Become A Speaker

Become A SpeakerContribute to the advancement of women in engineering by becoming a speaker at WE Local. We are now accepting call for participation (CFP) submissions for all 2019 conferences in Baltimore, MD; Tampa, FL; St. Louis, MO; Denver, CO; and Bellevue, WA.

The CFP deadline for all 2019 conferences in North America has been extended to Monday, August 20, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EDT, USA). SWE Headquarters will notify all speakers of an accepted or declined submission on or after Friday, October 26, 2018.

Submit an abstract today to become a speaker at WE Local!

*Note: There is only one CFP for all 2019 conferences. During the submission process, please indicate which conference you would like to present at in preference order – you may select more than one conference.


Attendee Desired Content

Based on feedback received from 2017 and 2018 WE Local conferences, attendees have a variety of topics they like to hear about. View the complete list of Attendee Desired Content.

CFP Requirements & Best Practices

Carefully review the "Process Requirements & Best Practices" document to (1) identify best practices for completing each section of the abstract process, (2) explain the questions that you will be expected to complete for each session submission, and (3) identify the points available within the review process. Download Today!

Become A SpeakerLearning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are crucial to the selection of an accepted versus not-accepted submission. Learning outcomes should describe how learners will apply the information from your session to their jobs or planning their career. View examples of learning outcomes.