The Leadership Academy Summit is an outstanding opportunity to launch, or rejuvenate, your journey as a leader. We have been hard at work to bring you a top-notch live virtual event, with an inspiring keynote, engaging breakout sessions, and opportunities to personally connect with engineering alumni and industry leaders. This event is open to ALL engineering students, engineering alumni, industry partners, and COE staff & faculty.

Due to continued COVID-19 challenges in our community and state, as well as to increase accessibility for all, the 2021 Summit will be held in a virtual format from October 25-28, 2021. Attendance on every day of the event is not required, but we encourage engaging as much as you are able!

Information about how to connect to the Virtual Summit will be provided in advance of the event.


*It is not required that you attend all sessions on all the dates and times, though we encourage you to engage as much as you are able! On the event registration, you can select the dates and sessions that you are most interested in attending.*

Monday, October 25

6-7 pm: Welcome and Opening Keynote

Tuesday, October 26

4-7 pm, Breakout Sessions

  • 4 pm: Brad Hermanson, PE, PMP, President of Hermanson Consulting Company, LLC & Todd Hermanson, retired Tigard High School drama director, improvisational comedian
  • 5 pm: Alexandrea Beh, software engineer at Mentor Collective, & Nicole Lewey, software engineer at Garmin
  • 6 pm: Nico Varela, PE, Mechanical Engineer at Portland General Electric

Wednesday, October 27

4-7 pm, Breakout Sessions

  • 4 pm: Sydney Forbes, CEO and Co-Founder of Tonsil Tech
  • 5 pm: Peter Wilkinson, Immersive Programs Coordinator at OSU Office of Community Engagement & Leadership
  • 6 pm: Subisha Sundaram, President of Engineering Student Council

Thursday, October 28

5-6:30 pm: Virtual Networking Session via Remo Networking Platform