WITcon 2019

21 Aug 2019, 9:30am-3:00pm

Memorial Theatre (SU MT228), Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand Map

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VUWWIT (Victoria University of Wellington Women in Tech) exists to create a space for women and gender diverse voices in STEM. We connect students to industry by running networking events and sharing job and internship opportunities. We also organise social events to build our community.

WITcon is a conference designed to bring students and industry together to discuss technical and social topics surrounding STEM.

WITcon 2019 is brought to you by Catalyst IT, Flux Federation, FNZ, Integration Works and ZX Security, with support from Xero, Pik Pok, InternetNZ, Thankyou Payroll and BNZ.

Follow the Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/986044058257197/ and get more information on our website: https://womenintech.nz/witcon


9:30am Check-in, t-shirt & bag collection, coffee
10:00am Welcome: Sonja Randhawa
10:15am Keynote: Chansocheata Poum - Factors Affecting Women Engagement in Technology in Developing Countries @socheatapoum
10:45am Alix Klingenberg - BFFs with BFFs: Backends for Frontends API Design @evolutionises
11:10am Kirita Escott - A Beginner's Guide to Postgraduate Study at Vic @kiritaescott
11:35am Nadine Finlay - Using Data Storytelling to Solve Business Problems @finlay_nadine
12:00pm Silver Sponsor plugs
12:10pm Lunch at Hunter Lounge
1:00pm Karah Sutton - From Shout-outs to Call-outs: Developing a Marketing Strategy @Karahdactyl
1:25pm Kai Yin Davidson-Khor - The Effect of a 2°C Increase in Temperature on Insect-Borne Disease Prevalence @KY_can_fly
1:50pm Amber Craig - Returning to our wai @amscraig
2:15pm Panel with Gold Sponsors - Ian White, Hayley Mapley, Philippa Dawe, Siva Yuvaraj, Kate Hyndman
2:45pm Closing words: Aleisha Amohia
3:00pm Finish & Happy Hour at Hunter Lounge

Ticket prices

Early bird prices are available for the first WEEK of sales (1 July to 7 July).
From 8 July, prices will increase to standard prices, so get in quick!
If you buy 4 tickets, the 5th ticket will be discounted by 10%!

Ticket sponsorship

We have a limited number of tickets available for those who need financial assistance, thanks to our sponsors. We never want money to be a barrier for learning and engaging in this industry. Please email us at vuwwit@gmail.com if this applies to you.

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Ticket type

Prices are in NZD.

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Conference swag bags and t-shirts

We will be providing conference swag bags for all attendees. The bags are custom WITcon19 tote bags and will contain a VUWWIT sticker, merch from our great sponsors, and a notebook and pen. Please indicate on this form if you would like to OPT OUT of receiving a bag.

We are also selling WITcon19 tshirts! Please indicate on this form if you would like to pre-order a tshirt and we will email you a pre-order form to get your order details. The tshirts can then be picked up at the conference.


Photos and videos will be taken during the event and uploaded to VUWWIT's social media channels and website. There will be stickers at the registration table for you to wear to indicate that you DO NOT want photos and videos taken of you. We also ask that, if you do not want to be in photos and videos, please kindly sit on the edge seats of the theatre to make our photographer's job easier.