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Every Space, Every Place

Colorado’s tech community is powered by women leaders who are dedicated to empowering their teams, organizations, community, and beyond. The Women in Tech (WIT) Conference celebrates and supports our unique community.

In its 14th year, the WIT Conference is a retreat-style event celebrating women across technology. Every year we gather over 650 women to hear from a variety of dynamic speakers and engage in meaningful discourse on technology trends, leadership, and the opportunities and challenges facing women building a career in tech.

At our 2024 Women in Tech Conference, we’ll explore the theme, “Every Space, Every Place.” From groundbreaking startups to global enterprises, from coding bootcamps to boardrooms, women belong in every space and every place where innovation happens. This event will highlight the stories, achievements, and challenges of women who are leading the way in technology, fostering a community where every voice is heard and every place is open for women to thrive.

Event Highlights:

  • Inspirational Keynote Speakers: Hear from leading women in tech who have broken barriers and set new standards in their fields. 

  • Panel Discussions: Engage with panels featuring industry experts discussing the subjects 

  • Interactive Workshop: Participate in a hands-on workshop over lunch, designed to empower, educate, and equip you with the tools to thrive in the tech industry. 

  • Luminaries: Connect with our 2024 Luminaries – Luminaries are technology executives and community leaders who join the event to meet our attendees and share their stories through a guided small group discussion. 

  • Networking Opportunities: Make new connections with women in the Colorado tech community, in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Thursday, September 12, 2024
7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Spruce Mountain Ranch
Larkspur, Colorado

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Tickets May Sell Out Quickly
Please note that space is limited and tickets are subject to sell out on a first come first serve basis. All tables and tickets will be available during the first wave of ticket releases on Monday, July 22 at 10 am, exclusively for Premier Corporate Members with a possibility of selling out. If you would like more information on upgrading your membership to get an earlier opportunity to purchase tickets, please contact us at membership@coloradotechnology.org.
 
Table and Ticket Purchase Limits
Companies are limited to purchasing 1 full table (or 10 individual tickets). Be sure to coordinate table and ticket purchases within your company in advance of tickets going on sale.

Purchase Additional Seats for Your Team
Interested in sending more of your team to the event? The best way to secure more seats at the event is through sponsorship. Sponsors of the event get additional tickets to the event. Contact Peter Schwartz to learn more about the opportunities available this year. 

TICKET PRICES + IMPORTANT DATES

What You Get When You Register for the 2021 Women in Tech (WIT) Conference

 

CTA MEMBERS-ONLY ACCESS

World-Class Keynotes

Exclusive Content & Community-Led Sessions

Professional Development Workshops

Luminary Mentor Hours

Rejuvenation Programming

Virtual and In-person* Community Networking

On-Demand and Archived Content

Digital Journal

Digital Photo Booth

The first 500 people signed up to attend WIT will receive a digital copy of Marissa King’s recent book, “Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection.”

Companies who purchase a group of tickets for their attendees will receive hard copies of Dorie Clark’s new book, “The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World” to be released on September 21!

(*in-person events will be located in Denver and are subject to COVID-19 safety protocols)


Credit Card Payment Only

Tickets must be purchased with a credit card at the time of registration.

2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

More to be announced soon!

Amber Faye McReynolds

Civic Leader, Elections & Voting Innovator, Democracy Enthusiast, Author

2024 PANEL DISCUSSIONS

More to be announced soon!

The Power of Resiliency- Thriving Through Adversity

SPEAKERS 

Karla Arzola

CIO, Rocky Mountain Human Services

Tracey Hayes

Business Development Executive – USAF/USSF, IBM Consulting

Helen Young Hayes

Founder/CEO, ActivateWork

Tasha Jones *Moderator

CEO + Founder, LV Jones Consulting

Mindful Moment Speaker

Kalia Garrido

Founder, Healthy Women Leaders

Tentative Schedule:

7:30am – Registration / Breakfast & Networking
8:30am – Program Start – Opening Keynote
9:00am – Mindful Moment
9:45am – Morning Panel Discussion
11:00am – Workshop
12:00pm – Lunch + Luminary Conversations
1:30pm – Mindful Moment
1:45pm – Afternoon Panel Discussion
2:45pm – Closing Keynote
3:30pm – Afternoon Reception

2024 Luminaries 

WIT Luminaries are female tech executives and community leaders who join the event to share their leadership journey and lead our table discussions.

