Edmonton IWD - Dare to be

Amii HQ, #1101, 10065 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB, Edmonton, T5J 3B1

International Women’s Day (IWD) is Women Techmakers’ largest annual event campaign where Ambassador host events all around the world during the months of March and April in celebration of this moment. From big summits to smaller, intimate gatherings, IWD is a time to host events that create connections, educate and inspire your tech community. IWD is also a way in which we support our mission of

Mar 17, 2023, 10:30 PM – Mar 18, 2023, 2:00 AM

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International Women's Day

About this event

International Women’s Day (IWD) is Women Techmakers’ largest annual event campaign where Ambassador host events all around the world during the months of March and April in celebration of this moment.

From big summits to smaller, intimate gatherings, IWD is a time to host events that create connections, educate and inspire your tech community. IWD is also a way in which we support our mission of building a world where all women thrive in tech.

In 2022 our #ProgressNotPerfection IWD campaign reached over 132k attendees worldwide!!

IWD Theme: “Dare To Be”

IWD hashtag: #WTMDareToBe

What does it mean to Dare to Be ?

We bravely set out to accomplish our goals

We don’t let others dictate what we can or cannot be

We are unapologetically ourselves

We have the courage to stand up for what we believe

We recognize everyone has something unique to contribute

…and ANYTHING you want it to be!

The definition of to dare is to have the courage to try something new; to defy or challenge norms; to be brave and willing take risks. For IWD 2023, Women Techmakers Ambassadors will be hosting events around the world with the theme “Dare To Be,” empowering our community to have courage, to dream big and to be bold. #WTMDareToBe

When we Dare to Be: we explore what it would mean to be audaciously bold, to walk through the world with courage and confidence. We are willing to try something new, to step outside of our comfort zone and to be unapologetically ourselves. We don’t let societal or cultural roles or norms dictate who we are or how big we can dream.

The beauty of “Dare To Be” is that it is part of a larger sentence: you can dare to be bold, to be innovative, to be resilient - it can apply to so many aspects of our lives. And to approach the theme from this perspective - to allow anyone to imagine what they dare to be - we recognize that each of us has something unique to offer. Everyone brings a different set of skills and strengths to the table. And when we as a community are able to harness the diversity of all those skills and courageous actions, we are able to continue our goal to build a world where all women can thrive in tech.

How will you “Dare To Be” this International Women’s Day?

Join our Slack group to hear latest updates

and connect with group members.


SPEAKERS

If you have something awesome to share with the Edmonton Women Techmakers Submit your talk here for future events

SPONSORS

GDG Edmonton is a volunteer-driven group, dedicated to providing people of all skill levels free and low-cost access to professional networking and the opportunity to learn new technology skills in a variety of formats. We rely on sponsors to defray the costs of our events, such as speaker fees, educational material, catering, equipment rental, and advertising our events to reach more people in our community.

WE WOULD LOVE TO THANKS OUR SPONSORS : 

  • GOOGLE for all the funding and support all the way 
  • AMII: for hosting our Event and encouraging all local initiatives in Edmonton that help the community thrive in AI 
  • ERIN: Our platinum sponsor for the funding and support 
  • Edmonton Global: Our gold sponsor for the funding and support for "Dare to be" event
  • Edmonton Unlimited: Our gold sponsor for the funding and support for "Dare to be" event

Email: gdg.cloud.edmonton@gmail.com to become a sponsor. We have many options for sponsorship

Parking

Amii does not have assigned parking - but there are lots of options close by. The parking lot immediately behind the building, Chateau Lacombe etc are all great options. Also, we're connected to the LRT via central station.

  • The ATB Place Parkade 10025 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 1S6 9924 Jasper Avenue NW 
  • Lot #4 Manulife Place Parkade : 10171 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3Y2, Edmonton 
  • Public Parkade: 10172 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J, Canada 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

As a community-run event, event volunteers are critical to our success! We need volunteers all the way to help us in the in-person event. Please complete our volunteer interest form and we will be in touch soon!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

If your organisation is willing to be a community partner of the international women day conference. 

Email us at: gdg.cloud.edmonton@gmail.com

Contact Us

For any queries or concerns feel free to email us at: gdg.cloud.edmonton@gmail.com

When

When

March 17 – 18, 2023
10:30 PM – 2:00 AM UTC

Agenda

Welcoming and Registration starts
Who are Women Techmakers Ambassadors and Women In AI Canada
Anne Stevenson - City of Edmonton Greetings
Maureen Towle (Gov of Alberta)
Ella Wherritt (1Password)
Celia Wanderley
Cassy Sides & Navleen Kaur ( AltaML)
Deborah Akaniru (Amii)
Enjoy your Dinner
Mandy Meindersma ( Dev Society - UofA)
Madeleine Shang
Abbie Stein-MacLean, Head of Capital City Pilots
Gail Powley - President of Technology Alberta
Closing and Raffle prize

Speakers

  • Abbie Stein-MacLean

    Edmonton Unlimited ( Sponsor )

    Head of Capital City Pilots

  • Anne Stevenson

    City of Edmonton

    Ward O-day’min

  • Maureen Towle

    Government of Alberta

    Assistant Deputy Minister of the Data, Privacy and Innovation Division and Chief Data and Privacy Officer

  • Gail Powley

    ERIN(Sponsor)

    President of Technology Alberta

  • Deborah Akaniru

    Amii

    Machine Learning Project Manager

  • Ella Wherritt

    1Password

    DataEngineer

  • Mandy Meindersma

    Senior Developer

    Dev Edmonton Society board member

  • Maddie Shang

    OpenMined

    Sr. AI Research Engineer

  • Navleen Kaur

    AltaML

    People Coordinator

  • Celia Wanderley

    AltaML

    CTO

  • Cassy Sides

    Alta ML

    Operations Business Partner

Facilitators

  • Vannia Hnatiuk

    GDG Cloud Edmonton | WTM Ambassador

    Data Analyst

  • Shaimaa Abbas

    Government of Alberta

    GDG organizer - WTM Ambassador - System Analyst -

  • Ndidi Obinwanne

    University of Alberta

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Devipriya Raju

    Vector Institute AI Scholarship Recipient

    ML Researcher with a focus in Medical Imaging(CV) and NLP

  • Siting Wang

    University of Alberta

    Student

  • Sanju Xaviar

    University of Alberta

    PhD student

  • Shreya Nandiraju

Partners

Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN) logo

Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN)

Alberta Innovates logo

Alberta Innovates

Edmonton Global logo

Edmonton Global

Edmonton Unlimited logo

Edmonton Unlimited

Dev Edmonton Society logo

Dev Edmonton Society

Technology Alberta logo

Technology Alberta

Women In AI Canada logo

Women In AI Canada

AltaML logo

AltaML

Google logo

Google

Amii logo

Amii

Women Techmakers logo

Women Techmakers

NeurAlbertaTech logo

NeurAlbertaTech

Big Guy Photography logo

Big Guy Photography

Organizers

  • Xinli Cai

    Canadian Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation

    GDG Organizer

  • Rohan Saha

    Event & Technical

  • Vannia Hnatiuk

    GDG Cloud Edmonton

    GDG Organizer