About WE Local
WE Local brings the energy and structure of the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) conferences to create a hyperlocal experience. No matter where an Attendee is in their education or career, attending a WE Local conference is the best way to connect with- and -be inspired by other women engineers and technologists close to home.

Keynote Criteria
Due to the hyperlocal atmosphere, WE Local seeks Keynote Speakers who live in-, are from-, or do business in the city and state of each conference. Keynote Speaker content should not only be thought-provoking and motivational but also draw from personal experience. 

The most successful Keynote Speakers are those who are authentic and engage with the audience.

For an example of a past successful and highly rated Keynote Speaker, view Dr. Sonia Rocha-Sanchez’s Keynote online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Ymivlr5SQ

Keynote Speaker Selection Timeline
  • August 15 - September 30 | Keynote Submission
  • September 30 - October 16 | Keynote Interview + Notifications