The Silicon Valley WiE Conference

The Charles W. Davison College of Engineering presents:

Women in Engineering postcard

San Jose State University
Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The Silicon Valley Women in Engineering (WiE) Conference is back for its third year and it's bigger and better than ever. Fifteen TechTalks to pick from, nine professional development workshops, four engineering career panels... so much to choose from and only one day to do it!

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2017 conference lineup is coming soon

2017 WiE Keynote Speakers

WiE 2017 Keynote Speakers


The Silicon Valley WiE Conference is presented by the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University with the purpose of fostering a community among aspiring women engineers and engineering professionals in Silicon Valley for learning, mentoring and sisterhood.

While women hold 57% of professional occupations in the US labor force in the technology sector they only account for about a third of the workforce. Furthermore women, recent figures suggest that women only fill about 16% of the tech roles and 22% of the leadership roles in the technology sector. The WiE Conference is our effort to contribute to the retention and graduation of women in technology and close the current access gap for women in the technology job market.

Join us for an opportunity to connect with your student peers and professionals while learning and inspiring each other.

Who should attend?

All students are welcome to attend, but you won’t want to miss this opportunity if:

  • You are an aspiring engineer/technologist
  • You want to learn about current trends and innovations in the field
  • You want to connect to the WiE network in Silicon Valley and beyond

In Association With

Title Sponsor

The Mark & Carolyn Guidry Women in Engineering Program Fund
(2015, 2016 & 2017 Title Sponsor)

2017 Sponsor

Applied Materials Synopsys - Sponser


Emerging Technology Speakers

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Not pictured:

Tracy Hemmeter, Senior Project Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Professional Development Speakers



Career Panelist




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Register Now! Sold out!

A limited number of Early Bird tickets will be on sale from November 30 – January 10, 2017.

Regular registration opens on January 15 and closes on March 15, 2017.

Late registration opens March 16, only if spaces are available.

Ticket Cost

Early Bird rate is $15.00.

Regular registration is $30.00.

A Group rate of $20 per person will be available January 15 – March 3 for groups of 6+

Refunds: If you booked a ticket and are no longer able to attend, you may request a refund until March 10, 2017. No refunds will be used for tickets after March 10, 2017.

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How many tickets are for sale?
We can sell a maximum of 400 tickets to currently enrolled students.

I can’t afford a ticket, but I would still like to attend, what are my options?
Volunteer. Help out for part of the day and get access to the rest of the conference. Limited spaces are available.

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What companies will be there?
This is a learning, networking and community building event. While there will be dozens of industry professionals from an array of companies, they will not be here in a recruiting capacity. More than 80 industry professionals attended last year.

Should I bring my resume?
As a rule of thumb, you should never attend a potential networking activity without a copy of your resume. While companies may not be at WiE in a recruiting capacity, there will be opportunities to meet and network with industry professionals.

What is included in my registration?
Access to all conference sessions and activities, conference swag bag, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner.