Schedule

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change at any time. Please contact Dr. Denise Case, Program Chair, for more information.

You can download a pdf version here

 

The conference will be held at Hyatt Place Kansas City/Lenexa City Center located at:

8741 Ryckert Street
Lenexa, KS 66219

Friday, November 3rd

12:00

Registration Opens

Registration is in the pre-function area. Registration will open at 12:00 pm and will close at 5:00pm. Please arrive before 5:00 pm if attending the conference on Friday. If you have questions, please contact registration@minkwic.org.

1:30

Opening Session

Get the scoop and the info you need to enjoy your time at the conference.

Presenter: Sarah Peters

Ballroom (City Center C & D)

2:00

Refreshment Break

Refreshments will be served in the pre-function area. Grab a snack while you walk around and enjoy the poster contest.

Academic Track
Technical Track
General Track

2:00-2:50

Poster Contest

Chair: Meilani Conley,

Southwest Baptist University

Pre-function Area

Creating PWA Workshop

Colton Steeve,

Northwest Missouri State University

Diversity Panel

Moderator: Andrea Hendricks, Cerner

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

3:00-3:50

Poster Contest Cont.

Chair: Meilani Conley,

Southwest Baptist University

Pre-function Area

Data Science Workshop

Tamara Johnson,

Commerce Bank

Building a Career in Tech

Emily Rohrbough,

Cerner

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

4:00-4:50

Is Graduate School Right

for me? Panel

Moderator: Annie Hoekman, 

Kansas Wesleyan University

City Center B

A Swift Introduction to Swift

Michael Rogers,

Northwest Missouri State University

Resume Workshop

Lacey Frank and Natalie Taylor,

Commerce Bank

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

5:00

Room Key Pickup and Break

We will also be handing out hotel keys for those who elected to receive a MINK WIC room. 

Pre-function area

6:00

Dinner

We will be serving a delicious dinner in the ballroom.

7:00

Keynote

Kim Wall form Atlassian will be speaking and will be introduced by Dr. Carol Spradling, NWMSU

8:00-9:00

Networking Event

Don't be shy! Come join us in the ballroom for an evening filled with networking led by our student coordinator.

Coordinated by: Addi Lewis

Ballroom

Future of MINK WIC

Faculty and Staff only. Your advice is needed for the future of the MINK WIC.

City Center A

Saturday, November 4th

7:00-8:30

Breakfast

A hot breakfast will be served in the ballroom, City Center C & D. Breakfast is a buffet, come mosey on down any time between 7 and 8:30. Breakfast will no longer be served after 8:30.  

8:00

Registration

Registration will be open from 8:00 am to 10:00am. Please arrive before 10:00am if you plan to attend the conference on Saturday (career fair participants are exempt). f you have questions, please contact registration@minkwic.org.

8:30

Opening Session

Start a new day with conference news and remarks.

Presenter: Sarah Peters

Ballroom (City Center C & D)

10:00-10:50

Lightning Talks

Moderators: Cindy Tu, Northwest Missouri State University and Wen Hsin, Park University

Open Networking

Feel free to mix and mingle!

​Trends in the Industry

Jamie Patel and Patty Aenchbacher, American Century Investments

City Center B

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

11:00-11:50

Graduate Research

Moderators: Cindy Tu, Northwest Missouri State University and Wen Hsin, Park University

Open Networking

Feel free to mix and mingle!

Imposter Syndrome Panel

Moderator: Kim Wall,

Atlassian

City Center B

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

Academic Track
Technical Track
General Track

9:00-9:50

Lightning Talks

Moderators: Cindy Tu, Northwest Missouri State University and Wen Hsin, Park University

City Center B

Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas

Sarah Withee, 

Independent Consultant

How to Get an Internship Panel

Moderator: Katie Howell,

SS&C

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

10:00

Refreshment Break

Refreshments will be served in the pre-function area.

12:00

Lunch

A boxed lunch will be available in the ballroom. Grab and go or mingle with new friends.

1:00

Where are they now?

Past participants will talk about where they are now and how the women in tech community has helped them succeed. 

Moderator: Sarah Peters, CivicPlus

Ballroom (City Center C & D)

2:00

Refreshment Break

Refreshments will be served in the pre-function area.

2:00

Career Fair and Resume Critique

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm we will be having a career fair in the pre-function area. Northwest's career services will also be having one-on-one resume critiques.