As we posted before, this event is being organized in conjunction with Tech Ed so if you have a ticket for Tech Ed - this is a free event. You need only to login to Comnet to add the event to your list.
If you don't have a ticket to Tech Ed you are still welcome to attend. You need to register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and each ticket will cost you $80.
The evening will be hosted by Helen Robinson the General Manager of Microsoft New Zealand and our keynote Speaker will be Eileen Brown who has conducted research around Women in Technology which has been presented at Tech Ed in Orlando. After the keynote there will be a panel discussion which offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panel. This will be followed by discussion and networking for the remainder of the evening.
The agenda for the evening is:
7:30pm – registration and room opens – Entree’s on table with drinks
8:00pm - Evening Introduction – Helen Robinson
8:05pm – Keynote – Eileen Brown
8:25pm – dinner served
9:00pm - Panelist introductions
9:15pm – Q&A Hosted by Eileen
9:45pm – Drinks and networking
10:00pm - Official close (aka head over to Bar3 for further discussion)
There will be a wide variety of women at the event from deep technical to marketing and management. The evening is not intended to silo your career aspirations but to broaden your thinking about what is possible for women in the technology industry today.
I'm still confirming one panelist, but here are the panelists we do know about:
Hayley Smith - .Net User Group leader Hamilton
Eileen Brown - Messaging and Mobility Evangelist, Microsoft UK
Sonia Yoshioka-Carroll - Technology Marketing, Eloquent Communications
Helen Robinson - General Manager, Microsoft New Zealand
Other related posts:
Registrations open for Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2010
Connect with your local .Net user groups
Microsoft Tech.Ed Online: Office and UC