Networking & Special Events


Affinity Group Meetup Rooms

The networking lounge gives attendees the ability to connect by SWE Affinity Group. Our Affinity Groups (AGs) include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion AGs; Career Stages AGs; and Business and Interests AGs. The lounge will have networking time and content provided by the AGs and partners. This partnership provides organizations with a unique backdrop for connecting with attendees in a high-traffic, go-to space.

AG members who are interested in hosting a meetup during WE24 should speak directly with their AG lead. The method to sign up to host a meetup will be communicated to AG leads in July 2024. All sign-ups must go through the appropriate AG lead.

AGs may also lead virtual meetups during WE24; however, simultaneous sessions (a virtual element of an on site event) are discouraged.

Additional details are forthcoming.

Rainbow Lounge

There will be a Rainbow Lounge at WE24 to offer a safe space for our SWE LGBTQ+ community and allies. This lounge will provide opportunities to connect, socialize, and participate in fun activities.

Prayer/Meditation Room

SWE is excited to provide attendees with a quiet space for meditation or prayer. We value your time with us and recognize the importance of self-care during a hectic and exciting program. This room will be open to all and will include prayer mats as well as chairs.

Committee Meetup & Committee Dinner

All members of SWE committees, boards, and Affinity Groups are invited to attend this meetup and dinner. The first two hours are an opportunity to meet with your committee members, prospective members, and those on other committees. The final hour is for dinner, introductions, and a moment of appreciation and recognition. This event is by invitation only. Invitations will be emailed in early September to committee chairs and coordinators, who will then pass the invites on directly to their members. Registration is due by Oct. 1. The registration link will be shared via email invite in advance.

October 24-26, McCormick Place, Chicago Illinois

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