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Always Connecting ... Always Engineering

World's Largest Conference

for Women Engineers

As an engineer—or aspiring engineer—you likely look at engineering as more than a way to earn a living. You see it as a WAY of living. A mindset that assesses life from an inquisitive, problem-solving, point of view—a mind that’s always engineering.

Attend WE17—the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology—to connect with thousands who share your engineering outlook. Together, you’ll learn, find new jobs or internships and be inspired. You’ll connect with new friends and mentors, or re-connect with colleagues and classmates you've grown with.

We promise it’ll be three unforgettable days for all of us who are always connecting and always engineering!



WE17 is made possible in part by our event sponsors. Spanning all sectors of engineering and technology—these companies and organizations deserve recognition for supporting some of WE17’s most popular events, activities and giveaways. Take a look at who will be supporting us this year!


Hotel Info

WE17 is in Austin! While at the Austin Convention Center you will be surrounded by world-class hotels, legendary live music scene, burgeoning restaurant district, and unique culture. Get started with hotel and other accommodation information here.


WE17 couldn’t happen without all our wonderful conference exhibitors. Check out who will be joining us in Austin this fall. Become an exhibitor now.


WE17 is filled with professional development, career opportunities, networking and all-around fun! The WE17 schedule will be available in summer 2017.


Have questions about WE17? We have answers. View our frequently asked questions and other relevant information to stay connected.



WE17 is one of the largest and most prestigious conferences for women in engineering and technology. This year we are Always Connecting... Always Engineering. 



SWE lays the groundwork for a successful career in engineering and technology. No matter how close you are to your degree, SWE makes sure you are always connected to success.

*On or before September 25, 2017



WE17 is the premier event to network with a diverse group of engineering and technology professionals. It’s also your opportunity to stay connected and advance your skills. Click here.

*On or before September 25, 2017



Attending WE17 is a great way to experience the value and support you get from a SWE membership. At WE17, we are always engineering! If you are a non-member and want to see what that’s like, click here.

*On or before September 25, 2017

NOTE: Registration will open in May 2017


WE17 will connect you with speakers who have talented, experience, vision--many of whom who share your “always engineering” mindset.

Mary Petryszyn - Sector Vice President and GM, Land and Avionics C4ISR Northrup Grumman Corporation
Celebrate SWE Closing Keynote – Mary Petryszyn
Sector Vice President and GM, Land and Avionics C4ISR Northrup Grumman Corporation


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