Monday, June 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Embassy Suites Hotel 
300 Court Street
Charleston, WV 25301

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Anne Barth 

Special Discount for Mountain Stage Tickets on June 25 for Conference Attendees!

Charleston's FestivALL event will feature West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage with the Marcus King Band, Tristen and more at the Culture Center Theater on Sunday, June 25. Conference attendees who are interested in attending will receive a $4 discount by using the promo code "TechConnectWV."  Click here to purchase tickets to Mountain Stage.


June 26, 2017 Women & Technology Conference 

This year's Women & Technology Conference--the fourth in a series--will feature inspiring women speakers on the cutting edge of technology, value-added educational sessions and quality networking.  Technology touches all aspects of life, and the information shared at the conference will be relevant to all industries and educational institutions.

TechConnect is pleased to partner with the Charleston Area Alliance by combining the conference luncheon with the Alliance's Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon.  Charleston native Dr. Anne Fischer will deliver keynote remarks about her groundbreaking research at the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA).

The event will also feature a keynote address by Dr. Maura McLaughlin, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University.  Dr. McLaughlin will discuss her work with the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, a joint project between the Green Bank Observatory and WVU designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in STEM.

Panel discussions will examine ways to grow tech jobs in West Virginia and what millennial women think about entering tech careers.  There will be ample time for networking, and a communications workshop following the luncheon will offer timely strategies and tips to make sure your message is heard.

Who should attend?  Women working in technology fields as well as those interested in pursuing, or migrating to, a technology-focused career.  In addition, anyone interested in exploring ways to bridge the tech gender gap and inspire future generations of girls to pursue STEM fields are encouraged to attend.

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. A special discounted room rate of $129 is available for conference attendees for the night of June 25. Please make your reservation prior to June 5, 2017, in order to receive the discounted rate. To reserve a room online, click here.  To make your reservation by phone, call (304) 347-8700 and reference conference code "TCW."   

The conference will begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 3:30 p.m.  To see the agenda, click here.

For additional information, contact Anne Barth at anne@techconnectwv.org.  

The 2017 Women & Technology Conference is presented with generous support from:

  • Allegheny Science & Technology
  • Division of Science and Research at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
  • KeyLogic
  • NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium
  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • TransCanada Corporation
  • West Virginia University

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!

We look forward to seeing you on June 26 at the 2017 Women & Technology Conference!

The Women & Technology Conference, an initiative of TechConnectWV, addresses the under-representation of women in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  The conference aims to encourage women involved in technology education and research, private enterprises, the public sector, investing, and entrepreneurship.