Connecting You Locally To Barcelona, Spain

25-26 May 2023

Welcome to Barcelona – a cosmopolitan city that offers culture, cuisine, history, and industry! Join hundreds of participants at the WE Local Barcelona conference to network and learn through professional development sessions, inspirational speakers, networking opportunities, and more. 

Thank You to Our Partners!

New! WE Local Tours

These complimentary tours will be offered in Barcelona.

Sold Out! Wednesday, 24 May, 15:00-18:00 | HP Experience Tour

Visit the HP Experience Center to learn about the 2D and 3D printers and presses technology, and the multiple applications that can be produced with them. The Experience Center hosts multiple customer visits daily to show off HP's technology in action and test applications. The Experience Center is in the HP Sant Cugat campus which hosts 12 different businesses with more than 2500 employees and the largest R&D lab outside the US with more than 700 R&D engineers.

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Friday, 26 May, 15:30-17:30 | Walking Tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

Barcelona's oldest district is Barri Gotic (the gothic quarter) which dates back to the reign of Roman Emperor Augustus two thousand years ago. The prevalent gothic style gave the district its name, with most buildings dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Today, Barcelona’s most powerful institutions still reside in the same area. Wandering through the narrow lanes of Barri Gotic you will learn about the history of this beautiful city from the guide and find a lot of picturesque plazas that offer some shade and rest as well as inviting little cafes and bars. This tour includes a pinchos tasting in a very typical pinchos bar.


There is no additional cost to join this tour, but you must select the Sightseeing Tour option when registering to save your spot.

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Partners gain visibility, increased brand awareness, valuable professional connections and more.

See the Sessions

The hardest part about attending WE Local? Picking which sessions to attend! Check out the dozens of breakout talks that will be happening in Barcelona. Build your schedule by downloading the “SWE Event Apps” and loading the Barcelona program.

Share Your CV

If you’re looking to enter the workforce or transition jobs, you’ll want to connect with SWE’s partners, which are some of the leading engineering and technology organisations around the world. Upload your CV and we’ll pass it to leading employers.


SWE has opportunities for attendees to receive a one-time 50% registration discount when they sign up to volunteer at WE Local. The call for volunteers is now closed.

“There are not that many women in engineering so it’s really important for me to be here just to encourage that going forward.”

Samantha McQueen, Attendee, WE Local Prague

WE Local conferences are organized by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to bring together participants in all stages of their collegiate and professional journey. The conferences create space for engineers and partners to connect through professional development sessions, inspirational speakers, networking opportunities, and more. Questions? Contact

Fresh Ideas

With dozens of sessions across four different tracks, there will be no shortage of breakthrough ideas shared in Barcelona. From leadership development and career transitions, to sustainability issues – there is something for everyone!


It can be difficult to meet people outside of your organization or technical discipline. WE Local brings people together from diverse educational backgrounds, experience levels, and geographies so you can expand the richness of your network.



The past few years have brought a lot of challenges – personally and professionally – to people’s lives. WE Local’s lineup of keynote speakers and top-notch sessions will spark inspiration and energise you to invest in yourself and your future.

Career Advancement

Whether you’re looking to enter the workforce, transition roles, or level up for your next promotion, WE Local is here to help. Access top engineering and technology organizations in Europe at our networking exhibition, while growing your skillset during educational sessions.