Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies




Participate in the following conferences to network, enhance your professional self and simply gain exposure. For questions or if you would like to promote a conference that you think will benefit the Loyola and WSGS community please email: WSGS Graduate Assistant, Jessica Pina at jpina1@luc.edu

The following list are conferences we encourage students to attend, but there are many more!


1. The MIT Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS) is excited to announce that registration is now open for our Graduate Student Conference:"The Personal Is Still Political: Challenging Marginalization through Theory, Analysis, and Praxis.” The conference will be in the Stata Center at MIT on March 31st and April 1st, 2017

Some schedule information is now online with more details to come. 
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/2017GCWS-confreg
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to hear graduate students present on their exciting and timely research! Please share far and wide with anyone you think may be interested in attending. 
Contact gcws@mit.edu with any questions or concerns.

2. Engendering Change 2017: Institutionality & Precarity Graduate Student Conference

at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL on April 14-15, 2017

For more information click: Engendering Change Conference

3. National Women’s Conference

Seventh Annual Illinois Women’s Conference scheduled for April 26, 2016 in Chicago. The conference is a statewide event focusing on professional development, community, networking, entrepreneurship and women’s health. This conference gives women a tremendous opportunity to grow, develop, learn and make connections. In addition, the conference lends itself to be a statewide dialogue for Women in Illinois. This year’s theme is Breakthrough to Excellence. The conference has three tracks: Entrepreneurship, Professional Development and Community. There will be a total of thirteen sessions that will fall under these tracks and over 40 exceptional presenters. Also, there are ample opportunities for exhibitors to display their goods and services. Finally, during the breakfast, we will be recognizing individuals for their commitment and hard work with our “Most Powerful & Influential Women Award.”

Brought to you by: National Women’s Council