2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland
The National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,000 members worldwide.  Our annual conference regularly draws more than 1,800 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship. 

NWSA is an organization of feminist scholars and scholar-activists that emerged out of the social movements of the 1960s and 70s. It is fitting then that since our 40th anniversary conference will take place in Baltimore, the site of the massive Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests of 2015, and in the year that marks the 40th anniversary of the Black feminist manifesto, the Combahee River Collective (CRC) statement, that the theme of our annual gathering will be: “40 years after Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.” 

Some Frequently Asked Questions
You can view more at www.nwsa.org/faq

When were accept/decline notifications sent?
Accept/decline notifications were sent to the email used in the proposal process on April 26, 2017.  If you submitted a proposal but did not receive a notification email on April 26, 2017, please first check your spam folder and then contact patti.provance@nwsa.org. Please save your accept/decline email notification.

What are the requirements for presenters and moderators?
All presenters, including pre-conference presenters and all moderators, must have current (2017) individual membership AND be registered for the conference no later than July 18, 2017. Membership and conference registration are two separate processes and require separate fees. Individual members receive reduced conference registration rates. Complete details about requirements, including step-by-step guides for different individual membership statuses can be found here: http://www.nwsa.org/requirements

How do I sign up to be a volunteer moderator?
Volunteer moderators are needed for sessions that are created as part of the review process with accepted individual submissions.  Please note, all accepted moderators and presenters must fulfill the requirements of individual membership and conference registration by July 18, 2017.  More information about moderating can be found here. To be considered as a volunteer moderator, please email nwsaoffice@nwsa.org

When will the schedule be posted?
The tentative schedule will be posted on June 14, 2017.

I have to attend a job interview or graduation and can only present on a specific day. Can you schedule me accordingly?
If you have a specific scheduling request, please complete this form. We do our best to accommodate those, but unfortunately cannot guarantee that we'll be able to grant every request. Requests made before May 31, 2017 are much easier to accommodate.

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