WoTech Summer Camp

August 1-2, 2024

This overnight experience for women offers an incredible speaker lineup and a dynamic group of female leaders, business owners, and change-makers.  Attendees will have the chance to engage in two days of professional development mixed with a refreshing blend of outdoor adventure, team building, and socials in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

WoTech Summer Camp

August 1-2, 2024
at The Preserve at Crooked Run, Fincastle
presented by Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council

What is WoTech Summer Camp?

A two-day leadership retreat designed by women in technology for women in technology. Hear from a variety of subject matter experts, skilled and inspirational keynotes and various professionals in the field of STEM present on relevant topics for leaders and professionals eager to excel in their career and community.  

WoTech Summer Camp exists as an annual leadership retreat to bring together the women in technology (technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists and innovators) who are driving the tech-based economy. The two-day camp unveils cutting-edge programming from subject matter experts in an atmosphere that fosters collaboration and connection.

Summer Camp is powered by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s women in technology “WoTech” committee. WoTech exists to champion and celebrate women and diversity in the Roanoke and New River Valley’s growing tech community. Each initiative aims to support and connect women working in technology in any season through mentoring, education, networking, and events. In addition to an annual leadership retreat, WoTech curates unique monthly and quarterly events including Morning Jolt, Lunch and Learn, and Power Hour.

Agenda

Thursday, August 1

  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am: Arrival & Check-in in the Grand Lodge
  • 10:00 am – 10:15 am: RBTC Welcome to Summer Camp!
  • 10:15 am – 11:45 am: Interactive Keynote with Anna Hall
  • 11:45 pm – 12:15 pm: Lunch & Learn with Anna Hall
  • 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Anna Hall — Guiding Lights
  • 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Break
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Less Talk More Action: How to Amplify Inclusive Teaming with Kimberley Parsons
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Group Celebration & Day 1 Wrap-up
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Cabin guests check-in and day guests departure
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Evening Dinner & Campfire Social for overnight attendees

Friday, August 2

  • Sunrise Yoga with a Stellar View (optional)
  • 9:00 am – 9:45 am: Breakfast & Morning Kick-Off with Katie Beach
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am: Breakfast & Morning Kick-Off with Anna Hall
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm: Fireside Chat with Amy Bayse: You Snooze, You Lose Win
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Closing & Group Exploration

Optional On-Site Activities

Stick around to explore The Preserve at Crooked Run after the conference wraps up!

  • Hiking & Trail Running
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Infinity Pool & Lounge
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Shopping in the General Store
  • Guided Fishing Experience*
  • Clay Target Shooting on The Orvis-Designed Sporting Clays Course*

*Requires advanced booking.

Accommodations

The Preserve at Crooked Run
1356 Camp Fincastle Lane
Fincastle, VA 24090

Enjoy unique lodging for groups in charming cabins, cottages and suites nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at The Preserve at Crooked Run. The beautiful lodging facilities can collectively sleep 30 attendees in individual beds.  Beds are limited and first come first served. 

A unique part of this amazing weekend retreat is getting to know other women at a conference that is all about busting through barriers. This is a cozy “summer camp” type of experience! You are going to share space with other attendees in upscale cabins, cottages, and houses at The Preserve at Crooked Run (see what we mean). If you have questions or concerns about sharing an upscale cabin or cottage, please reach out to our committee or consider attending with a two-day pass.

Tickets

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Anna Hall WoTech Summer Camp speaker

Anna Hall
Chief Purpose Officer & Purpose Activation Guide
The Purpose Equation

When purpose is ignited, humans experience improved health, well-being, resilience and clarity about who they are and WHY they are motivated to engage in life. We will identify and teach how to leverage innate purpose activation tools that improve confidence and motivation to live life in our most authentic, powerful state of mind, body and spirit.

