Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology® (GETT) began as a one-day conference in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 2001 as a response to the under-representation of young women in the computer and information technology fields.
Since that time, the GETT Expo has expanded its geographical footprint to include students from all around Southeastern Pennsylvania and now showcases the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
In addition, the GETT program has grown to include exciting STEM experiences for girls throughout the year.
GETT is driven by the volunteer efforts of numerous public, private and educational organizations, along with public and private investments. GETT is an initiative of the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG), a regional industry partnership under the Chester County Economic Development Council.
ITAG brings together private employers, educators, and public partners to build a stronger, more competitive tech industry through youth career exploration, professional educational events, training grants, and networking.
ITAG’s mission is to promote Information Technology, Communications, and Technological Processes to all companies and individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania as a means to become more effective in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace.
The Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology ® (GETT) Expo is an annual event for girls in grades 5-10, along with their parents and educators, to learn more about career opportunities in a broad scope of STEM related industries. The day is filled with exciting and enlightening experiences including hands-on activities lead by successful women in STEM fields.
Please email Tracey Oberholtzer with details.
Registration opens Wednesday September 4th.
There are two ticket types available for the event, “Student” and “Adult”. You will be asked to select a designated arrival time for each ticket. Your tickets will only be honored for entrance to GETT at the arrival time that you have selected. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in respecting the arrival time that you have selected.
Avoid getting stuck in line! Your printed ticket will allow you a fast pass entrance and you/the participant will get to enjoy the expo sooner.
Due to the generous donations and support from our sponsors, we are able offer GETT as a free event to all students.
Adults will be charged a fee of $10 to attend, to help us offset event costs and keep this event free for the girls!
Yes, pre-registration is required for admittance. Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the event. Pre-registration is required in order to ensure that we do not exceed building capacity in efforts to create the most safe, comfortable and successful experience for everyone in attendance. Remember, you will only be admitted to GETT at the time designated on your ticket (as per your selection in your registration).
Yes. When registration is full, you will be prompted to add your name to the waitlist. If tickets become available, you will be notified via email with further instructions as to how to claim your tickets.
Girls in grades 5-10 are invited to attend. Parents and educators are also encouraged to attend with their girls to learn more about the Expo Companies, STEM careers and fantastic STEM based programs and experiences available to your girls.
All GETT attendees must be pre-registered and ticketed for a designated timed entrance.
Since the goal of this event is to get girls interested in STEM careers, we ask that families refrain from bringing siblings younger/older than grades 5-10.
Upon registering online, an electronic copy of your timed ticket will be sent to your email. Please either print and bring the ticket with you, or be prepared to show the ticket on your mobile phone at the registration table the day of GETT at your designated entrance time.
Presenting your ticket when you arrive will expedite the check-in process.
Please arrive at GETT at the time you selected (displayed on your ticket) to allow for a smooth check-in process. Attendees who arrive more than one half hour from the scheduled time may need to wait until the next available timeslot.
The Philly Expo Center and Fairgrounds are located at 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456. There is ample free parking available on-site.
Parents/chaperones are encouraged to stay at the event with their students to ensure their safety. However, as the waiver on the event registration states: Participation in the Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology ® (GETT) Event is at your own risk.
Organizers, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, injury or other liability resulting in your own student’s participation in the GETT Event on October 26th, 2024.
Please take into consideration the age/maturity of your daughter before dropping her off as our event volunteers are not responsible for the supervision of the girls at this event.
The Expo includes tables staffed by women from STEM based companies, organizations and educational institutions designed to showcase careers in STEM.
Each table features a fantastic hands-on STEM activity!
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the on-site food court.