Conference Networking

Building pathways in education takes a network of colleagues and partners who can share advice and experience, and help you find solutions. Use the information below to network before, during and after the conference. Open to all registered attendees at no additional cost.

Networking Before the Conference

Start building your professional and personal network online as soon as you register for the conference. Use the conference program to search and filter the list of conference attendees and topics being presented.

Location

The Student Union provides an environment for relaxation and social interaction, opportunities for education and exchange of thought, and services for Texas Tech students, staff, faculty and our community.

Student Activities compliments the university's academic programs
by enhancing the overall educational experiences of students through participation in social, multicultural, intellectual, community service and campus governance programs.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us.

Staff Can Help

  • Women's Studies Program staff and volunteers are available at registration on the day of the conference located in the Student Union Building Upper Level.  Do not hesitate to bring questions or concerns to their attention and they will do their best to assist you.

Social Media

  • Use social media to get latest conference updates and connect with your colleagues and the larger education community. Tweeting about the conference? Don't forget to include the #TTUWSC14 hashtag.
  • You should also use this time to meet others online to follow in the future

First-Time Attendee

Volunteer

Volunteering at a conference not only allows you to network with others but it can help attendees in reducing fees for registration. Volunteers will be required to arrive early to sign in for their scheduled time and sign out when they have completed their duty. We will work with your schedule and can work with you even if you can only volunteer for an hour.

  • Volunteer Needs
  • Sign up today! - Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for the Women’s Studies Program to sign up to volunteer: womens.studies@ttu.edu or call the Women’s Studies office at (806) 742-4335.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Volunteering connects you to others - One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. However, volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.

    Authors: Joanna Saisan, M.S.W., Melinda Smith, M.A., and Gina Kemp, M.A., www.helpguide.org

Timeline

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

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Conference Prep Workshop

Learn how to submit a proposal

Fall & Spring

Conference Program

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Guest Speaker

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Press Links

Location

Student Union Building (Upper Level)

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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

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Check-in

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

TTU 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. Read more...

Accomodations

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 

Questions

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