Kimberley Lewis Parsons WoTech Summer Camp speaker

Kimberley Lewis Parsons
Chief Executive Officer
Bamboo Teaming

Kimberley Parsons is the CEO of Bamboo Teaming, a company dedicated to coaching leadership teams to work better together. With deep experience in technology and talent development, Kimberley has led high-stakes business initiatives and developed differential investment leadership programs. As a team consultant and executive coach specializing in team effectiveness, she has helped leaders from various industries increase their impact and results. 

Katie Beach WoTech Summer Camp speaker

Katie Beach
Speaker | Trainer | Coach
Katie Beach Consulting

Katie Beach has over 20 years of experience working with teams and developing leaders. With a diverse background in Division I athletics, healthcare, career services, and economic development, Katie has a unique range of perspectives to draw from while inspiring leaders. As an executive and leadership coach, Katie has a strong ability to create motion and momentum in others and her high energy engages groups both large and small.

Amy Bayse WoTech Summer Camp speaker

Amy Bayse
Vice President of Sales & Professional Services
Northwinds Technology Solutions

Amy provides leadership for NorthWinds’ Sales & Professional Services division, which includes Sales & Account Management, Implementation Consulting, Project Management, Configuration, Training, Data Migration, Documentation, and Integration Services. She brings more than 20 years of benefits, implementation, and healthcare management experience.

Sponsors

Botetourt County logo
Katie Beach Consulting Logo
City of Roanoke logo

Partnership Opportunities

2024 WoTech Annual Pass

Join the WoTech Village with an Annual All Access Pass! Pay once and have access to all WoTech events in 2024 including Lunch and Learn, Power Hour, and Morning Jolt.  All annual pass holders receive a welcome gift of official member swag, access to member-only events and socials, exclusive perks at WoTech Summer Camp and a WoTech t-shirt. Available for purchase for 2024 events only.

Non-Member Price: $ 150

Member Price: $ 110

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WoTech Series Sponsor

RBTC’s Women in Technology (WoTech) exists to champion and celebrate women and diversity in our region’s growing tech community. Supporting this village allows us to continue to connect women working in tech in any season through mentoring, education, networking, and events at a low cost.

  • Logo visibility at event and all pre-event promotions with a hyperlink to site.
  • Sponsor pass to attend WoTech events at no charge (excludes annual conference).

Non-Member Price: $ 4,500

Member Price: $ 4,000

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WoTech Leadership Retreat Experience Sponsor

  • Logo visibility on digital promotions, website, social media, newsletter
  • Logo visibility at on-site event and at activity station
  • Design and curate an experience station with unique branding and name

Non-Member Price: $ 2,000

Member Price: $ 1,500

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WoTech Leadership Retreat Supporter

  • Logo visibility on digital promotions, website, social media, newsletter
  • Logo visibility at on-site event and cabins
  • Company mention in attendee newsletters leading up to event
  • Stage time. One speaker intro with company spotlight

Non-Member Price: $ 3,500

Member Price: $ 3,000

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WoTech Leadership Retreat Village Builder

  • Logo visibility on digital promotions, website, social media
  • Logo visibility at event in main meeting area and respective station + unique station name 

Non-Member Price: $ 1,000

Member Price: $ 750

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WoTech Event Sponsor

RBTC’s Women in Technology (WoTech) exists to champion and celebrate women and diversity in our region’s growing tech community. Supporting this village allows us to continue to connect women working in tech in any season through mentoring, education, networking, and events at a low cost.

  • Logo visibility at event and all pre-event promotions with a hyperlink to site.
  • Sponsor pass to attend specific sponsored WoTech event at no charge (excludes annual conference).

Non-Member Price: $ 2,000

Member Price: $ 1,500

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WoTech Leadership Retreat Title Sponsor

  • Logo visibility on digital promotions, website, social media, newsletter
  • Logo visibility at on-site event and all cabins
  • Stage time. Welcome & event kick off with company spotlight
  • One complimentary ticket to attend + overnight accommodations

Non-Member Price: $ 7,500

Member Price: $ 7,500

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