Power skills has become the new soft skills as reported by Udemy Business in its 2022 Workplace Learning Trends Report and many others in the corporate world. These skills are related to leadership, effective communication, critical thinking, problem solving, productivity, and career management. Power skills are vital to succeed in today’s dynamic business ecosystem and changing workplace that utilizes remote and hybrid work models. Innovation stands on the support of these power skills and allows for advancement both personally and professionally. This conference will equip you with the knowledge about how to master these power skills and use them to create innovative solutions in your field.

Note: Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and speaker registration.

Submission Guidelines

All prospective proposers must submit an Abstract Submission Form. If accepted, the Abstract section will be included in the conference Program book. The form requires the submission of an extended abstract as a PDF document. Extended Abstract is limited to 1-3 pages (2MB limit) which includes the 150-words Abstract. We highly recommend the use of the provided template.

I. Introduction
II. Discussion
III. Conclusion
References (As Necessary)

Extended Abstracts are NOT eligible for IEEE Xplore publication. If you are submitting a full paper for publication, if accepted additional instructions will be provided.

Workshops are generally hands-on sessions facilitated by leaders. Special sessions are specially designed to include panel discussions from leading subject matter experts covering a specialized topic of interest suitable for program.

Abstract Submission Form – CLOSED

Downloadable Template

Key DatesDeadlines
Abstract Submission DeadlineJune 28, 2023
General Registration OpensJuly 7, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline ExtensionJuly 12, 2023
Speaker Notice of AcceptanceAugust 30, 2023
Speaker Registration DeadlineSeptember 15, 2023
Early Registration DeadlineSeptember 15, 2023
Forum CommencementOctober 26, 2023
Career Fair October 27, 2023
Forum ConclusionOctober 28, 2023

Suggested Topics

  • Leadership Development
  • Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Retention
  • Mental Wellness
  • Financial Management
  • Young Professionals and Early Career
  • Career Management and Transitions
  • Innovation & Emerging Technologies
  • Degrees, Certifications, and P.E. Licenses
  • Personal Brand and Effective Communication

Examples of Titles for Presentation, Workshops & Special Sessions (Panel)

  • Navigating Workplace Challenges as a Woman Engineer
  • Overcoming Gender Bias in the Workplace
  • Supporting Women in Engineering through Mentorship and Sponsorship
  • Building a Supportive Culture: Engaging Male Allies in Advancing Women in Engineering
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering: Best Practices and Strategies for Effecting Change
  • Building Resilience: Strategies for Coping with Imposter Syndrome and Burnout
  • Effective Negotiation Techniques for Women Engineers
  • Bridging the Confidence Gap: Strategies for Women to Speak Up and Lead with Authority
  • Addressing Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Emerging Fields of Engineering