ACT-W Conference 2022

Boosting Tech with Diversity

August 30 – September 1, 2022

Presented by ChickTech, ACT-W 2022: Boosting Tech with Diversity is a one-of-a-kind conference where talented women, non-binary people, and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career paths.

Join hundreds of fellow industry professionals and dozens of tech companies from August 30th – September 1st, 2022 for hands-on tech workshops, in-depth leadership and career development sessions, and deep dives into diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

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🎟 ACT-W Conference Tickets are now on sale!

This year, we’re offering sliding-scale tickets so that every person who wants to attend can have access to our conference’s high-quality workshops and supportive multigenerational community. All ticket levels receive the same access to conference programming and events.


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Conference Ticket ($35)
Suggested for: students and low-income attendees
$ 35.00
Conference Ticket ($65)
Suggested for: employed individuals
$ 65.00
Conference Ticket ($95)
Suggested for: high-income individuals and corporations
$ 95.00

Conference scholarship applications available! Each year, we offer a select number of scholarships that cover the full price of an ACT-W Conference ticket, thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors.

What can you expect at ACT-W?

Meet allies in your industry · Learn new skills · Support diversity in tech

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Three days of content from August 30th – September 1st, attend workshops, networking events, and interactive sessions on all things tech x diversity. Hosted by diverse thought leaders and innovators, and powered by US-based nonprofit ChickTech.


Individualized career coaching during the conference with coaches and mentors from a variety of industries and technical roles. Get your questions answered, from portfolio reviews to interviewing tips, job search / application recommendations, and much more.


Ways to Connect, powered by Microsoft Reactor. Attend a pre-conference workshop on August 16th, and connect with peers during the conference in San Francisco, CA; Redmond, WA; New York City, NY; and Toronto, Canada for in-person watch parties.


Connections to STEM organizations and hiring companies at our Community Fair. We’ll also provide ways for attendees to connect directly with hiring managers through our conference app.


Virtual networking on, a space where remote conference networking meets super-fun team building.


Prizes and competitions within Whova, our conference app. Compete with fellow attendees to score prizes!


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    Connect online and in-person

    This year, we’ve partnered with Microsoft Reactor to provide a few more ways for attendees to connect!


    You’re invited to our pre-conference Algorithmic Thinking virtual workshop on August 16th at 1:00 pm PT with Banu Raghuraman, a product & program professional with more a decade of experience in software development.


    Do you thrive through in-person communication? Good news! Attendees can join us at small-group watch parties on September 1st at Microsoft Reactor locations in Redmond, WA; San Francisco, CA; New York City, NY; and Toronto, Canada. Let us know you’re interested when you purchase your ticket to get more info.

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    A Conference like no other

    What makes us unique is our focus on community and supporting people throughout the cycles of their tech careers. With an emphasis on inclusion, we welcome people of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels.

    ACT-W Conferences include a variety of workshops, speaking sessions, and activities focused within four tracks: tech skills, leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion, and career development.

    Your registration also supports a great cause. ACT-W is powered by ChickTech, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive tech industry. All proceeds from ACT-W help us build a more diverse and inclusive tech culture and workforce.


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    • Webinars to grow your tech, leadership, and DEI skills
    • *A library of 100+ on-demand recordings of past webinars and conference sessions
    • Access to an exclusive member Slack community
    • Job and internship listings you can browse to make your next career move
    • *Curated deals and prizes, including free & discounted invites to partner events, trainings, and more
    • *A FREE ACT-W Conference ticket

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    What is it like to attend ACT-W?

    • The conference exceeded all my expectations: I'm now radically more motivated, I found a product that may dramatically help my nonprofit agency, and I've connected with several dynamic attendees.
      Sasha T.
      Sasha T.
    • The speakers were great and helped set the tone for a fun, genuine, and inclusive conference. As a sponsor, I found the volunteers to be super helpful and generous with their time. We were hoping to meet a diverse group of people who were curious and excited to learn. ACT-W brought this group together!
      Samuel C.
      Samuel C.
    • I connected with a lot of great people in my field, learned about the day to day in a career path I am considering, and I even made a connection with a potential future employer. I left feeling really empowered and ready to take the next steps in my career.
      Alex H.
      Alex H.

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