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 8th

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

Meeting Place 2 and 3

Pre-function Area

City Center A

Creating PWA Workshop

Diversity Panel

Moderator: Andrea Hendricks, Cerner

Chair: Meilani Conley,

Southwest Baptist University

Colton Steeve,

Northwest Missouri State University

3:00-3:50

Poster Contest Cont.

Meeting Place 2 and 3

Pre-function Area

City Center A

Data Science Workshop

Building a Career in Tech

Emily Rohrbough,

Cerner

Chair: Meilani Conley,

Southwest Baptist University

Tamara Johnson,

Commerce Bank

4:00-4:50

Is Graduate School Right

for me? Panel

Meeting Place 2 and 3

City Center B

City Center A

A Swift Introduction to Swift

Resume Workshop

Lacey Frank and Natalie Taylor,

Commerce Bank

Moderator: Annie Hoekman, 

Kansas Wesleyan University

Michael Rogers,

Northwest Missouri State University

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

City Center A

Networking Event

Future of MINK WIC

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

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

Saturday, November 9th

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

Jamie Patel and Patty Aenchbacher, American Century Investments

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

Open Networking

​Trends in the Industry

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

City Center B

Feel free to mix and mingle!

11:00-11:50

Graduate Research

Moderator: Kim Wall,

Atlassian

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

Open Networking

Imposter Syndrome Panel

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

City Center B

Feel free to mix and mingle!

Academic Track
Technical Track
General Track

9:00-9:50

Lightning Talks

Moderator: Katie Howell,

SS&C

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

Building an Open Source Artificial Pancreas

How to Get an Internship Panel

City Center A

Meeting Place 2 and 3

City Center B

Sarah Withee, 

Independent Consultant

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.