Programs & Education

WICT’s response to COVID-19:

We continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19, and look to the WHO, CDC and local authorities for guidance. Programs dates, content and attendance capacity may shift to accommodate virtual formats or safe physical distancing. We will provide any necessary updates as they become available.

Updates below are current as of January 5, 2021.

Please visit our summary of the industry’s response to the pandemic here.


  • Betsey Magness Graduate Institute
    • This program is exclusively for BMLI Alumnae.
    • BMGI will take place on November 18-19, 2021 at The Four Seasons in Baltimore, MD.
  • Betsy Magness Leadership Institute
    • Classes 42 & 43 – Sessions held virtually through January 2021. Later 2021 sessions tentatively planned for in-person.
    • Classes 43 & 44 – One-week orientation will take place from August 29 – September 3, 2021 (Class 44) and September 12-17, 2021 (Class 45) in Greensboro, NC. Classes 43 & 44 will also have four, two-day sessions: November 17-18, 2021 (Baltimore, MD) and January 2022, March 2022 and May 2022. Various dates and locations. 
  • Executive Development Series
    • The Spring session of Executive Leadership Presence will be held virtually and run from April 6-9, 2021.
    • The Fall session of Executive Leadership Presence will be held on November 3-4, 2021 in San Diego, CA. 
    • The Fall session of Leading With Power & Authenticity will be held on November 3-5, 2021 in San Diego, CA.
  • Leadership Conference – Part of the cable industry’s Diversity Week   
    • The WICT Leadership Conference will be held on October 4-5, 2021 in New York, NY. 
  • Rising Leaders Program
    • There will be four RLP sessions offered in 2021:
      • April 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2021 (Virtual)
      • October 17-22, 2021 (La Jolla, CA)
      • November 14-19, 2021 (Fernandina Beach, FL)
    • All in-person sessions will run from Sunday evening – Friday.  
  • Senior Executive Summit
    • This year’s program at Stanford GSB will be an abbreviated virtual program. 
    • SES will take place on March 10-11, 2021 (Half-days Wednesday – Thursday). 
  • Signature Luncheon
    • This year’s event will take place on August 5, 2021, at The Plaza Hotel, New York. 
  • Tech It Out
    • WICT Global is partnering with the WICT Southern California Chapter to present the 2021 Tech It Out event. The date is TBA. 
  • Touchstones Luncheon
    • Since the 2020 Leadership Conference went virtual, we have decided to move last year’s Touchstones Luncheon to the WICT Signature Luncheon on August 5, 2021, at The Plaza Hotel, New York. As is our custom, we will recognize the 2020 Women of the Year and Women to Watch honorees during the program. 
    • The 2021 Touchstones Luncheon will take place during Diversity Week on Monday, October 4, at the Marriott Marquis, New York. 
  • Webinars
    • The WICT team is adding virtual opportunities to the calendar on an ongoing basis.
  • Women’s TechConnect
    • This program will be held from Fall 2021 – Fall 2022. More information to follow. 

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