2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland

Advance registration closed 10/31. On-site registration will be available at the Baltimore Hilton (401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201) on the second floor at NWSA Registration. Please review registration rates and policies here: http://www.nwsa.org/registration

2017 NWSA Registration Hours

Thur, 11/16: 7a - 6p
Fri, 11/17: 7a - 6p
Sat, 11/18: 7a - 6p
​Sun, 11/19: 8a - 10a


2017 Annual Conference Schedule and Mobile App

Connect and engage before, during and after the NWSA 2017 Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives November 16-19, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. The General Conference will begin on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. with the Welcome and Keynote Address. General conference breakouts will start on Friday, November 17 at 8 a.m. and end on Sunday, November 19 at 1:45 p.m.

1) Download the App
The 2017 NWSA Annual Conference app contains the conference schedule, ability to create and share a personal schedule and more. Download the app through the Apple App or Google Play store by searching for “NWSA 2017” or access it on the web.
The native app can be used without data/wifi.  We recommend downloading before the conference.

2) Tweet about the NWSA 2017 Conference                       
Follow @NWSA and use the conference hashtag #nwsa2017 when tweeting about the conference.
3) Follow us on Instagram
Follow NWSA at  @NWSA_IG and use the conference hashtag #nwsa2017 when posting about the conference.

2017 Scheduling Information

NWSA strives to minimize subject matter conflicts, but some overlap in subject matter is inevitable. There are over 500 sessions and only 15 available time slots over the entire general conference. For example, 136 sessions focus on Black Feminisms and therefore inevitably some will be scheduled simultaneously with others on the same topic. Additional scheduling considerations include AV allocations, presenters involved with more than one session, and accessibility accommodations among others.

NWSA 2017 Activist Scholarship
With this conference we seek to embrace both the activist roots of feminist scholarship and the contemporary intersectional and trans-national feminist leadership that seeks to build a better future for us all.  The goal of this conference is to build stronger bridges between activists and scholars. Those of us working in the Academy need to be in closer dialogue with young organizers attempting to put theory into practice.  Conversely, organizers could benefit from scholarship that helps to frame and contextualize the work they are doing on the ground and the larger historical trajectory out of which it emerges. Toward this end, we would like to create 30 - $1,000 travel scholarships to facilitate the robust participation of a cohort of national feminist organizers working in the Movement for Black Lives.


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