Feminist Geography Conference

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

"Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, why we do it."

MAY 15-18, 2014

University of Nebraska at Omaha

http://femgeogconference.wordpress.com

We are excited to invite submissions for a wide range of stimulating,
interactive and in-depth sessions. We encourage participants to consider
submissions that differ from traditional conference presentation formats. To
make submissions, please visit our website at
http://femgeogconference.wordpress.com  

Don't miss the deadline: January 15, 2014 

We encourage you to use the website for networking and finding people with
similar interests. Please post your ongoing ideas for sessions. We have had
several inquiries  as to how one's work might fit into the conference. We've
made some suggestions and connected people together - but we need your help.

We are on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminist-Geography-Conference/367817466683245

We have a Wiki page:

http://femgeogconference.wikia.com/wiki/Feminist_Geography_Conference_Wiki 

Follow us on Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/femgeog 

TYPES OF SESSION/PAPER SUBMISSIONS

Research-oriented sessions

We envision this conference as a place to share research in different ways,
especially those that encourage conversation across research topics. Session
formats might include:

*  Research panels: 4-5 presenters give short (3-5 minute)
introductions to their research, and a discussant asks questions across the
panel.

*  "Issues in research" panels or roundtables: Participants might
focus on different dimensions of feminist geographical research such as
methodology, ethics, political issues, access to information etc., and use
their own research experiences as examples.

*  Cross-talk panels: 3-4 researchers in different sub-fields share
their research, and then the audience is invited to draw connections amongst
all of the papers, encouraging "cross-talk."

Topical or thematic sessions

These sessions might focus on a topic or theme in feminist geography (either
major themes or those that need more attention) and encourage a wide variety
of voices to participate through formats such as:

*  Knowledge cafes: A facilitator introduces a topic for 10-15
minutes, and then small groups of 4-5 engage in close conversation for the
remaining time. (http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/run-kcafe.) 

*  Panels: Encouraging a mixture of voices across career stage,
geographic region, theoretical orientation etc.

Visual or performance-oriented sessions

We invite creative submissions in formats such as:

*  Film or video

*  Posters or art works

*  Performances

*  Any of the above may be submitted virtually, if the creator cannot
attend in person.

Professional development sessions

We seek proposals for sessions that will allow participants to share their
experiences in and beyond academia in formats such as:

*  Roundtables or panels on issues including but not limited to:

o   Academic publishing

o   Job interview strategies

o   Non-academic career possibilities

o   Surviving your first years of full-time work

o   Work-life balance

o   Issues facing women of colour in geography/academia

o   Surviving as a feminist in geography/academia

o   Addressing mental health issues

o   Advocating for equality in the workplace

o   Writing strategies

*  Advice sessions: We seek volunteers (particularly more experienced
academics) to lead individualized or small-group advice sessions (for
example, on CVs, cover letters, interview skills, and so on). 

Submissions:

On the Submissions page of this website, please indicate which category your
proposal falls into, and include a 250-word description of the proposed
session. If possible (and relevant to your proposal), include names and
contact information for session participants. Attendees are welcome to
participate in multiple sessions. Please also indicate if you are willing to
help out with professional development advice sessions.

You may also submit a description of a presentation for a single
participant. The conference organizers will connect you with others in a
similar field. 

Please visit the website for the conference at
http://femgeogconference.wordpress.com to submit proposals, register, and
keep up to date connections with other participants!
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