ACT-W Austin 2017

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, 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 Austin and the surrounding cities.

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

ACT-W 2017 Austin Attendee Booklet

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.

August 4th, 2017

Homeaway Domain
11800 Domain Blvd. #300, Austin, TX 78758

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, panels, motivating presentations, a Career Fair, and networking time to connect with others. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with women in tech in Austin and the surrounding area.

August 5th – 6th, 2017

Norris Event Center – Austin
2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365, Austin, TX 78757

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


“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 & WORKSHOP LEADERS

ACT-W Dev Bootcamp Happy Hour Welcome

“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.”

– Emily Moss, Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp

National Career Fair Sponsor


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, August 4, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour [Offsite]
Homeaway Domain 11800 Domain Blvd. #300, Austin, TX 78758

Saturday, August 5, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast [Red Oak]
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Speed Networking [Magnolia A]
10:05 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome & Logistics [Red Oak]
10:20 AM – 11:15 AM: Keynote Speakers [Red Oak]
11:15 AM –  11:30 AM: Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions [Red Oak,  Magnolia B, Elm] + [Magnolia A]
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:10 PM: Lightning Talks [Red Oak]
3:10 PM – 3:25 PM Break
3:25 PM – 5:00 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions [Red Oak,  Magnolia B, Elm] + [Magnolia A]
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour [Offsite]
Oskar Blues Brewery, 10420 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Sunday, August 6, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast [Red Oak]
10:05 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome & Logistics [Red Oak]
10:20 AM – 11:15 AM: Keynote Speakers [Red Oak]
11:15 AM –  11:30 AM: Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions [Red Oak,  Magnolia B, Elm] + [Magnolia A]
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:40 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions [Red Oak,  Magnolia B, Elm] + [Magnolia A]
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing and Thank Yous [Red Oak]


“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 [email protected] and [email protected] 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.

Check Out the ACT-W Austin Sponsorship Prospectus