2014 Feminist Geography Conference:  “Who we are, what we do, why we do it.”

MAY 15-18, 2014, University of Nebraska at Omaha

This conference provides an opportunity for scholars at all career levels to engage closely with one another about research interests, professional development, and feminist practices (broadly defined) while immersed in an affable, sociable, and supportive environment.

We envision this conference as a distinctive forum for sharing our knowledge and developing feminist networks of support and collaboration.

Some of the unique features of this conference include:

  • Research paper presentations that share research ideas through panels and question-and-answer sessions (rather than stand-alone research presentations).
  • Café- and Salon-style sessions for exploring themes and topics in-depth across multiple perspectives.
  • Professional development workshops addressing writing, teaching, publishing, the job market, work-life balance and more.
  • Strategy workshops on surviving the challenges of graduate school and early-career work; addressing mental health issues; surviving as a lone feminist in a geography department; challenges faced by women of colour in geography; and more.
  • Multiple opportunities to socialize, relax, and get to know one another during nutrition breaks, meals, and other activities.

In order to create an inclusive and caring atmosphere, we have opted to offer the conference as a child- and nursing-friendly space.

Registration fees – on a sliding scale – will include the opening dinner, breakfasts, breaks, and lunches!

A Call for Participation will be circulated in the coming weeks, which will include a variety of participation options. Details with respect to fees and the child-friendly conference policy will follow.

We continue to welcome feedback and suggestions for innovative participation formats.

Please contact Pamela Moss at pamelam@uvic.ca or Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu with questions or suggestions, and watch your email for a Call for Participation soon!

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