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IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit 2024

Charting Your Course

See Website for event details & travel and lodging options

Dates: August 1-2, 2024

Venue: Discovery Hall, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
650 Horn Rapids Road, Richland, WA 99354

Call for Posters Extended to July 10!

IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summits (ILS) provide regional opportunities to foster networking, mentorship, and collaboration. With the leadership and creativity of IEEE WIE volunteers, WIE Summits have been extremely successful and have made an outstanding impact on communities around the globe!

Experience a day full of insightful talks from distinguished speakers, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and much more. There will also be an optional Welcome Reception and networking event at WSU’s Wine Science Center in Richland, Washington.

The ILS serves as a valuable platform for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including women in STEM, to enhance their skills and forge meaningful connections with like-minded professionals. Building on the success of the 2019 events, which attracted nearly 400 attendees, we aspire to expand the reach to 600 attendees this year.

Keynote Speakers

Hon. Meredith Berger
Assistant Secretary of the Navy/Chief
Sustainability Officer
Read more here about Meredith.
Maria Pope
President and Chief Executive Officer at
Portland General Electric
Check out Maria’s bio page

Download this flyer for the list of all our inspiring speakers!

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was chosen to host this Summit once again, along with nine other global locations. The overarching theme “Charting Your Course,” seeks to empower today’s trailblazers to become tomorrow’s change makers. The event will offer a dynamic and immersive experience featuring inspiring talks, engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, valuable networking opportunities, and more.

Join us for an inspiring day focused on inclusion, leadership, mentorship, and more! The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Summit 2024 is hosted by the WIE affinity group of the Richland Section of the IEEE. The Summit is for anyone seeking:

  • Greater empowerment
  • Leadership development
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities

This day-long Summit includes Keynote Speakers, Panel Discussions, Poster Sessions, and a number of Interactive Sessions by outstanding speakers. We anticipate participation from academia, industry and the national laboratories, representing a wide breadth of technical fields. The event will bring together engineers, scientists, students, researchers, problem solvers, and project managers from across the region, providing unique opportunities for cross-cutting partnerships.

  • ATTEND this inspiring and empowering event. Registration is now underway – you won’t want to miss out! This event is not just limited to women or women in STEM — everyone, in any discipline or field and at any level in their career is welcome!
  • PRESENT a poster. If you are or know students, post-bachelors, post-masters, and/or post-doctorates who would be interested in participating in the poster session, abstract submissions are due June 10 July 10. Learn more here.

Registration note: This year’s conference will be at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Due to the nature of the venue, registration and approvals are required to access the facility. The registration deadline for non-US citizens is June 14, 2024, and further information will be needed for approval. Your credit card will not be charged until full approval is acquired. US citizens may continue to register through July 19, 2024. To learn more about PNNL, click HERE.

Important deadlines:

  1. Posters Abstract Submission – June 10, 2024 July 10, 2024
  2. Registration for Foreign Nationals – June 14, 2024
  3. Registration for US Citizens and PNNL employees – July 19, 2024

Registration Fees:

  • Optional Welcome Reception on Aug 1, 2024 (Includes Conference T-shirt – $35.00)
  • Event Registration:
    • IEEE NON-MEMBER – $200
    • IEEE MEMBER – $125
    • Student – $50
    • Welcome Reception – $35 (includes T-shirt)

Venue and hotel information: click here.

If you have questions, please email us at IEEE_WIE_ILS_2024@pnnl.gov.



IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of the largest international professional organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering. The mission of IEEE WIE is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.​

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