Women’s and Gender Studies Spring Conference Page

The WGS Spring 2023 Student Conference is now accepting proposals! Any undergraduate or graduate student from any college or university across the state of Iowa is welcome to submit a proposal. The most important information that needs to be included in the proposal is:

  1. A short abstract describing the project (250 words)
  2. The Title of the project/presentation
  3. What format the project will take
  4. The Presenter(s) name and contact information.

Student’s are encouraged to work on their project with a faculty sponsor, but it is not required. If you are working with a faculty sponsor we would love to have them join you at the conference, but it is also not required.

Presentations can take the form of research project, creative project, pedagogy, activist work or other thematic work within the field of gender, sexuality, identity and feminism. The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, March 20th, 2023 at 11:59pm. 

Proposal Submission Form


This years conference is going to take place on Saturday, April 15th from 9 AM-4 PM at the Iowa State University Student Innovation Center. The conference is free and open to anyone to attend. Lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend the conference, but do not plan to present at the conference please submit an attendee registration form at the link below. If you have any questions or needs please email wgsconference@iastate.edu. Registration is heavily encouraged, but not required.

Conference Attendee Registration Form


More details about the conference keynote and schedule will be updated here soon. Check out the FAQ page and past conference schedule to learn more about what to expect!