Annual Conference
2020 NWSA Annual Conference
The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms

banner image of 2019 NWSA annual conference titled, Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing

The 2020 NWSA National Conference is now cancelled.

"We know that for many of you NWSA also serves as a space of healing and affirmation, which is why cancellation was an especially difficult decision. Nevertheless, we will do our best to create other communal spaces until we are able to meet again. TheConference Co-Chairs and I are considering alternatives for conference programming and will let you know if that is possible."

Read the rest of NWSA President Premilla Nadasen's letter here.


Will there be a virtual NWSA conference?
The Conference Co-Chairs are currently reviewing options for a virtual conference. We will make an announcement once the decision is made.

Will I receive an accept/decline notification for my conference proposal submission?
NWSA thanks the 2020 Review Chairs and Level 1 Reviewers for their work in adjudicating during an unprecedented time of uncertainty. Notices were sent on May 20 to individuals who submitted a proposal for the 2020 conference.

Can I still apply for the awards and prizes?
The review process for all NWSA book awards will continue as planned for 2020. Additionally, awards that are not directly tied to acceptance and participation in the annual conference will continue as planned unless NWSA staff notifies membership otherwise. We will update our awards webpage accordingly as decisions are made. If you have questions about a specific award, please contact us at

I’m applying for a book award. How can I or my publisher submit copies of my book?
We are not currently accepting books sent to our offices. However, once you've submitted your application, we will be in touch with you about shipping your books.

I paid for my membership before the conference was cancelled. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we are not able to refund membership dues.

How can I make a donation to NWSA?
We have a number of funds accepting donations, including the Women of Color Leadership Project and the NWSA Activist Fund. You can donate to any of our funds here. If you would like to donate by check, please contact us at

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