Speaker Resource Center

Thank YOU – as an official rvatech/Speaker, please help us spread the word you are speaking by using our ‘Speaker Promo Toolkit’. Please keep checking this page as timing and other details are subject to change leading up to the conference.

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Promote You’re Speaking:

Simply download the assets you need for promotion on your website, email, newsletter, and social media.

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Event Hashtags: #womenintech #rvatech #rvatechwomen

Please make sure to tag @rvatechcouncil and use these event hashtags in ALL your social media posts to allow for cross-promoting.

Social Media Copy:

We’ve put together a sample to use for your social media posts. Feel free to use this as a start or in its entirety!

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Exciting News! I'm honored to be a presenting speaker at the rvatech/Women in Tech Conference, and I can't wait to see you there! I'll be speaking about [highlight your session content]

Join us for an inspiring day of empowerment, insights, and networking with incredible women in the tech industry. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your journey, this event is your opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with like-minded individuals.

Let's shatter glass ceilings, challenge the status quo, and celebrate the incredible women who are driving innovation in the tech world. Don't miss out! Secure your spot today: https://rvatech.com/rvatech-events/2023-women-in-tech-conference/

Together, we'll pave the way for a more inclusive, diverse, and dynamic tech landscape. See you at the rvatech/ Women in Tech Conference on October 25! 💪 #WomenInTech #RVAtech #Empowerment #DiversityInTech


The Dominion Energy Center is located in downtown Richmond, between 6th and 7th Streets, and Broad and Grace Streets. The Carpenter Theatre entrance is at the corner of 6th Street and Grace Street.

Parking options may be found here:




Each speaker receives a complimentary conference pass. Our team will register you and send a confirmation email once the registration is completed so no need to register yourself.

If you have already paid for your registration, please let us know and we will process a refund.

Check-in & Badge Pick-Up

Check-in at the registration desk when you arrive at The Dominion Energy Center entrance to pick up your badge. There will be a dedicated registration/badge pick-up station in the lobby. Please leave yourself plenty of time to arrive well in advance of your speaking time.

Please keep your cell phone handy during these windows. If you have not checked in at registration within the timeframe above (20 minutes prior to your session), our staff will call or text to locate you.

Schedule and Locations

  • 8:30-9 AM | Registration

  • 9-9:05 AM | Heidi Cook | Carpenter Theater

  • 9:05-9:50AM | Nazzic Keene and Lyn McDermid | Carpenter Theater

  • 10:00-10:45 AM | Christina Smith | Rhythm Hall

  • 10:00-10:45 AM | Belinda McDowell and Shalini Goyal | Carpenter Theater

  • 10:55 - 11:40 AM | Nick Anderson and Ashley Ford | Carpenter Theater

  • 10:55 - 11:40 AM | Ayisha Minter | Rhythm Hall

  • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM | LUNCH

  • 12:45 - 1:30 PM | Amy Braden, Debi Smith, Diane Carnohan, and Stephanie Williams-Hayes | Carpenter Theater

  • 1:40 - 2:25 PM | Tamarah Holmes, Terry Ellis, Amelia De Jesus | Rhythm Hall

  • 1:40 - 2:25 PM | Neera Jain, Jessica Beavers, Allison Boulais, Heather Walker, and Laurie Head | Carpenter Theater

  • 2:30 - 3:15 PM | Dr. Joi Williams, Lessie Oliver-Clark, Dr. Carol Parish, and Khawlah Harasheh | Carpenter Theater

  • 2:30 - 3:15 PM | Tech Startups and Angel Investors | Rhythm Hall

  • 3:25 - 4:25 PM | Keira D'Amato

  • 4:25 - 4:30 PM | Closing Remarks

  • 4:30 - 5:30 PM | Cocktail Hour