TTU Home Women's Studies Home

Conference Program Share on Facebook

Return to 30th Annual All-University Conference | Return to Registration Information | Schedule | Program At-A-Glance adobe acrabat

30th Annual Conference on the
 Advancement of Women

Women's Studies on the Edge

Texas Tech University-- April 17th, 18th & 19th, 2014
TTU Student Union Building

The special theme this year is Women’s Studies on the Edge, in which we will explore the present and future of women’s studies programs, especially the challenges faced in red states. 

"The edge is defined as a place of indeterminancy, at once exciting and precarious. Exciting because to be on this edge is to be on the verge of discovering new possibilities for a field that may only seem to be exhausted and new ways to disrupt prevailing arrangements and relationships of power. Precarious because in the quest for an as-yet-unimagined future, there are never any guarantees." - Joan Wallace Scott, Editor, Women's Studies on the Edge, Duke Press, 2008

twitter iconTo comment and network with others at the conference use the hashtag #TTUWSC14 during the conference events.

Note: Check-in at the registration table, located on the upper level of the SUB near the elevators.

conference program iconProgram At-A-Glance adobe acrabat

This three-day conference will kick off with a pre-conference event on Thursday, April 17 and continue on Friday, April 18 with simultaneous panel sessions conducted throughout the day and including the keynote speaker, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Saturday, April 19 will continue the discussion with three Regional Directors of Women's Studies Programs panel and a TTU Women's Studies Affiliated Faculty panel, concluded by a final group workshop.

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 4)
Late Registration
(After April 4)
Student dollar sign $15 $25
Non-Student dollar sign $25 $35
Award Recipient FREE FREE
* Attending Sessions Only
Student & Non-Student (no breakfast, no lunch)

register online

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)



    • twitter iconTo comment and network with others at the conference use the hashtag #TTUWSC14 during the conference events.

volunteer button


save the date

Conference Prep Workshop

Learn how to submit a proposal

Fall & Spring

Conference Program

Sessions by Presenters -Program At-A-Glance adobe acrabat

Guest Speaker

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

beverly guy sheftall

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies. She is also adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she teaches graduate courses. Read more...

For more information and details of the sessions download go to the Agenda


maps logo Student Union Building (Upper Level)


questionsFrequently Asked Questions


register nowClick here for details

Important dates

calendar icon

  • February 28 - CFP due
  • March 7 - Presenters Notified
  • April 4- deadline for pre-registration (includes breakfast & lunch ticket)
  • April 5 - April 18 - 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 2 - Volunteer Training
  • April 3 - Volunteer Training
  • April 17 - Pre-Conference Event TBA
  • April 18-19 - date of conference

TTU Campus Parking

parking icon 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...


hotel icon The Program, unless otherwise noted, is unable to offer travel scholarships at this time.

- Information about area chain hotels can be found on this link:

- Information about visiting the Texas Tech University campus can be found here

Volunteer Needs

volunteer icon 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


questionsPlease direct questions about submitting proposals or questions of a general nature to: and enter "2012-Women's Studies Conference Submission Question" in the subject line.

Press Links

Link to 2011 Conference

Link to 2010 Conference

Link to 2009 Conference

Link to 2008 Conference

Follow Us

facebook logo twitter icon ttu mobile

A number of announcements and events can be found on other social media devices as well as our web stie. We will update all sites as details become available.
* Note: If you have an event or an announcement you would like us to be aware of, send us an email at