Who should attend a getWITit conference?
We expect a variety of people with a majority women in the IT industry, with roles varying from IT leadership and managers, to software and infrastructure engineers, architects, and developers, information security professionals, product owners, delivery leaders, scrum masters, project managers, business analysts, quality analysts, IT business development,consulting professionals, HR professionals, Recruiters, students, and those generally interested in careers in IT.
Can I bring my daughter?
You know your daughter and her attention span best. We generally recommend children no younger than the 5th grade. There will be a Youth Track specifically for 5th – 9th grade girls. We offer companion tickets to add to your attendance, as well as tickets specifically for the youth track.
The Innovation Room promises to be inspiring to all ages and not to mention you’re in the middle of one of the largest universities in the country!
If your daughter is about to graduate college or attend university/skills camp – get her a ticket NOW!
Are Men and people of other genders welcome?
Our organization embraces men and people of all genders who are passionate about seeing more women in IT and leadership. Maybe you’d like to bring your daughter, maybe you’re just an advocate of women in general. Either way, our organization recognizes that you are just as essential in executing our mission to create real change in the IT industry to increase equality for women. You may be the minority, but we welcome and embrace your interest in supporting our event.
What companies will be there?
Check out our Conference sponsors here! Many of them even give away cool prizes, so make sure to stop by their booth at the conference!
Business Case for for attendance/missing school
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What is the Whova App?
The Whova event application is a tool we will use to help manage the day of the conference. It has an abundance of features that support communications during the event including the event agenda and communications throughout the day. Whova supports other applications, and integrates with your ticket on Eventbrite.
You download the event application and it will require you to create a profile (try connecting it with your LinkedIn for optimum networking!). For the event to recognize you, you must use the same email you registered with. If there is an issue, please write firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide an invitation code for you to access the event in the app.
Columbus Conference 2018: Tell me about the venue.
The Ohio Union has been remodeled, and is an amazing conference and student center.
If you haven’t visited the Ohio State University before, or it’s been a while, be sure to check construction and familiarize yourself with the location and parking. September 12th the University will be in full swing of its fall semester. For more information see this campus page.
Columbus Conference 2018: Parking
Yes parking is included in your ticket price! You will need to get a voucher/validation at the registration to be able to exit the garage.
The Ohio Union Recommends closest parking garages:
Parking Garage – Gateway E Building 86675 E 11th Ave, 43201
Parking Garage – Neil Ave Building 2871801 Neil Ave, 43210
Campus Parking Map
Columbus Conference 2018: Hotel Accommodations
If you’re coming from a long way away, there are several local hotels that are very close to the event to make the most of your visit.
Campus area hotels listed here.
Columbus Conference 2018: Nursing Mothers
There is a room available for nursing mothers. Because of food licensing the facility does not have refrigeration service. Please plan accordingly.