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.
ACT-W WATCH 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
175 N. State Street,
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
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
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
ChickTech is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the participation of girls and
women in STEM while creating a culture of inclusion for all. We organize local conferences, hands-on workshops
and mentoring support for K-12 and professionals to boost participants’ sense of belonging, interest,
and self-confidence in technology and engineering.
We envision a safe, inclusive, and innovative technology future that includes equal pay,
participation, and treatment of women.
Want to get started now? Check out our next event, Women in Tech Founders – Panel and Q&A presented by ChickTech Chicago and kCura on April 8th!
Visit Chicago.ChickTech.org for more information!
Interested in hosting a hands-on workshop, being a speaker, or holding a seat on a panel?
We would love to hear from you! Please fill out the Call For Proposals Application and please
include the estimated presentation time you would prefer. We look forward to meeting you and
thank you for supporting ChickTech’s ACT-W Conference!
Deadline: July 3, 2017
Have questions? Email Jenny.Morgan@chicktech.org!
1026 Labs, Inc.
Developer Evangelist, Algorithmia
Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkled in
Community Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: ACT-W Watch & Talk Party
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
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast
10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Logistics
10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers
11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Career/Exhibit Fair & Career Advancement Sessions
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Birds of a Feather Offsite Dinners
“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