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Behind the Scenes - OKWIT Spring Retreat 2018

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University of Oklahoma

Tom Love Innovation Hub

201 David L Boren Blvd

Norman, OK 73019

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Are you curious about the career opportunities available within Technology? Are you interested in taking a look behind the scenes at what it takes to operate an organization like NexThought, the National Weather Center, and OU Innovation Hub? If so, then this event is for YOU!

To increase awareness of technology careers, Oklahoma Women in Technology (OKWIT) will host a half-day Behind the Scenes retreat for 100 young women (ages 13 – 18 years old) that will allow for attendees to 1) meet and hear from technology professionals about their careers via short presentations, 2) tour technology departments and 3) tour the data centers at three different local companies – NexThought, the National Weather Center, and the OU Innovation Hub.

The goal of the Behind the Scenes event is to spark curiosity and show the wide range of careers and environments that are available in the technology industry. We also hope for possible networking or mentoring opportunities to naturally foster as students look toward the possibilities of STEM degrees.

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 Behind the Scenes -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 20th at 5 p.m. Space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first come basis.

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

Schedule

8 AM – Students arrive at first venue and register
8:30 AM – First venue presentation
9:15 AM – Students travel to the next venue
9:30 AM – Second venue presentation
10:30 AM – Students travel to the next venue
10:45 AM – Third Venue presentation
11:30 AM – Students travel to lunch
12 – 1 PM – Lunch and keynote speakers

Transportation and venue details
We ask that schools/individual attendees provide their own transportation to the OU campus, where each venue will be within walking distance to each other (the National Weather Center, NextThought, and the OU Innovation HUB). 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 you register.

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Tom Love Innovation Hub

201 David L Boren Blvd

Norman, OK 73019

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