Speaker Resources

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Speaker Resources

We’re excited to have you on board as a speaker at the world’s largest event for women in engineering and technology. The SWE Annual Conference will bring together more than 16,000 attendees.

Speaker Timeline

  • May 25: Receive all speaker acceptances.
  • June 17: Confirm participation by submitting the speaker agreement and any needed speaker updates.*
  • Sept. 7: WE24 session content (PDF copy of presentation and speaker photos) submitted to SWE.
  • Oct. 1: Deadline to register for WE24 using the speaker discount code.

*Please note that you are filling out the speaker agreement on behalf of all speakers in your session (if applicable). Please pass the acceptance email and speaker agreement to all participating speakers.

Speaker Resources

The SWE Annual Conference Speaker Orientation course (External) equips you with crucial information that will enable you to have a successful experience as a WE24 speaker. As a speaker at the event, it is essential to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the orientation; failure to comply may limit your chances of speaking at future SWE events.

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the available tools and knowledge to excel as a speaker at WE24.
  • Identify best practices for speaking to an adult audience and rules for engagement.
  • Identify ways to create accessible presentations.
  • Describe the Snap Session speaker process and techniques to create effective panel presentations.
  • View Link – WE24 Speaker Orientation (External)

Breakout session speakers (i.e., Listen & Learn, Engaged Exchange, and Snap Sessions) must upload their final PowerPoint presentation into Cadmium by the Sept. 9 deadline.

  • Speakers must use the provided WE24 PowerPoint template for their presentation slides.

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October 24-26, McCormick Place, Chicago Illinois
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