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Women & Tech Conference Comes to Charleston June 26

May 1, 2017

TechConnectWV will host the 2017 Women & Technology Conference on Monday, June 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV.

This year’s event is presented in partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance, with the conference luncheon combined with the Alliance’s Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon.

For more information, or to register, click here.

Charleston native Dr. Anne Fischer, Defense Science Office Program Manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will deliver the keynote luncheon address, entitled

Dr. Anne Fischer, Defense Science Office Program Manager with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

“DARPA:  Creating Breakthrough Technologies for National Security.”

DARPA was created during the Eisenhower Administration and was first known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency.  Among its many achievements, DARPA paved the way for the modern internet, miniaturized GPS technology, and developed the stealth technology that led to the F-117 Nighthawk.  One area of current research is working to bridge the bio-electronic divide.

TechConnect is pleased to join the Charleston Area Alliance in hosting Dr. Fischer on June 26.

The Women & Technology Conference will also feature a keynote by Dr. Maura McLaughlin, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at WVU.  Dr. McLaughlin will discuss her work with the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, a joint project between the Green Bank Observatory and WVU designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in STEM.

Maura McLaughlin, Ph.D., Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy

The conference will also include breakout sessions on topical issues, a communications workshop and ample time for quality networking.

Technology touches all aspects of life, and the information shared at the conference will be relevant to all industry sectors and educational institutions.

Register today by clicking here.

Who should attend?  Women working in technology fields as well as those interested in pursuing, or migrating to, a technology-focused career.  In addition, anyone interested in exploring ways to bridge the tech gender gap and inspire future generations of girls to pursue STEM fields are encouraged to attend.

Registration is $85 ($50 for students) and includes continental breakfast, the Elevations luncheon and conference materials.  A complete agenda will be available soon.  For more information, contact Anne Barth at anne@techconnectwv.org.