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Checkout these Chicago events and activities to learn about the different paths, skills, and education that might prepare your child for a career as a technologist. A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education outlines many other ways to talk about tech careers with your kids.

1) {WISTEM} C5 Showcase, 10/9/17 

For people interested in women entrepreneurs, hosted by WiSTEM.

“Celebrate thirteen amazing woman entrepreneurs who have spent 12 weeks of hard work, grit, and passion in the 5th WiSTEM cohort. Hear them pitch their businesses to the Chicago community.”

2) Topics in STEMinism CIRTLCast: Women in STEM Careers Panel (free online event) 10/18/17

Free, for women, sponsored by CIRTL Network.

“Hear from women in STEM in various stages of career. Weekly Wednesday meetings (1-2pm) cover topics in STEMinism series examines the various ways in which social and cultural contexts shape the experiences of women in male-dominated STEM fields.”

3) ACT-W, 10/19/17-10/20/17 

For women and minorities, sponsored by ChickTech.

“Hosted by ChickTech, a nonprofit organization committing to increasing the participation of girls and women in Stem, ACT-W is a two day conference of hands-on workshops, speaking sessions, one-on-one coaching.”

Can’t make any of these events? Check out this list of books with tech projects, developed by the Chicago Public Library for the March 2017 Teen Tech Week.

Read the book How to Launch Your Teen’s Career in Technology: A Parent’s Guide to the T in STEM Education  to find other ways to talk to your child about the possibilities of a career as a technologist.