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2017 Women, Innovation and Leadership Conference

When: June 7, 2017
Check-in: 8:30am - 9:00am | Conference: 9:00am
Where: Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, Ohio  43081
United States

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In partnership with Otterbein University, WELD will be conducting its annual national leadership conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

The conference will be hosted, at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio (Columbus). With the unveiling this fall of the new STEAM Innovation Center, The Point, the theme of this year's conference is innovation. This all-day event will begin with a keynote presentation and breakout sessions will follow for the remainder of the day.

For the first time this year, the conference will feature “Full STEAM Ahead,” a girls’ track for young women grades 6-12. The young attendees will join the women in the morning for the keynote panel before breaking off to engage in an interactive STEAM-based leadership program. During the day, the girls will collaborate in teams on social innovation projects through hands-on, creative experiences in Otterbein’s robotics, engineering, 3D printing, art, and computer studios. At the end of a day’s work, they will have the opportunity to present their projects to conference participants at the inaugural Full Steam Ahead Showcase and Reception. The girls’ track is free!

For more information about the girls’ track, please click here.

Click here to view Leadership Conference Brochure.  

Conference Registration Information


Check In, Breakfast & Networking: 8:30am-9:00am

Program: 9:00am-4:30pm

Networking & Reception: 4:45pm-6:30pm (hosted at The Point at Otterbein)

Registration Rates

Early bird discount: Save $25 off of the rates below by registering before April 28th!

Member Rate: $175

Non-Member Rate: $200

Students: $75*

Registration closes at 5:00PM on May 26th!


Donate a scholarship to a deserving graduate of the Dress For Success Professional Women's Group, The Latina Mentoring Academy, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Scholars, New Directions Career Center, United Way of Central Ohio's E3 program participants, The Women's Center for Economic Opportunity and the YWCA program participants.

Special Membership Rates

Breakout Session Sponsors will have the opportunity to purchase or extend a Business Level WELD Membership for one year at only $100 (savings of $49!)

Patrons and General Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase or extend an Individual WELD Membership for one year at only $100 (savings of $25!)

Contact Mindy Koenig at to take advantage of these opportunities.

*There is no early bird discount on student tickets. Those wishing for student rates must be full-time students and submit documentation to Mindy Koenig at


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