Conference Schedule

Annual Conference on the
Advancement of Women
Contesting Multiple Margins: From Local to Global and Back Again

Texas Tech University-- April 14th & 15th, 2016
TTU Student Union Building


Call for Proposals Now until February 5, 2016
Conference Prep Workshop Fall/Spring
DEADLINE for Call for Proposals DUE February 5
Presenters Notified February 19
Registration Begins February 1, 2016
Volunteer RSVP Now
Volunteer Training March 29 & 30
Deadline for Early Registration April 1
Late Registration April 2-15
Pre-conference Event April 14
Conference April 15

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

Do you need help with registration costs?

  • Do you want to attend but need help with covering the registration fee? Apply for our registration assistance here.


Thursday April 14th, 2016

Evening Pre-conference event

  • Get Together Girls (2012)
    6:00 p.m.
    FREE and open to the public
    Location TBA

Friday| April 15th, 2016

Check In | Late Registration

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast | Matador Room
    (The registration table is located near the elevators opposite the Matador Room)

Concurrent Session I

SUB Upper Level Meeting Rooms as Assigned

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Session I

Morning Guest Speaker

Concurrent Session II

SUB Upper Level Meeting Rooms as Assigned

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Session II

Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

Keynote Speaker 

Concurrent Session III, IV & V

SUB Upper Level Meeting Rooms as Assigned

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Session III
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Session IV
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Session V

Dinner - On Your Own

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • For more details go to: Visit Lubbock
  • You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@Visit_Lubbock)

    Note: Various restaurants can be found across from campus on University Ave.


Who is registering? Early Registration
(Before April 1)
Late Registration
(After April 1)
Student dollar sign $15 $25
Non-Student dollar sign $25 $35
Award Recipient (DUE April 12) 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)


  • 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

twitter iconTo comment and network with others at the conference use the hashtag #TTUWSC15 during the conference events.

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Conference Prep Workshop

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Fall & Spring

Conference Program

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Guest Speaker


Press Links


Student Union Building (Upper Level)

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Frequently Asked Questions


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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...


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:

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

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: 
Please include "Women's Studies Conference" in the subject line so that your question can be found