OKWIT | Spring Retreat
Providing a forum for women in technology in Oklahoma
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Spring Retreat

2019 Spring Retreat

DATE: Friday May 3, 2019
TIME:
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
LOCATION:
Girl Scouts of America | 2432 E 51st | Tulsa, OK 74105
TARGET AUDIENCE: 
Young Women Ages 13 – 18

Hello, Oklahoma ladies! Oklahoma Women in Technology would love to invite all young women 13-18 years for a behind-the-scenes look into the variety of career opportunities available in the Oklahoma tech industry. We welcome individual attendees as well as larger groups and their chaperones.

This free-to-attend event will be in Tulsa and includes the chance to meet women who make an impact in tech roles and companies across our state and see first hand what it is like to have a career in tech.

Tech is a growing field in Oklahoma as traditional companies are evolving into tech companies. Come explore the many forms a tech career can take on Friday, May 3. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Who can attend?
In recognition of the ongoing gender gap in IT within the classroom and in the workforce, we specifically market this event free of charge to females in local area middle and high schools (ages 13 – 18). While this event targets women, we openly welcome men who want to engage in the conversation and contribute to a more equitable, diverse society.

 

Lunch and Prizes!
Each attendee will receive a complimentary lunch, a bag full of SWAG, an official OKWIT Future is Femake t-shirt, and have the chance to win raffle prizes.

 

When does registration open and close?
Registration is currently open and will close on Friday, April 26th at 5 p.m. Space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first come basis.

 

Can I register a group of people?
Contact info@okwit.org to register a group larger than 15 participants.

 

Schedule

8:00 AM – Students arrive at first venue and register
8:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 11:45 AM – Breakout Sessions & Tour
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 PM – Closing

 

Transportation and venue details
We ask that schools/individual attendees provide their own transportation to the GirlScout campus, where each breakout or tour will be within walking distance. There will be designated parking lots for buses and other vehicles to use. Parking lot details, venue addresses, and the order in which we will visit each venue will be provided by April 27th via email after registration.

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! Space is limited and  registration is required and accepted on a first come basis.  Groups larger than 15 participants must register via email at info@okwit.org.

VOLUNTEER OR SPONSOR

A lot of planning and support goes into a day like our OKWIT Spring Retreat retreat.

If you’d like to volunteer your time and expertise through things like helping with our breakout sessions, planning the day, or any other aspect then check out our volunteering opportunities.

We are able to put these great events on from our wonderful sponsors. If you’re interested in supporting our Fall or Spring Retreat through a donation, click below.

Here’s what our 2018 Spring Retreat Schedule looked like … 

7:45 a.m.
Check-In, Breakfast & Welcome Activities

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Data Center and Lab Tours, Presentations, Q&As
Attendees were able to tour multiple technology data centers and labs and met with technologists from a variety of tech fields.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Panel of Technologists, Lunch, Raffle Prizes, and Q&As
Attendees enjoyed lunch and listened to a panel of technologists on a variety of topics. The event closed with open Q&A and Raffle Prize Drawings.