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About WE17

Welcome to WE17—the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology. Brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), WE17 will give you inspiring and invaluable ways to connect, discover career opportunities and pursue professional development.

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What is the Dress Code?

The general dress code for WE17 is business or business casual for sessions, and business for the Career Fair job seekers.

Typical dress for formal events, i.e., Awards Banquet and Celebrate SWE is evening or business attire. 

Tours are generally business casual or casual, but note that most technical tours require slacks, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes.

What Equipment and Supplies Should I Bring?

  • Laptop for personal use if you require one. (Note that most presentation rooms have laptops for our speakers).
  • Cell phone/tablet to download the mobile app (available in August), play our mobile app game and complete surveys.
  • Note paper and pen for taking hand-written notes at sessions.
  • Business cards and resume copies—especially if you are job seeking.
  • An “all-purpose” bag for any extras you may pack.
  • First aid supplies, aspirin and a sewing kit.
  • Any other supplies that you normally use at home and would provide comfort while traveling.

Special Meal, Mobility and Other Assistance

SWE will provide special meals at the evening paid meal functions, limited to vendor availability and notice through registration pre-conference. There is a section on the registration form where you can list any severe dietary concern, mobility issue, or ADA concern and we will assist you upon receipt. You may also contact conferencemanager@swe.org with specific questions or concerns.

How do I Register? What Else Should I Know?

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Come join a global gathering in Austin of more than 10,000 women at all stages of their engineering careers.

Collegiates will find internships, that all-important first job, new friends, mentors and life-skills not earned in lecture halls. Professionals will rekindle old friendships and make new ones, find new ways to approach their current job or discover a whole-new path. All will find their experience incredible.

For participating organizations, WE17 will help you find new talent, provide professional development to current employees and support women in engineering and technology.

Your investment in these few days will have a demonstrable short- and long-term impact on your personal and organizational growth.

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WE17 is one of the largest and most prestigious conferences for women in engineering and technology. This year we are Always Connecting... Always Engineering. View the full list of WE17 registration pricing options here



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 October 20, 2017



WE17 is SWE's premier event to network and connect with a diverse group of engineering and technology professionals. It’s also your opportunity to stay in touch with your fellow SWE members and advance your skills. 

*On or before Ocotber 20, 2017



Attending WE17 is a great way to experience the value and network you get with a SWE membership. At WE17, we are always connecting! If you are a non-member and want to see what that’s like to be part of SWE, join us in Austin! 

*On or before October 20, 2017



Re-experience WE16, SWE’s largest conference to date. See what the buzz is about and view photos of the proceedings.