The complete summit program can be downloaded here: Program – IEEE WIE Summit USA East 2015 
(Late program changes will be updated in the at-a-glance below and posted as announcements at the conference)

A complete listing of the program abstracts can be downloaded here: Abstracts – IEEE WIE Summit USA East 2015

All attendees are welcome to the following events (partner passes are ONLY available for purchase with your registration at listed prices until Thursday, November 3rd):

Reception (Partner pass $25):
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour (bar only) in Lobby
6-8:30 PM Bar and Light Hors D’oeuvres in Fairmount Suite
Hosted (free) soda and bottled water
Cash Bar: $5 Domestic Beer, $6 Imported Beer, $7 House wines, $10 Call Drinks

Saturday Breakfast (Partner pass $32):
7:30 AM – 8:50 AM (Speakers at 8 am)

Saturday Lunch (Partner pass $40)
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (Attendees are requested to arrive on time so they can get their food and be seated before speaker is introduced)

Sunday Breakfast (Partner pass $32):
7:00 – 8:40 am (Speakers at 8 am)

IEEE – Women in Engineering Summit USA East 2015, Philadelphia, PA

Program, Friday, Nov 6th (5PM-8:30PM)
 Peter Eckstein, 2015 President-Elect
IEEE-USA – Reception 5PM-8:30PM
Program, Saturday, Nov 7th (7:30AM-5PM)
Track 1: Inspiration/Empowerment Track 2: Perspectives Track 3: STEM Workshops Career Fair
Breakfast with IEEE Speakers – Tim KurzwegCharles Rubenstein, & Phil Gonski

Women Investing in Women

Ellen Weber

How to Get Published, Guide for Women in Technology

Tiffany Gasbarrini

How to Engage Youth in STEM:  Wearable Technology and Stitchable Circuits

Leslie Birch – Wearable Microcontrollers Workshop

Women and Confidence

Barbara Taylor

Broadcasting the Voices of Women in STEM

Huan Xu & Lindsay Claiborn

Coffee Break

Developing a Business Plan

Nita Patel


Panel A:

The Journey

Moderator: Denise Griffin

Additive Manufacturing Overview

Captain Thomas Murphy – 3D Printer Workshop

Powering Your Career: Overcoming Obstacles to Realize Your Full Potential in Technology

Theresa Hennesy

Empowering Your Potential

Lunch – Keynote Presentation – Karen Panetta

Journey to Leadership

Kathleen Vigue

Panel B:  

The University Perspective

Moderator: Rhonda Farrell

Salary Negotiation: Creating a Win-Win Between You and the Company

Anthony Gold

Career Fair
1PM – 5PM
Women and Girls in Engineering: Progress and Challenges in Education and the Workforce

Lynne Molter

Coffee Break Sponsored by IEEE R2 Young Professionals
Leadership Development for Women: Overcoming Stereotypes
Mary Pat Farrell & Steven Stall
Wearable Electronics
Monica Vanterpool
Efforts to Promote Diversity in Engineering

Kavita Goverdhanam

Techgirlz Workshop

Sarah Johnson

Group dinner and Ghost Tour(6:15PM – 9:45PM)
Program, Sunday, Nov 8th (7:00AM – 12:00PM)
Track1 Track2  Track3
 Breakfast with Takako Hashimoto, Nita Patel, & Jim Jeffries of IEEE

Longitudinal Studies of an Outreach Program for Seventh Grade Girls: Evidence of Long-Term Impact  

Grazia Todeschini

Pitch Perfect Leadership: Applied Lessons for Women in STEM

Kathleen Murphy

Factors that Influence Young Women to Pursue Engineering and Technology: A Case Study

Arshitha Basavaraj

Enticing Women to Computer Science with Es (Expose, Engage, Encourage, Empower)

Shahnaz Kamberi

TINKERING with Stereotypes: An Effort to Retain Female STEM High School Students

Katherine Czerniejewski, Julie Fetzer, & Dana Voll

Coffee Break
Creativity is the Key to Longevity!Tiffanie Stanard
The Joy of Working in Wireless/RF Engineering

Neerja Sharma, Aye Moe

 How a 7-Year-Old Girl Sparked a STEM Revolution with One YouTube Video

Gabe Young, Chad Collins

Closing Session

Providence More

Social Events

IEEE WIE Summit USA East Social Event:

Group Dinner Outing and Spirits of ’76 Ghost

Saturday, November 7, 2015 6:30 PM – 9:45 PM

This excursion is a wonderful way to experience Philadelphia’s historic locations on a
guided evening walking tour. Visit more than 20 scary sites to hear Philadelphia’s
haunted facts and folklore. Experience Philadelphia’s monuments by moonlight.
Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear chilling stories about the Spirits of ’76, featuring:

Haunted Facts – Hear stories about the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe,
who used to reside in Philadelphia and learn about Leo Callahan, the only prisoner to
escape from Eastern State Penitentiary and never be captured!

Haunted Folklore – Learn about the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall, the
spirits of Carpenters’ Hall from a first-person encounter, the dancing statue of Benjamin
Franklin at Library Hall and paranormal Pine Street happenings.

Haunted Movie Sets – See famous film locations from big screen thrillers such as The
Sixth Sense, Shooter, National Treasure and more!

We will travel to Old City and grab dinner at Cosi prior to the tour, which starts at 7:45 PM.

Pricing and Transportation:

$20.00 per person, which includes the tour and
transportation to and from the conference hotel.  Cost of dinner is not included, but Cosi has
many soup, salad and sandwich options which cost less than $10.00. Advanced ticket
purchasing is recommended to guarantee we can obtain tickets for this tour, so we will
require that you sign up by the deadline of October 23, 2015. Sign up for this trip on the
conference registration website.