Save the Date & Call for Proposals: International Women's Day Conference 2024

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Conference logo; scroll and starburst image with text 'Refocus and Recenter'

The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) at the University of Guelph is pleased to announce to the 7th annual free one-day virtual format conference in honour of International Women’s Day 2024, taking place on Friday, March 8th, 2024 from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT.

This year's conference highlights interdisciplinary and intersectional research addressing challenges faced by women, girls and genderfluid communities. The theme, "Refocus and Recenter", aims to amplify the voices, expertise, and achievements of women in research and beyond. It encourages a re-evaluation of traditional methodologies, urging participants to explore how diverse perspectives reshape our understanding.

We invite proposals that explore a range of topics, including but not limited to

  • the impact of minority women in science, technology, arts, politics, and social movements;
  • awareness about the intersectionality of feminism and womanism;
  • celebration of achievements within underrepresented and marginalized communities;
  • and calls to action to accelerate gender parity.

"Refocus and Recenter" is more than just a theme; it's a call to action. We invite researchers, practitioners, and participants from all backgrounds to exchange ideas that challenge the status quo, broaden our horizons, and pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable future. All are welcome to attend, and the call for abstracts is open to post-secondary students across Canada.

Submit an abstract by February 12!

Stay tuned for the full conference program and registration details - coming soon!

*Our definition of women encompasses cisgender women, transgender women, genderqueer women, and two-spirit, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people who are woman-aligned.

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