ACT-W PORTLAND 2017

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and so much more.
This regional happy hour and two-day conference focuses on providing content that addresses
the unique women-in-tech landscape in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

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

Want to start your ACT-W participation now?
Interested in giving a talk or presenting at a conference, but not sure where to begin?

February 15th, 2017
Vacasa
926 Northwest 13th Avenue, #200, Portland, OR 97209
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join us on Feb. 15th for an evening of fun, functionality, and friendship! We’re going to help you get ready to create an idea, submit a proposal to a conference CFP, and prep for your talk! This workshop is designed to help you prepare for ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) and the CFP that is due March 1st, but you can come even if you aren’t interested in submitting a talk to ACT-W. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of CFPs, how to prepare, how to pitch yourself, and how to avoid self-doubt.

We look forward to meeting you!

This workshop is taught by Laura Davis of Clarity Innovations and Kristen Gallagher of Edify.
Both Laura and Kristen are organizers of ACT-W 2017.

ACT-W KICKOFF PARTY

Join us as we kick off the weekend 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 with food and drinks before the conference.

June 15th, 2017

Location TBD
Address TBD

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

This conference is packed with hands-on 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 Portland and the PNW.

June 16 – 17th, 2017

Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

PORTLAND

“CDK Global is dedicated to increasing diversity in tech. Our efforts span middle school, high school,
tech professionals, and those considering tech. ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to
both share our story and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– Kevin Brinkley, Director Technical Talent Acquisition at CDK Global

National Platinum Sponsor

OUR SPEAKERS

Interested in hosting a hands-on workshop, being a speaker, or holding a seat on a panel? 
We would love to hear from you! Please fill out the Call For Proposals Application and please
include the estimated presentation time you would prefer. We look forward to meeting you and
thank you for supporting ChickTech’s ACT-W Conference!
Have questions? Email Andrea.Kelly@chicktech.org and Jenny.Morgan@chicktech.org!

Janice Levenhagen - Keynote SpeakerJanice Levenhagen
CEO, ChickTech

 

Asha Sharma
COO, Porch

 

Brian Retford,
CTO,
1026 Labs, Inc.

Stephanie Kim
Developer Evangelist, Algorithmia

Reetu Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkled in
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Erica Melzer
Community Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp

PORTLAND

“Dev Bootcamp works to build inclusivity in tech and to support women in technology at every step at their career. We are thrilled to work with Chick Tech and the ACT-W conference as a step in realizing our vision of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming technology industry.”

– Eleanor Whitney, Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp

National Career Fair Sponsor

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

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

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & 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 – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour

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

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & 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 – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour

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

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

– ACT-W Attendee

 

“ChickTech has opened up doors for me on so many levels. I have met the most amazing people, worked with incredible organizations, and have been able to collaborate with the most influential members in the technology industry.”

– ChickTech Volunteer

 

“I think this conference was possibly the most perfectly executed event I’ve attended.”

– ACT-W Attendee

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Is your organization hiring, interested in supporting diversity, and expanding your market share?
We would love to discuss sponsorship options and add your organization to the Career Fair!
Please email Tiffany.Longworth@chicktech.org, Simone.Smith@chicktech.org,
and/or
Jenny.Morgan@chicktech.org to discuss this amazing opportunity to
bring diversity to tech.
Conference proceeds go directly towards providing STEM
education to young girls in your local community.

 

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