October 12 - 15, 2018
Washington State Convention Center
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Georgetown Tiny House Village Community Service Project
(separate registration required)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tradeswomen Taskforce Annual Meeting
(Please sign up below so we can have an accurate count)
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration Open
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Opening Reception
7:00 am - 11:00 am Registration
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome Plenary
10:15 am - 11:45 am Workshop Session I
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Banner Parade
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Union Caucus by Trade
Dinner on your own or with your trade
8:00 pm Movie Night
8:00 pm Tradeswomen Jam
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am Workshop Session II
9:45 am - 11:15 am Workshop Session III
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Final Plenary
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tradeswomen Policy Forum (Separate Registration Required - Lunch Included)
Join us to learn and share best practices for recruiting and retaining women in the construction trades. The institute will provide an opportunity for training program providers, employers, registered apprenticeship programs, contractors, workforce practitioners and other industry stakeholders to interface with peers from around the country and learn from a variety of successful program models.
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome Plenary
9:25 am Contractor Panel
10:10 am Tradeswomen Panel
11:15 am Breakout Session
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Breakout Session
3:00 pm Closing Plenary
The main conference begins Friday with the Opening Reception, followed by Saturday and Sunday conference sessions. Conference registration is $125.00. Registration is limited, so please register soon.
The Practitioner's Institute will be held at the Hilton at Seatac Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9 - 3. This requires a separate registration and payment of $175.00. This will be the 5th Annual Practitioner's Institute held in conjunction with the Women Build Nations Conference. The Institute is intended for those seeking to build their capacity to recruit and retain women in the industry. Registration must be complete by October 1, 2018.
Join us in building Tiny Houses for a Seattle Tiny House Village. This event will take place on Friday, October 12th from 10 am - 2:30 pm. You will be bused to and from the event and will have plenty of time to get ready for the opening reception! Limited to the first 50 individuals.
The Tradeswomen Policy Forum, presented by the Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues, engages tradeswomen, industry leaders and partners to discuss ways to increase women’s retention in the skilled trades. This year’s Forum focuses on Tradeswomen and the #metoo movement. Registration is $35.00, which covers lunch. The forum will begin after the conference from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For more information about the Taskforce: http://www.tradeswomentaskforce.org
The Taskforce unites the expertise of allies and tradeswomen to achieve equity for women in the trades. Join the discussion on using our Policy Platform to improve conditions for tradeswomen. All are welcome. The meeting will take place Friday from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For more information about the Taskforce: http://www.tradeswomentaskforce.org No charge, but please pre-register.
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