Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women

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loretta ross

Loretta Ross (2015)

laci green

Lacie Green (2015)


In 1984, The First All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Academia was held. This conference occurs each Spring on the campus of Texas Tech University. A local, state and national call for papers is sent out each year to help promote academic research. Over the year's the theme of the conference has merged with present day discourse of examining the cultural and social construction of gender, exploring the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studying the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. Read more information on the history of the conference here.

downloadCall for Proposals

Submit Your Proposal - DUE February 5, 2016


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)


  • We encourage students to participate via social media to give us feedback and to comment on the conference.
  • You should also use this time to meet others online to follow in the future.

Conference Prep Workshop

A How-To Workshop for Getting Your Proposal Ready to Submit
Each year the Women's Studies Program host workshops to help students discuss potential submissions to the conference. Faculty, Staff and Student panelists are on hand to answer questions and provide feedback. Read more about our conference prep workshops.

Volunteer Positions Available


Contact Tricia Earl (, Women's Studies Coordinator, to volunteer.

gloria steinem reception 2009
2009 Women's Studies Conference