We are excited to announce that the 18th biannual CCWESTT Conference will be held this year in a new online format, November 12-14, 2020.

What is CCWESTT?

The Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades, and Technology (CCWESTT) is a voluntary, national non-profit coalition of individual members, groups, institutions, and industries from across the country who advocate for a diverse and inclusive Canadian Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology (SETT) workforce.

The CCWESTT conference is a two-day national event that brings together national and international subject experts, employers, CEOs/presidents, government representatives, and women in SETT at all phases of their career lifecycle to share their knowledge and experience around diversity and inclusion. The conference theme for 2020 is “Future Forward: Engage. Advance. Inspire.” This theme involves engaging men as allies, as well as association, organization, and government alliance building; advancing women in SETT leadership, catalyzing change, and engaging youth; and inspiring with success stories, breaking boundaries, and elevating one another.

 Why attend?

Attendees can expect:

  • Excellent networking with others who attend the conference:
    • Average attendance is approximately 300 attendees.
    • The venue, sessions, coffee breaks, etc. will be structured to optimize networking opportunities.
  • Access to the latest “field ready” research and industry/policy learnings for you and your organization:
    • Our flexible theme of Future Forward: Engage. Advance. Inspire sets the stage for sharing current and emerging research and best practices, offering powerful professional development, as well as gaining practical solutions to the challenges you face regarding attraction, promotion, and retention of women in SETT.
    • Distill research, industry, and life experience into conference proceedings, white papers, and policy documents – to help you and your organization move forward.

Women’s increased participation and advancement in the workforce bring significant economic benefits to organizations and to Canada. This compelling business case is articulated by industry and institutional leaders across all sectors and is supported by recent research findings. Enhancing the participation and leadership of women in science, engineering, trades, and technology fields will generate even greater positive impacts in our knowledge-based, technological and highly competitive global economy.

What are the registration details?

Companies that register 10 or more employees will be acknowledged on social media (@ccwestt2020) for their conference support.
Let’s get ready to engage, advance, and inspire!