ACT-W Chicago 2016


Join ChickTech Chicago 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.

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ACT-W KICKOFF PARTY

Join us as we kick off the conference at the ACT-W Kickoff Happy Hour – sponsored by General Assembly.
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

The Merchandise Mart
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, breakout sessions, motivating presentations, a Career Fair, FREE professional headshots, 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 Merchandise Mart
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM / 9:00 AM – 12:00 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

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Holiday Inn Chicago – Mart Plaza River North

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour Sponsored by General Assembly

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

9:00 AM – 10:25 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast

 10:25 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:30 AM – 11:20 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 – 9:00 PM: Optional Off-site Activities

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast

 9:25 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome & Logistics

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM: Keynote Speakers

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Optional Off-site Activities


“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 actively hiring?

Interested in declaring your commitment towards diversity?

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See you there!