Networking & Special Events

Affinity Group Meet-Up Rooms 

The networking lounge gives attendees the ability to connect with Affinity Group. SWE’s Affinity Groups (AGs) include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) AGs along with Business and Interests (BI) AGs. The lounge will have networking time and content provided by the AGs and partners. This partnership provides organizations with a unique backdrop for connecting with attendees in a high-traffic, “go-to” space. 

AG members who are interested in hosting a meet-up during WE22 should speak directly with their AG lead. The method to sign-up to host a meet-up will be communicated to AG leads in July 2022. All sign-ups must go through the appropriate AG lead. 

AGs may also lead meet-ups on the WE22 virtual platform, however, these sessions will not take place during the in-person meetings.

Rainbow Room

There will be a Rainbow Room at WE22 to offer a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals. SWE will continue to offer a larger room to each of the broader Affinity Group types (one room for Business Interests and one for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), however, SWE recognizes that the LGBTQ+  group, in particular, is more vulnerable and needs a safe space.

Committee Meet-up & Committee Dinner

All members of SWE committees, boards, and Affinity Groups are invited to attend this meet-up and dinner. The first two hours are an opportunity to meet with your committee members, prospective members, and those in other committees. The final hour is for dinner, introductions, and a moment of appreciation and recognition. This event is by invite only. Invitations will be issued by email in early September to committee chairs and coordinators, who will then pass the invites on directly to their members. Registration is due by Oct. 1, 2022. The registration link will be shared via the email invite in advance.