WE22 FAQs

Houston, Texas is close to a major international airport and within driving distance for many attendees in the greater region. Please visit the convention center website directly for information about parking and transportation.

WE22 will be held October 20-22, 2022 both in person at the George R. Brown Convention Center and virtually. 

The Convention Center is located at 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010.

Registration for faculty advisors is provided on a complimentary basis for faculty advisors who bring five or more students to Annual Conference. Individuals may use the promo code FACULTYWE22 at registration.

SWE is not requiring that children under the age of 12 show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination.

All attendees will be granted access to the WE22 virtual platform (which will contain live networking and meet-ups, speed networking and all pre-recorded sessions) several days prior to the start of the Annual Conference on October 20.

The WE22 Career Fair will be in-person only. While there will not be a virtual career fair option, there will still be ways for WE22 attendees to engage with potential employers virtually. 

All attendees are strongly encouraged to upload their resume to the SWE Career Center and flag it as “attending WE22”; all exhibitors will have access to this resume pool and will actively reach out to individuals with whom they wish to speak or interview.

While there will not be a virtual career fair for WE22, there are still ways for WE22 attendees to engage with potential employers virtually. 

All attendees are strongly encouraged to upload their resume to the SWE Career Center and flag it as “attending WE22”; all exhibitors will have access to this resume pool and will actively reach out to individuals with whom they wish to speak or interview.

We are unable to accommodate special meals at our sit-down collegiate luncheons, however, we will have options available that are Gluten-Free and Vegetarian/Vegan (no dairy). SWE does collect dietary restriction information for special event meals. No beef or seafood will be served.

All speakers are required to record their session prior to WE22 and present in person. There will be no invitations for virtual-only participation. Speakers will record their sessions on the Hopin platform and there will be no recording of sessions or uploading them outside of the platform. 

Accepted speakers who confirm participation in a WE22 session will receive various WE22 speaker resources, including the WE Speaker Orientation, a WE22 PPT template, and content outline, and branded Zoom backgrounds to use while recording sessions.

The WE22 app will be available for download in September 2022.

The WE22 Collegiate Section President housing is generously supported by SWE and organizations that employ engineers and technologists. 

FY23 Collegiate Section Presidents may opt-in for WE22 Collegiate Section President Housing during WE22 Registration.

This special promotion allows our FY23 Collegiate Section Presidents to receive a significant discount towards accommodations for four nights—Wednesday, October 19 – Saturday, October 22, departing Sunday, October 23—at the Hilton Americas Hotel, Houston, TX. 

To receive this benefit, FY23 Collegiate Section Presidents must sign-up and pay the $100 fee through registration by Sept. 10, 2022. This rate is a steep discount off the regular price for a four-night hotel stay. SWE will cover the remainder of the room and tax charges.

All those who sign up for this benefit must be verified as FY23 Collegiate Section Presidents to be eligible. At time of check-in, FY23 Collegiate Section Presidents must show a valid form of identification and place a credit card on file for incidental charges. 

Information for Collegiate Section Presidents: 

  • The room will be a standard king or queen/queen. 

  • You will not be sharing with another Collegiate Section President. 

  • The amount due for Collegiate Section Presidents will be $25.00 per night flat fee that totals $100 for four nights. Participants cannot opt to select only a portion of the four-night stay. 

  • Hotel confirmation information will be sent by late September 2022.

SWE works to ensure that we are responding to all special needs and disability support services requested to the best of our ability. 

For in-person attendees at WE22, SWE will provide mobility scooters on-site, ensure the facility is accessible and can provide CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) service upon request. Requests must be submitted by Sept. 15, 2022, to guarantee facilitation.  

For the virtual WE22 conference, SWE will use a mobile-friendly platform with easy navigation, as well as provide closed captioning for all recorded and major sessions. Most sessions on the virtual platform will be pre-recorded and available to engage with according to the viewer’s own schedule. Each year, SWE works to ensure that the Annual Conference website is ADA compliant to the best of our ability. Outside of this, however, SWE is not in the position to provide in-person assistance to virtual attendees.

SWE’s credit card processor for WE22 registration does does not accept most credit cards from Nigeria. This is out of SWE’s control and is in the hands of the credit card processor.

A Nigerian resident may register by: phone, email or onsite.

If you are from Nigeria and planning to attend WE22, please email SWE@xpressreg.net and ask for an early-bird registration to be created for you to pay onsite with cash. You may also register by calling 774-247-4026.