Past Conferences

Curious about what ACT-W has looked like in years past? Learn more about our conference offerings throughout the years.

The History of ACT-W

2013 | ACT-W begins as a 3-hour career fair in Portland, OR with 100 attendees.

2015 | We expanded to host 3-day conferences in both Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, covering topics appealing to a broader, growing audience.

2017 | ACT-W Conferences are held in 7 major cities across America, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, and Austin, each with 200+ attendees.

2018 | Our very first 3-day National Conference brought together 500+ women and allies from across the country in Phoenix, AZ.

2019 | We launched Achieving Equity, a complementary diversity and inclusion focused two-day conference in Portland, OR.

2020 | Responding to the changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT-W went all-digital, combining regional events into one massive online experience.

Answering to a growing need for community and diversity inclusion in tech, ACT-W began in 2013 as a one-day community fair and conference in Portland, OR.


Past Conferences

Austin, TX

Past Conferences

August 5-6, 2017 at Norris Event Center


Bay Area, CA

Past Conferences

October 26, 2019 at Akamai Santa Clara

October 20, 2018 at General Assembly

April 8, 2017 at Galvanize San Francisco – Soma


Boston, MA

Past Conferences

August 26, 2017 at The Non-Profit Center


Chicago, IL

Past Conferences

May 6, 2019 at Harold Washington Library Center

October 20, 2017 at The Chicago School

October 14-15, 2016 at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


New York City, NY

Past Conferences

May 18, 2017 at Galvanize New York


Phoenix, AZ

Past Conferences

April 10-13, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center


Portland, OR

Past Conferences

June 28-29, 2019 at Portland State University

July 20-21, 2018 at Portland State University

June 16-17, 2017 at Portland State University

April 22-24, 2016 at Portland State University

April 10-12, 2015 at the Art Institute of Portland


Seattle, WA

Past Conferences

October 26, 2019 at RealSelf

September 15, 2018 at RealSelf

September 23, 2017 at Galvanize Seattle

September 9-10, 2016 at The Cobalt Building/Porch Headquarters

May 16, 2015 at Zulily