Nominate Your City to Host a WE Local Conference

WE Local is accepting online submissions for 2020 (and beyond) WE Local conferences. The deadline to nominate a 2019 host city passed on May 31, 2017, however WE Local is accepting nominations for 2020 through August 30. Submit your city nomination today!

Application Sample Questions

  1. Who may comprise the WE Local Host Committee?
  2. In a few sentences, explain the reasons why you are recommending this location.
  3. List any universities/SWE Collegiate Sections in close proximity of the proposed location.
  4. Is there a proposed WE Local conference venue that can host 500 attendees including a 100 attendee SWENext Outreach event?

Don’t forget to indicate what year you are interested in hosting a WE Local conference.


Host City Criteria

Prior to applying, WE Local has outlined a criteria for conference site selection to include the following, but not limited to, items:

  1. Universities (are there universities in the area where undergrad/grad can attend)
  2. Conference venue (is there appropriate function space?)
  3. Transportation (is the conference easily accessible and affordable by plane, train or automobile)
  4. Section/region members (did a member nominate this city)

In order to bring the conference to WE Local members around the United States, WE Local will not consider cities if the host city:

  1. Held a SWE and/or region event within the past three years
  2. Held a SWE annual conference in the past five years or will be hosting a SWE annual conference in the next five years

For more questions regarding WE Local city selection, contact welocal@swe.org.