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bINSPIRED stay MOTIVATED grow PASSIONATE

February 8, 2020

I Hotel and Conference Center

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

 

ABOUT

weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) is a one-day conference designed to inspire and connect current and aspiring STEM leaders. It was started in 2013 by the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at the University of Illinois.

Invited speakers will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree in STEM. The conference features lectures, workshops, and breakout sessions that showcase successful career paths of women and men in STEM, and facilitate the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience. 

WESTEM 2020 schedule

Friday, February 7th

6:30-8:30 PM

Evening Welcome Reception

Networking reception with participants and conference speakers

Saturday, February 8th

9:15-10:00 AM

Registration

10:10-11:15 AM

Welcome & Brunch

11:15-11:45 AM

Opening Keynote Speaker

12:00-12:45 PM

Session One Talks

1:00-1:45PM

Panel Discussions

1:45-2:30 PM

Networking Session & Snacks

2:30-3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:00-4:45 PM

Session Two Talks

5:00-5:30 PM

Banquet Dinner

5:35-6:30 PM

Concluding Keynote Speaker

& Closing Remarks

 
 

Previous SPEAKERS

 

SPONSOR weSTEM 2020

Join us this year for our flagship initiative to motivate and inspire brilliant young professionals in STEM! With your sponsorship, you’ll gain unique company promotion and recruiting access to the nation’s top graduate students in STEM.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Recognition in the weSTEM 2020 conference program booklet

  • Online recognition at the GradSWE at Illinois website and on social media

In addition, sponsorship packages include,

Distinguished Scientist - $5000+

Sponsors weSTEM 2020 brunch, dinner, and participant table during keynote sessions. Includes a networking and recruiting booth with representatives at weSTEM 2020 an e-book of attendee resumes.

Senior Scientist - $2500+

Sponsors weSTEM 2020 welcome reception and participant table during keynote sessions. Includes a networking and recruiting booth with representatives at weSTEM 2020 an e-book of attendee resumes.

lead scientist - $1500+

Sponsors weSTEM 2020 participant table during keynote sessions. Includes a networking and recruiting booth with representatives at weSTEM 2020 an e-book of attendee resumes.

Associate scientist - $750+

Sponsors weSTEM 2020 participant table during keynote sessions. Includes an e-book of attendee resumes.

contributor - $350+

Sponsors weSTEM 2020 participant table during keynote sessions. 

Contact Spencer Igram (gradswe-funding@illinois.edu) if you are interested in sponsoring weSTEM 2020.

*A portion of all weSTEM 2020 Sponsorship packages will go towards​ funding the GradSWE general fund. Activities covered by these​ proceeds include: professional development lunches, national conference attendance, outreach initiatives and much more!​*

weStem 2019 SPONSORS

REGISTER TODAY

Registration for weSTEM 2020 is now open! Sign up today!

 

Registration will close Nov. 18th or when we reach capacity, so secure your spot today!

Please contact Hannah Lohman, hlohman2@illinois.edu with any questions.