Women's and Gender Studies

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Annual Conferences

Our future conferences will be posted soon. Please check back at a later date.

Past Conferences


Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

November 13-15, 2015
Films will be screened throughout the weekend at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC), Colorado College Armstrong Hall, Cornerstone’s Richard F. Celeste Theater, and in Cornerstone's more intimate Film Screening Room. Films will begin Saturday morning at 8:30 and Sunday morning at 9:00.

NWSA Annual Conference: Precarity

November 12-15, 2015
Location: Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

The 2015 conference will open on Thursday, November 12, 2015 with two pre-conferences hosted by the Program Administration and Development and the Women’s Centers Standing Committees.

Massachusetts Conference for Women

December 10, 2015
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

LGBT Leaders 2015-International Leadership Conference

Las Vegas, November 19-22, 2015

The National LGBTQ Task Force

28th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change
January 20-24, 2016 · Hilton Chicago · Chicago, IL

SEWSA Conference

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Rock Hill, SC

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

June 2–4, 2016 • University of Maryland, College Park

The Southern Association for Women Historians

The next SAWH Triennial Conference will be held in 2018.

American Association of University Women National Convention

June 14-17 Washington DC


The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women's Policy Conference
Nov 7th, 2014, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
JFK Presidential Library, Boston

The New England Women's Policy Conference will bring together a diverse cross-section of stakeholders to chart a new policy agenda that will ensure economic security for all women and their families.

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

Nov 7–9th, 2014
Colorado Springs, CO

For more than 25 years, the longest continuous-running North American women's film festival has showcased films by or about women. This year's lineup includes Little White Lie by Lacey Schwartz and work by Emmy nominated Catherine Gund.

Sexualities, States, and Governance

Nov 12th, 2014, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
MIT Campus, the Moore Room, Building 6 Room 321

Bringing together three interdisciplinary and leading edge scholars, this roundtable aims to promote a dialogue on the intimacies of sexuality and the complexities of governance. Historical and ongoing questions of how sexualities are governed, the ways in which conjunctions of sexualities and states are forged and to what effects, as well as considerations of analytical frameworks will guide the discussions.

National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference—Feminist Transgressions, with Keynote Speaker bell hooks

Nov 13–16th, 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico

NWSA's 2014 conference theme, Feminist Transgressions, endeavors to take up the histories, geographies, affective dimensions, and political stakes of various feminist insubordinations in the spaces they occupy: intellectual and institutional, local and global, public and intimate, by choice and under duress. Mobilizing the multivalent concept of transgression helps reframe interrogations and impositions into those locations where we labor, love, defy, resist, protest, play, create, and/or celebrate.

Massachusetts Conference for Women

Dec 4th, 2014
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Dozens of expert speakers lead workshops and seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, health, work/life balance and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.

LGBT Leaders 2014

Dec 4–7th, 2014
Washington, DC

Hundreds of LGBT leaders from government, advocacy, community and business organizations will gather to discuss LGBT-friendly workplace policies and build coalitions for action.

The 27th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

February 4–8th, 2015
Denver, Colorado

The premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies. Features over 350 workshops and training sessions, four plenary sessions, and tons of networking opportunities, and really fun events, all in the welcoming space of the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

Rural Women's Studies Association Triennial Conference

February 12–14th, 2015
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

The theme of the 2015 conference "The Local is Global": Gender and Rural Connections across Time and Place emphasizes the importance of rural women's local activities and experiences — both historical and contemporary — to global affairs. At the same time, it highlights the gendered impacts of and reactions to global processes — including globalization, international and transnational trends, policies and programs, and climate change — at the local level. It especially aspires to explore how these different scales are connected across time and space.

SEWSA 2015: "Trafficking in Gender: Feminist Dialogues on Embodiment"

March 26–29th, 2015
Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton, Florida

We invite paper abstracts and complete panel, workshop, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of gender and embodiment. We especially encourage those that engage the conference theme to discuss feminism in relation to the themes of (im)mobility, trafficking, and movement. Gayle Rubin's landmark essay, "The Traffic in Women: Notes on the 'Political Economy' of Sex," provides a touchstone for SEWSA 2015 conference theme, with its references to cultural anthropology, theories of sex and gender, activism, histories of sexual subcultures, deviance, SM, prostitution, and "modes of reproduction."

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

May 28–30th, 2015
University of Maryland, College Park

At this two and a half day conference, nearly 1,000 college women from every state can: Choose from more than 50 workshops that prepare them for life after college, meet incredible role models including Women of Distinction awardees and speakers, make connections for life, discover their future from more than eighty graduate schools and employers, and gain the confidence and skills to return to their campuses and communities ready to take action

Tenth Southern Conference on Women's History

Re-membering/Gendering: Women, Historical Tourism, and Public History
June 11–14th, 2015
College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

The Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) invites proposals for its tenth triennial conference, to be held June 11–14th, 2015 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Co-sponsored by the College of Charleston, The Citadel, and Clemson University, the conference provides a stimulating and congenial forum for discussing all aspects of women's history. Its program seeks to reflect the best in recent scholarship and the diversity of our profession, including university professors, graduate students, museum curators, public historians, and independent scholars. We invite sessions on all aspects of women's and gender history and particularly welcome presentations that explore the conference themes: public history, tourism, memory, historic commemoration, and marketing history.

American Association of University Women National Convention

June 18–21s, 2015t
San Diego, CA

Every two years, hundreds of women leaders from across the country gather to discover new ways to empower themselves and other women and girls. AAUW's national convention is a unique opportunity to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders.