ACT-W Chicago 2017

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career/exhibit fair, and so much more. This regional happy hour and one-day conference focuses on providing content that addresses the unique women-in-tech landscape in Chicago.

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

DOWNLOAD THE 2017 ACT-W CHICAGO CONFERENCE BOOKLET HERE

ACT-W DOC & TALK PARTY

Enjoy exclusive access to the She Started It Documentary & Panel Discussion. She Started It explores female under-representation in entrepreneurship and challenges, solutions, and overcoming all barriers.

October 18th, 2017

Chicago Theater @ Moto Mobility
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1800, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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.

October 19th, 2017

1871 – River North
222 Merchandise Mart Plz Ste 1212, Chicago, IL 60654

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, motivating sessions, a career/exhibit fair, and tons of networking. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with women in tech and professionals in Chicago.

October 20th, 2017

The Chicago School
325 N Wells St.,
Chicago, IL 60654

9:30 AM – 5:10 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


CONFERENCE KEYNOTES

FRIDAY, OCT 20, 2017

SHE STARTED IT DOCUMENTARY SPEAKERS

WEDNESDAY, OCT 18, 2017

HAPPY HOUR LOCAL DJ & ARTISTS

THURSDAY, OCT 19, 2017

HAPPY HOUR DISCUSSION TABLE SPEAKERS

THURSDAY, OCT 19, 2017

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS & LEADERS

FRIDAY, OCT 20, 2017

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: ACT-W Watch & Talk Party at Moto Theater
She Started It Documentary & Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at 1871

Friday, October 20th, 2017

9:30 AM – 5:10 PM ACT-W Conference at The Chicago School

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

 10:10 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:20 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:10 PM: Career/Exhibit Fair & Career Advancement Sessions


“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/Exhibit Fair!

Please email [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.

Interested in volunteering at ACT-W Chicago?

We are looking for members to join our ACT-W Planning Committee and day-of volunteers as well!