• 2023 Women in Information Technology Conference – March 24

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    March 01, 2023
    DAVENPORT, IA—Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) is excited bring back its annual Women in IT Conference on Friday, March 24, with a great line-up of speakers and presentations. Hosted by the EICC’s Information Technology department, the day-long event is open to local women working in the IT field, current students, and/or considering a technology-related career.

    “There are many women working in the profession, but those numbers are not nearly what they could be,” said EICC IT Instructor Roberta Osmers. “These are great jobs that women are especially well-suited for. This conference is one way we are attempting to draw more attention to the profession and the role women can play in it.”

    Participants can expect to learn about cyber security, project management, new innovations in technology, career search and interview skills, and more, through breakout sessions and presentations. The conference will be held at the Scott Community College Urban Campus in downtown Davenport, 101 W. Third St.

    This year’s keynote speaker is the Founder and CEO of Veterans Tech Support, Abigail Johnson. She will present "Veterans Tech Support: Technology Training for our Nation’s Heroes" and share her story—how a 14-year-old high school student was able to land the 2021-2022 Pilot Pen ‘Science FriXion’ STEM Grant and establish a successful 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    A sampling of other sessions includes “Technology Hiring and Compensation Trends,” “Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance: Convergence of Requirements,” and “Nursing Informatics: Combining Science and Tech.”

    The cost to attend is $25 and includes lunch. WIT Conference scholarships are available as well as discounted rates for current students. For more information, please email Tyné Rieck, EICC Certified Program Planner, at tlrieck@eicc.edu.

    Visit eicc.edu/WIT to register today!

    EICC’s Information Technology programs include computer networking and programming, cybersecurity, virtual and augmented reality, and web development. The programs are available at all EICC locations, as well as through the college's high school Career Academies. More information is available at eicc.edu/it.

    Questions? We’re here to help. Call us toll-free at 1-888-336-3907 or email eiccinfo@eicc.edu.
    Griffin Wagner, Marketing Coordinator
    grasche@eicc.edu, (563) 336-5237