DATE: Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2020
COST: $20 (Students: $5)
SPEAKERS: 30+ Professional Speakers
***IMPORTANT WITCON UPDATES***
We're excited to announce that the last two days of WITCON2020 will be hosted on Whova!
Whova has a free, official app which you can download to:
- View the event agenda and plan your schedule
- Access live streams and videos directly within sessions and utilize the session Q&A
- Set up virtual meet-ups with your fellow attendees to connect remotely
- Create and converse through various discussion topics in the community board
- Receive updates such as last-minute room changes from the organizers
- Get presentation documents and slides (if the event organizer uploaded them)
Make sure you download the web app to use Whova so you can get the full benefits of the event, including interacting directly with sponsors!
How to Sign in AFTER DOWNLOAD:
After downloading, use the email address you used to register for WITcon2020 when signing up in the app and choose a strong password, or you can sign up using a social media account.Once you’re signed up, you will be taken directly to the event!
Already used the Whova app in the past?
Double-check that it is installed on your phone, and log in using your existing account email and password.If you need more guidance on how to use Whova to attend the event, please visit Whova User Guides.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Sessions
We realize there were technical issues during live sessions today and some sessions never had the chance to occur.
- Today’s sessions that took place will be recorded and distributed to each of you.
- There was incredible content that we don’t want you to miss out on, so we’re excited to share we’ll soon be promoting a virtual events series with each speaker from 9/29, that will sprinkle across the next 1-2 months.
- We’re happy to share that our 9/29 keynote, JJ DiGeronimo, will be presenting Career Strategies for women in Tech on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 12:30 pm EDT.
Join us for the National Women in Technology Conference: WITCON2020
All local chapters of getWITit.org are coming together to invite you to our joint virtual conference in 2020!
This year brings a unique opportunity to get to know all four chapters (Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh) and our national board at one collaborative event. We’re thrilled to welcome you!
This event celebrates the contributions that women have made to computing and other STEM fields, while continuing to focus on how we can work together to improve opportunities for women of all backgrounds to contribute to the next era of innovation. That means you!
Virtual means Flexible:
Explore WITCON2020 at your own pace, in your own space.
Get a lot of bang for your buck:
Your $20 ticket is a great value! It grants you access to all three days of getWITit’s first Virtual Conference, including six tracks of speaker sessions, all of our sponsors, networking, job postings and more!
Six tracks of content to explore:
Tailor your own conference by choosing the content that’s right for you. Attend sessions live or check out the recordings at any time!
Stay safe and enjoy from the comfort of your own home:
You can be as connected as you want to be! Network with fellow attendees, or learn on your own. Chat with sponsors, or download their materials to review later. The choice is yours every day, every session.
getWITit is bringing you chances to win prizes at WITcon2020!
Check out the sponsors between sessions. Each sponsor you visit earns you a chance to win one of these five awesome prizes!
Sessions from 6 different tracks - choose what interests you
Topics around design and user experience (SEO, Google Analytics, Google Ads, UI/UX, Graphic Design, Animations, Digital Marketing)
Topics around the ethical applications of technology (D&I, Facial recognition, Government and Policy, AI, ML, Deep Learning, Ethical Hacking)
Technical practitioner/instructional (Programming, Engineering, Security, Infrastructure, Product Management)
Topics around business management and team building (Managing your own business, navigating new markets, groundbreaking discoveries, D&I)
Topics around career development, mental health, and coaching (Networking, personal development, career pathing)
- Keynote speaker will begin each day at 9:00 am
(10/06: JJ Digeronimo, 9/30: Tiffany Norwood, 10/1: Melanie Kolp)
- Speaker Sessions will take place each day at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm
- There will be 3-5 speaker breakouts during each Speaker Session* (you choose the topic that interests you most)
- The 6 tracks will be spread across the days/times
- Network with sponsors/attendees each day from 12:15 – 1:30 pm
The Power of We and the Human Science of Success
on Sept 30 | 9:00 am
Career Strategies for Women in Tech
Many women desire more influence and impact, yet are unaware of the common career pitfalls. With more than 20 years’ experience in the tech industry, JJ DiGeronimo is no stranger to navigating the twists and turns of moving from entry-level positions to leadership. She’s learned firsthand that securing that next position, a board seat, or even starting a new initiative often requires women to enhance their relevance, establish new sponsors, and expand their network. During this keynote, JJ will share a series of proven actions from her award-winning book Accelerate Your Impact: Action-based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path, which has been named a professional playbook for women.Women that attend this keynote will walk away with:
- Tools to Examine Self-Imposed Boundaries
- Strategies to Bundle Professional Value
- Techniques to Assess Commitments & Projects
- Methods to Connect with Career Catalysts
Your Vote = Your Voice
The headlines of what women fought for 100 years ago was their ‘right to vote’. What they were really fighting for was their ‘right to voice’. A right to voice their opinion, to voice their thoughts, and to voice their influence on the future.
It is no different today in a business context. We need more voices at the table. We need to be purposeful in taking more perspectives into account. We need to work harder on how to help amplify the voices of others.
Our discussion will be just this…how to bring out your own voice and the voices of others.
Learn more >>
Who is attending
The conference features career & leadership, technical, and innovation topics to an audience of 850+ women, ranging from software delivery roles, leadership & management, technical & engineering, and recruiting & sales roles, all supporting technology industries and the amazing people who work in them.
Join the conversation and help make a change!
Sponsor women from your organization to get involved in this uplifting, motivational, and educational conference, or join us individually. We welcome attendees from technical roles, as well as those who are interested in learning more.
We can’t wait to see you there!
September 29 – October 1, 2020
*getWITit is a community-based organization. In past years, each chapter has held an in-person conference in their local community. Given the challenges we’ve all faced together in 2020, and current guidelines cautioning against large gatherings, our getWITit chapters have decided to collaborate on a single virtual conference this year. We look forward to seeing you all in person next year as we get back to local conferences.