Host a Global Marathon Watch Party

The Global Marathon is a wonderful opportunity to bring together colleagues, peers, and friends to network, discuss, and learn from the ideas and information presented each week.

Benefits of Hosting a Watch Party

  • Share a unique experience with others who care about the future of women in engineering and technology.

  • Stimulate fascinating group discussions.

  • Network with your colleagues.

  • Bring together multi-generational and multi-disciplinary colleagues from across your organization.

  • Register your party and be entered to win a weekly drawing for a $100 gift card

How to Plan a Watch Party 

1. Decide which week(s) you’ll host a watch party. Check out the 2020 Global Marathon speakers and schedule to help you decide!

2. Register your watch party to be automatically entered into our weekly drawing. The drawing begins on Thursday, March 5th and ends on Thursday, April 2nd. Each week one lucky Watch Party organizer will win a $100 gift card they can use to purchase drinks and food for their event. Winners will be notified by email.  

3. Find a location large enough for your group (ex: conference room in a local library or business) that has Wi-Fi and a TV with an HDMI connection (or a projector, speakers, and a projection screen). Reserve as far in advance as possible.

4. Invite others to attend. Request that they RSVP at least a few days ahead of the event so that you know the number of people expected.

5. Plan food and/or drinks. It can be as simple as coffee, tea, water. You can also consider light snacks, lunch, or dessert.

6. Coordinate with an IT expert ahead of time to be sure that: the technology works, there are no firewall issues, and you can project the Global Marathon on a screen. Download the tech prep guide for Watch Party Leaders. 

7. Review our list of questions to keep the conversation going. 

8. Share pictures of your watch party and join the conversation at #GlobalMarathon on Twitter and Instagram.

9. Thank your guests and announce any plans for your upcoming watch party.

Registration for the 2020 Global Marathon: coming soon!

Registration is required to access the sessions and will be available at when it opens. We also encourage you to ask your guests to register as well. Each registrant receives access to all Global Marathon sessions on-demand, links to helpful DiscoverE resources, and the ability to connect with other attendees.