WE Local is a new program for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) that was developed to bring the excitement, energy, and learning environment of SWE’s annual conference directly to the member’s backyard.

In 2016, SWE headquarters launched WE Local to include conferences around the globe. WE Local conferences (in the US) will begin in 2017 with two locations: San Jose, CA (Region A and J) and Pittsburgh, PA (Region G). WE Local global conferences will also take place in 2017 in Pune, India and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Beginning in 2018, WE Local US conferences will expand to five US cities, with locations changing every year.

To learn more about WE Local, view the WE Local Overview Guide.

Value Statement

WE Local conferences bring together participants in all stages of their collegiate and professional journey to learn, energize/re-energize, and connect through high quality professional development workshops, networking opportunities, inspirational speakers and outreach activities.


WE local conferences are created and developed by SWE Headquarters and two dedicated member volunteer committees: WE Local Advisory Board (LAB) and Local Host Committee (LHC). To learn more about these committees and duties, click here.