31st Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women

Framing a New Narrative: Intersecting Gender and Sexuality

Texas Tech University-- April 16th, 17th & 18th, 2015
TTU Student Union Building

About the Conference - Program

This three-day conference will kick off with a pre-conference event on Thursday, April 16 and continue on Friday, April 17 with simultaneous panel sessions conducted throughout the day and including the keynote speaker. Saturday, April 18 will continue the discussion with panel sessions and special guestsl, concluded by a final group workshop. For more information click here.

Our annual conference provides a multitude of educational offerings for professionals at all levels of experience and specialty.


Who is registering? Early Registration
(Before April 3)
Late Registration
(After April 3)
Student $15 $25
Non-Student $25 $35
Award Recipient FREE FREE
* Attending Sessions Only
Student & Non-Student
(no breakfast, no lunch)
For more information click here

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Schedule of Events

The conference panel and keynote sessions on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th, will be held in the Student Union Building (upper level). Room assignments and the conference program will be available online as the final call for proposals are reviewed.

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Call for Proposals Nowuntil February 6, 2015
Conference Prep Workshop Fall/Spring
DEADLINE for Call for Proposals DUE February 6
Presenters Notified February 20
Registration Begins January 3, 2015
Volunteer RSVP Now
Volunteer Training April 1 & 2
Deadline for Early Registration April 3
Late Registration April 4-17
Pre-conference Event April 16
Conference April 17 & 18


What attendees have said about the conference

  • Just wanted to send my hearty and heartfelt congratulations for an EXCELLENT conference! Wow! It was absolutely light years above any previous conference. I really was impressed.  I also thought the Shelby Knox/Gloria Steinem intergenerational interplay was really effective. I heard quite a few people thinking about intergenerational feminism in a deep way. - Anisa M. Zvonkovic, Ph.D.,Professor & Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Texas Tech University (2009)
  • I just wanted to thank you both for the opportunity to present in the conference last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting other presenters and academicians while sharing future research ideas. I even had a chance to meet Gloria Steinem, which made my week :) It was a wonderful learning experience for me and a great opportunity for the University. It truly was the experience of a lifetime. - Erin D. Murphy, Graduate Student & Part-time Instructor, Applied and Professional Studies (2009)


Contact Tricia Earl ( patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu), Women's Studies Coordinator, to volunteer.

gloria steinem reception 2009
2009 Women's Studies Conference

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Call for Proposals

Submit Your Proposal

Conference Prep Workshop

Fall & Spring Workshops

Conference Program

View the Conference Program


Student Union Building (Upper Level)


Frequently Asked Questions


Click here for details


All participants will check-in at the registration table located on the upper level of the SUB near the elevators.

Campus Parking

For visitors without a TTU parking sticker on their vehicle, enter off of University and Broadway for directions from the traffic kiosk to this area. Visitors unable to find parking in this area will be directed to the closest available parking upon inquiry at the traffic kiosk. Access campus parking.


The Program, unless otherwise noted, is unable to offer travel scholarships at this time. We will announce potential funding for travel scholarships as they become available. Likewise, any discounts for area hotels will be announced as they become available.

- Information about area chain hotels can be found on this link: http://www.visitlubbock.org/

- Information about visiting the Texas Tech University campus can be found here http://www.visit.ttu.edu/

Volunteer Needs

Please help make the Women's Studies Conference a huge success by serving as a volunteer. Specific tasks, as well as miscellaneous duties, are offered to provide you an experience of a behind the scenes look at organizing and planning a conference of this nature. Read more...

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Conference Registration and Information Table Monitor
  • Program/Panel Session Monitor
  • Technical Equipment Monitor
  • Greeters/Guides
  • Volunteer Training 


Please direct questions about submitting proposals or questions of a general nature to: womens.studies@ttu.edu 
Please include "Women's Studies Conference" in the subject line so that your question can be found

Guest Speaker

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Important dates

  • February 6 - CFP due
  • February 20 - Presenters Notified
  • April 3- deadline for pre-registration (includes breakfast & lunch)
  • April 4- April 17 - any late registrations, received after this date as well as on the day of the conference,will not guarantee the continental breakfast and/or luncheon
  • April 1 - Volunteer Training
  • April 2 - Volunteer Training
  • April 16 - Pre-Conference Event
  • April 17-18 - date of conference