Tech Author Clive Thompson to Keynote 2022 Women in IT Conference; Registration Extended

The Walton College of Executive Education and the Department of Information Systems at the U of A Sam M. Walton College of Business are hosting the 2022 Women in IT Virtual Conference. The ‘Hack the Journey’ conference will be hosted virtually via Socio on Wednesday April 13 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Conference registration also includes on-demand access to sessions after April 13. The annual Women in IT Conference is an opportunity to connect and network with a diverse group of women in information technology.

Award-winning science and technology journalist and author Clive Thompson has been named the keynote speaker.


Thompson specializes in writing about technology and its new developments and everyday usage. His work appears in Wired, The New York Times and Smithsonian magazines. He is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better and Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World. In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson discusses how modern technology makes us smarter and better connected. In Coders, he examines computer programmers and their culture.

The virtual conference focuses on building and strengthening the community of diverse women in IT from Arkansas and beyond. Participants network with others in their field while learning the latest IT trends and what women need to know to stay ahead. The conference is open to the general public and the campus community. Pre-registration is required. The deadline is April 8.

Tickets cost $250 for the general public, and complimentary registration is available for students and
educators. For group registrations and for conference sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected].

The 2022 Women in IT Conference sponsors include ConocoPhillips, Acxiom, ArcBest, paloalto Networks, and more.

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