The Program Director at the ODU Women’s Studies Dept writes:
The Women’s Studies Department hosts a Works-in-Progress Conference each year, highlighting the research and activism of ODU faculty, students, staff, and alumni around issues that concern women or gender. This fall, the conference will take place on Wednesday, 17 Oct. 2012, 2-4:30 pm in the Webb Center on the ODU campus.
Those who teach courses in (or crosslisted in) Women’s Studies, alumni of the department, and feminist scholars and activists from across the university and community are invited to submit proposals for 10-minute talks describing their research and/or efforts. The conference is also a wonderful venue for undergraduate and graduate students, who are likewise encouraged to submit presentation proposals on work related to women and/or gender.
For consideration, please send a one-paragraph description of your proposed talk to Lindal Buchanan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 Sept. 2012.
If you’re thinking about going to grad school participating in a conference like this will look great on your application. All you need for a 10 minute talk is the best four pages out of a solid term paper. Talk to me if you’re interested.