  • Betty Arkell, Buchalter
    Karla Arzola, Rocky Mountain Human Services
    Ruthie Barko, TechNet
    Eileen Baines, NA
    Michelle Bourgeois, St. Vrain Valley School District
    Lissa Burkholder, Google Cloud
    Emily Cellar, iFIT
    Ashlee Collins, Inspirato
    Tracy Cook, Zayo
    Bethany Cook, Misthios AI

  • Missy Devillez, Oracle
    Esther Friend, Five9
    Paige Goss, Point Solutions Group
    Sarah Herzog, Ardent Mills
    Sevrin Huff, Echostar
    Jill Ibeck, Jeffco Public Schools
    Lisa Jasper, Pariveda Solutions
    Gauri Kapur, Hitachi Vantara, LLC
    Paula Kautzmann, Colorado Access
    Sue Lapierre, Prologis
    Wendy Lea, TechHubNow!

  • Diane Reinhard, Craig Hospital
    Molly Rauzi, Gagen MacDonald
    Kristin Russell, Arrow Electronics
    Sara Roberts, Blend360
    Simone Ross, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
    Sarah Sample-Reif, Zivaro
    Lisa Smith, EPAM Systems
    Tammy Teitscheid, Elevations Credit Union
    Deanna Towne, Contexture
    Melissa Uribes, Trimble 

FAQ

  • The 2024 WIT Conference will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2024.

  • This retreat-style event is hosted at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado, just 45 minutes south of Denver.

  • Tentative Schedule:

    7:30am – Registration / Breakfast & Networking
    8:30am – Program Start – Opening Keynote
    9:00am – Mindful Moment
    9:45am – Morning Panel Discussion
    11:00am – Workshop
    12:00pm – Lunch + Luminary Conversations
    1:30pm – Mindful Moment
    1:45pm – Afternoon Panel Discussion
    2:45pm – Closing Keynote
    3:30pm – Afternoon Reception

  • The WIT Conference is open to all female-identifying and non-binary individuals in the Colorado technology community and beyond who are CTA members. We welcome attendees of all career stages, backgrounds and companies and have a strong focus on creating an inclusive environment. Our diverse, multi-generational delegation is part of what makes our conference unique. This is a sell-out event so don’t wait to purchase your ticket or table! Not a member but would like more information on how to join? Please reach out to Peter Schwartz at peter@coloradotechnology.org

  • Yes! Tables will be available for purchase beginning on July 22nd.

  • Registration will open the week of July 22nd and will be released by membership level:  

    Monday, July 22 at 10am for Premier Corporate Members
    Wednesday, July 24 at 10am for Company Team Members
    Thursday, July 25 at 10am for Individual Professional Members

    Tickets go fast! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out. Interested in purchasing more than one table to the event? Contact Peter Schwartz to learn more about sponsorship. 

  • Yes! As long as your organization is a CTA member you are eligible to purchase a ticket.

  • Each ticket to the WIT Conference provides access to world-renowned keynote speakers, cutting edge technology-focused content, professional and personal development workshops and meaningful networking opportunities. At the event, you’ll be able to connect with other attendees including our Speakers and Luminaries*. Each ticket also includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and a happy hour. 

    *Luminaries are female-identifying or non-binary technology executives and community leaders who join the event to meet our attendees and share their stories through a guided small group discussion.

  • When you become a Women in Technology Conference sponsor, your organization unlocks the opportunity to elevate your brand in front of tech professionals from all across Colorado’s tech community and showcase your support for women in technology initiatives. Each sponsorship also comes with conference tickets. Contact Peter Schwartz at peter@coloradotechnology.org for additional information.

  • We could not put on these programs without our amazing volunteers! Please reach out to Cori D’Onofrio at cori@coloradotechnology.org for more information on volunteering for this year’s event.

  • Thank you for your interest in sharing your expertise and passion with us. This year’s event program planning is well underway and speaking slots are limited. If you are interested in speaking at a future CTA event please send a short bio and summary of your speaking topic to Megan Sparks at megan_c@coloradotechnology.com. Note, due to the high volume of requests to speak, each individual email may not be responded to. Please be assured that we’ve received your information and will reach out to you if there is a great fit.

  • Luminaries are technology executives and community leaders who join the event to meet our attendees and share their stories through a guided small group discussion.

  • If you have further questions about the event or anything CTA-related, please reach out to eventsmgr@coloradotechnology.org.




Interested in sponsoring WIT in 2024? Contact Peter Schwartz at 303-592-4070 or peter@coloradotechnology.org.