About the Event

Presented by ChickTech Portland, the ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) Portland Conference is an annual 2-day action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. Join us and 500+ individuals for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. We welcome all people from all backgrounds and people of all genders!

All proceeds from the ACT-W Portland Conference go towards ChickTech’s programs providing local high school girls with STEM education and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all.

WHERE
Portland State University –
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway St.
Portland, Oregon 97201-3256

WHEN
Friday & Saturday
July 20th – 21st, 2018

TIME
Friday: 8:30am – 5:15pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Register Here

News & Updates



Become a Leader

The ACT-W Portland Conference is an engaging 2-day action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. The conference includes speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and more! There will be many opportunities for networking in a supportive and uplifting environment!


You Belong

Whether you’re a technologist, marketer, HR specialist, or a project manager, technology needs you to help lead the charge! Join talented tech women and allies with all experience levels and backgrounds for professional development, community building, leadership training, networking, and more!


ACT-W Portland After Hours

Join us after conference days at the ACT-W Happy Hours. Enjoy this networking and community building experience to mingle with local industry leaders and speakers, celebrate with other like-minded people, and enjoy a night on the town with food and drinks after the conference.

Women in Tech Summer Soiree Happy Hour
July 19, 2018
Weiden & Kennedy
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Register Here
**Please note that this event is first come, first served and is not a part of the ACT-W Portland Conference.

Opening Day Happy Hour
July 20, 2018
New Relic
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tickets included in your ACT-W Conference registration


Thank You to Our Partners!

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please click here.

ACT-W Portland Speakers

 

List of Speakers

 

More speakers will be announced soon!

Countdown to ACT-W Portland:

Volunteer at ACT-W

“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.”

 

— Dave, ChickTech Volunteer

 

 

We’re seeking qualified volunteers to support us in a variety of roles at this year’s conference. To become an ACT-W Volunteer, click below!

 

Volunteer


Upcoming ACT-W Regional Conferences

ACT-W regional conferences take place around the country throughout the year. Website updates with information and registration links will be posted soon. To be included on updates about our regional ACT-W Conferences, please email [email protected].

For information about ACT-W event sponsorship opportunities across the nation, please contact ACT-W Sponsorship.


Location

Portland State University -
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway St.
Portland, Oregon 97201-3256