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.
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
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
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
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: ACT-W Watch & Talk Party at Moto Theater
She Started It Documentary & Panel Discussion
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at 1871
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
“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