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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel January 26-28, 2018 LEARN MORE
Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Sheraton Grand Downtown February 23-25, 2018 LEARN MORE
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Center March 9-11, 2018 LEARN MORE
Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR

Marriott Waterfront April 6-8, 2018 LEARN MORE
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI

RI Convention Center April 20-22, 2018 LEARN MORE
WE Local Pune India

Pune, India

Hyatt Regency Pune 21-23 March, 2018 LEARN MORE
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WE Local Tulsa is now accepting abstract submissions for breakout sessions. Learn more about the submission process including application today.


WE Local brings 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 presentations and outreach activities.

These conferences bring the excitement, energy and learning environment of SWE's annual conference right to the member's backyard. Join us for a WE Local near you!


Where is ?

WE Local conferences take place all around the world where SWE annual conferences are not held. SWE members and volunteers are encouraged to submit their city, state or town as a host city for the next WE Local conference.


    Review the WE Local Host City Criteria to see if you qualify to host a WE Local conference.


    Complete the WE Local Host City Nomination Application if you are interested in having a WE Local conference in your area.


    Stay informed of upcoming WE Local deadlines and events.

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WE Local could be in an area near you! SWE members and volunteers are key to the success of all WE Local events, and are encouraged to be part of the production and planning of each conference. Fill out the WE Local Host Committee application and tell us why your city or town should be the next destination for WE Local!

Tulsa, Oklahoma


With deeply rooted Native American heritage and a long-time history in aerospace and aircraft, Tulsa is a city that was built on a pioneering spirit of opportunity and high expectations. This is evident with the city’s unique skyline of art deco architecture, restaurant and retail districts and state-of-the-art venue attractions.  Meet and connect with local SWE members, and expand your skill set with SWE's exceptional professional development opportunities. Keynote speaker nominations now open! Learn More

Phoenix, Arizona


For the past 20 years, Phoenix has been consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing economies of all metro areas in the United States; a result of the expanding manufacturing-based companies, the IT industry and a strong history in aerospace and electronics. Meet and connect with local SWE members and expand your skill set with SWE's exceptional professional development opportunities. Be part of WE Local Phoenix, Arizona February 23-25, 2018. Learn More!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Milwaukee landed in the top 50 U.S. News and World Report’s, “Best Places to Live,” so it’s no surprise it’s home to eight Fortune 500 companies. Milwaukee’s unique architectural history, geographical location (three rivers flow into a Great Lake!) and big-city entertainment at small-town prices make it the city with a little bit of everything.  In Milwaukee, “Local isn’t a buzzword. It’s a way of life.” Which is why it’s a model city to host WE Local. Be part of WE Local Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 9-11, 2018. Learn More!

Portland, Oregon


Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities with 10,000 acres of public parks, expansive public transportation and hundreds of miles of bike lanes. Portland is an important distribution center for import and export, and has a long history of tech industry with over 1,200 companies currently operating in Portland. It’s a city you have to experience yourself which is why WE Local is going to Portland. Be part of WE Local Portland April 5-8, 2018. Learn More!

Providence, Rhode Island


Known as the Creative Capital, Providence thrives as an intellectual art community amongst Ivy League powerhouses and hospitality employers. The city is home to eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning with easy access commutes by train, bus or automobile. In Providence, creativity isn’t just something to strive for—it’s a way of life, which makes it a prime location for WE Local. Be part of WE Local Providence, Rhode Island April 19-22, 2018. Learn More!