017, there will be two WE Local Conferences, one in Pittsburgh and one in San Jose. These conferences will be local versions of the Annual Conference with many of the same session tracks and events.

Interested in participating? The call for presentations is now open for both Pittsburgh and San Jose. More information on the WE Local website!