ACT-W Portland 2017

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, 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 Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

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

ACT-W 2017 Portland Attendee Booklet

Session Files and Slides

ACT-W KICKOFF PARTY

Join us as we kick off the weekend 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 with food and drinks before the conference.

June 15th, 2017

New Relic
111 SW 5th Ave, Ste. 2700,
Portland, OR 97204

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

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

June 16 – 17th, 2017

Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon St,
Portland, OR 97205

8:00 AM – 6:00 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


ACT-W PARTNER OfferUp Logo

“We don’t all live next door to each other, but we think every OfferUp experience can be better if we act like we do. We want OfferUp to be the home of great opportunities for all..”

– Cara Schmitz, Project Specialist/Events at OfferUp

National Sponsor


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at New Relic  
111 SW 5th Ave, Ste 2700, Portland, OR 97204

Friday, June 16, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Registration & Networking at Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205

 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Keynote Speaker

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour at Jama, co-sponsored by Urban Airship
135 SW Taylor St Ste 200, Portland, OR 97204

Saturday, June 17, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration & Networking at Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205

 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome & Logistics

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Keynote Speaker

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Career Advancement Sessions

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Networking Lunch

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing Remarks


ACT-W PARTNER NorthEastern University Logo

“Northeastern University is working hard to increase diversity in tech through our Computer Science programs, and ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to both share our story and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– Bryan Fouquet, Associate Director at Northeastern University

National Career Fair Sponsor


“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][email protected], and/or [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.