Athena Events and Programs

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Athena hosts over 50 programs a year on topics from soft skills to cutting-edge technology. Featuring renowned industry leaders, experts and entrepreneurs, each unique Athena program is strategically designed to foster career advancement and leadership development. Connected leaders and current topics collide to create a lineup of can't-miss programs!  

Don't miss these upcoming events!


 Technology Special Interest Group (TSIG) Presents | User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) Workshop

Good product design can mean the difference between a wildly successful product versus one that stays on the shelf.  Key elements of good product design include user interface and user experience (UI/UX), but how much influence do they really have?
Key take-aways from this workshop include:

  • The role of UI/UX in influencing the design of outstanding products
  • How to take advantage of a growing career discipline and the skills and talent required
  • UI/UX differences for a digital product and a physical product
  • Pros and cons of market research and design research
Date/Time Thursday, October 4 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Qualcomm, Building S Cafe | 5535 Morehouse Drive
Cost $20 Members, $40 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
  Learn More and Register

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 Associate Special Interest Group (ASIG) Presents | Annual MentorFest Event

Athena's MentorFest Series sets the stage for an evening where emerging leaders convene to accelerate their career development by learning the success strategies and philosophies of STEM leaders. ASIG's flagship mentoring program - hosted against the Oktoberfest backdrop - will feature 9 esteemed mentors to explore the fast track approaches around goal setting, establishing a personal brand, and how best to demonstrate your talent and influence.

The value of Athena’s MentorFest is its intimate mentor-to-mentee ratio, therefore registration is capped. Register today if you’re ready to launch your career with a winning strategy.

Date/Time Thursday, October 11 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Latham & Watkins | 12670 High Bluff Drive, San Diego
Cost $15 Members, $35 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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 Save the Date | LSIG "Inclusive Leadership" Panel

The Life Science Special Interest Group (LSIG) Committee is in the final stages of confirming the "Inclusive Leadership" panel. Details and registration will be posted here soon.

Date/Time Thursday, October 18 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Thermo Fisher Scientific | 5823 Newton Drive, Carlsbad
Cost $20 Members, $40 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code


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Save the Date | 2018 Members-Only Holiday Party

Jingle and mingle with food and beverage during Athena's final program of the year, our annual Members-Only Holiday Party. Join us for great food, conversation, networking and frivolity as we thank you for being a valued part of our community. More details to come!

Date/Time Thursday, December 13 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location TBD
Cost This one's on us, members!