First-Time Attendee Information
Almost half of all National Women's Studies Association conference registrants are attending the event for the first time. Here are some ideas about how to make the most of your conference experience:
NWSA STAFF CAN HELP National Women's Studies Association staff are available at registration on the conference floor to assist with questions large and small. Do not hesitate to bring questions or concerns to their attention and they will do their best to assist you.
NWSA GOVERNING COUNCIL members serve on the organization's board of directors and are eager to make your conference experience positive and to cultivate future organization leadership. They can be identified by special ribbons attached to their badges--stop anyone to ask questions, share ideas, or learn more about leadership in NWSA.
ATTEND A BUSINESS MEETING Caucus, task force, and interest group meetings are a good entry point for learning about specific constituencies within NWSA and for brainstorming about future conference planning. Often business meetings focus on what the constituent group intends to put forward for its sponsored conference session in the coming year.
IDENTIFY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES This may mean talking with acquisitions editors in the exhibit hall, attending special conference sessions, or grabbing coffee with a presenter who reframed your thinking about your own research. The conference offers many opportunities--scheduled and unscheduled--for you to make new connections and explore ideas.