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October 12 - 15, 2018

Seattle WA

Registration Information

Main Conference Registration

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. 

Practitioner's Institute - Recruiting and Retaining Women in the Building Trades

The Practitioner's Institute will be held 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.

Day of Service - Friday October 12, 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.

Tradeswomen Policy Forum

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 preventing  sexual harassment.   Registration is $35.00, which covers lunch.  For more information about the Taskforce: 

Taskforce on Tradeswomen's Issues Policy Platform Action Planning and Annual Meeting

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. For more information  about the Taskforce:  No charge, but please pre-register. 

Other Events

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Coming to the West Coast!

On October 12th-15th, ANEW, Washington State Build Trades and North America’s  Building Trades Unions' Women’s Committee will host the 2018 Women Build Nations Conference. 

Coming Soon

Registration is expected to be open July 9, 2018.

Hotel block will be released June 24th.

2018 Practitioner's Institute

Plans are also being made for the 2018 Practitioner's Institute.  Stay tuned for more info and registration links.

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Women Build Nations

(206) 381-1384

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