Event details

Cost

Early Bird Full Registration $110.00
Early Bird One Day - Friday $60.00
Early Bird One Day - Saturday $60.00
Regular Full Registration (after 10/11/13) $130.00
Regular One-Day Registration (after 10/11/13) - Friday $85.00
Regular One-Day Registration (after 10/11/13) - Saturday $85.00
Student/Low Income Full Conference Registration (Please support the conference at the level you are able to) - $55.00
Saturday Luncheon $20.00

Registration

Registration options

Location & lodging

The conference will be held at the Red Gym and Pyle Center on the UW-Madison Campus.

Directions to the Pyle Center: http://conferencing.uwex.edu/maps.cfm

Lodging:

Lowell Center (Within a block of the Pyle Conference Center)
610 Langdon St, Madison, WI (map)

We have a limited number of rooms reserved at state rate at the Lowell Center for Thursday and/or Friday, October 17th and/or 18th, 2013.
Reservations can be made online.
Reservations can be made until September 18, 2013, or until the block is full. Please use the option for “Conference or Event Block Reservations” and use our conference Group Number: UWSWSC

Best Western Plus InnTowner and Highland Club (A short distance away via free campus bus or hotel shuttle)
2424 University Ave, Madison, WI (map)

We have a limited number of rooms reserved at state rate at the Campus Inn for Friday and/or Saturday, October 18th and/or 19th, 2013.
Reservations can be made online.
Reservations can be made until September 18, 2013, or until the block is full. Please use our conference Group Number: UWSTUDY

There is plenty to do in the Madison area in the fall. Consistently ranked one of the best places in the US to live, it’s a beautiful destination for biking and walking. You’ll enjoy shopping at the Saturday Farmers’ Market, window shopping on State Street, visiting the animals at the free zoo, and savoring a meal at one of our many international restaurants. The UW-Madison campus is always fun! Try the local ice cream at Babcock Hall or experience the sunset from the Union Terrace.

Bicycles can be rented at one of many on-street bike racks or at several bike shops near campus. Things to see include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in nearby Spring Green and the Wright-designed Monona Terrace Convention Center near the Capitol. Nature lovers will be excited to hike in the UW’s Arboretum or along the lakeshore path to Picnic Point.

Visit www.visitmadison.com for an online map and information about enjoying the Madison area while you attend this important conference.

Film series

Masley Media Room, Red Gym/Armory Free and open to the public

Friday, October 18th Session 2I: 10:30-11:45 am
It was Rape
Film-maker Jennifer Baumbardner argues that Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive.
Running time: 60 minutes

Friday, October 18 Session 3I: 1:45-3:00 PM
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
From the comic book superheroine to the blockbusters of today, this film offers a fun and witty look at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.
Running time: 55 minutes. A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Friday, October 18 Session 4I: 3:30-4:45 PM
Solar Mamas
This documentary tells the story of Jordanian wife and mother Rafea, who is leaving home for the first time to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers.
Running time: 60 minutes. A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Saturday, October 19 Session 5I: 8:30-9:45 AM
MAKERS: Women Who Make America
MAKERS tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.
Running time: 30 minute (highlight reel) A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Saturday, October 19 Session 6I: 10:00-11:15 AM
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky presents women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable -- and fighting bravely to change them.
Running time: 42 minutes (condensed screener version) A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Saturday, October 19 Session 7H and 8H, 1:45-3:00 and 3:15-4:30
Things We Don't Talk About: Women's Stories from the Red Tent
Isadora Gabrielle Leidnefrost The presenter has released a new film entitled, ‘Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent.” This session will show the film, followed by a discussion of the documentary, which chronicles part of the growing worldwide women’s Red Tent movement. Red Tents are red fabric spaces created by women and for women. Within them, conversations about lived experience take place that would seldom take place in the outside world. This film offers a chance to see inside several Red Tents and hear some of those conversations. The film will be shown again in session 8H. You can view the trailer and also find more information at the film’s website http://www.redtentmovie.com

Saturday, October 19th 4:45-6:30
The Invisible War
The Invisible War features interviews with veterans from multiple branches of the United States Armed Forces that recount the events surrounding their assaults. Their stories show many common themes, such as the lack of recourse to an impartial justice system, reprisals against survivors instead of against perpetrators, the absence of adequate emotional and physical care for survivors, the unhindered advancement of perpetrators' careers, and the forced expulsion of survivors from service
Running time: 100 minutes. A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Several of these films are a part of the multi-year Women and Girls Lead-Wisconsin project cosponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, and the University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Consortium.

Co-sponsors of the conference

UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Consortium (WSC). The WSC is made up of the Office of the Women's Studies Librarian, the Women & Science Program and the 14 UW System Women's and Gender Studies Programs and Departments:

UW System Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People
UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center
Alverno College
Beloit College
Edgewood College
Lawrence University

Marquette University

St. Norbert College

Conference program committee:

Thank go out to our 2013 Conference Program Planning Committee:
Gabriel Javier, UW-Madison
Katherine Charek Briggs, UW-Madison
Camden Hargrove, UW-Madison
Tiffany Lee, UW-Madison Phyllis
Holman Weisbard, UW-Madison
Helen Klebesadel, UW-Madison
Eilene Hoft-March, Lawrence University
Helen Boyd Kramer, Lawrence University
Amy Nottingham-Martin, Lawrence University
Matty Wegehaupt, Lawrence University
Amy Schapiro, Alverno College
Karlyn Crowly, St. Norbert College
Catherine Orr, Beloit College
Susannah Bartlow, Marquette University
Sayeeda Mamoon, Edgewood College
Susan Pastor, Edgewood College
Michelle Parkinson, UW-River Falls

Thanks also to: Dace Zeps, Women’s Studies Research Center, UW-Madison Kathryn Sweet, Division of Continuing Studies, UW-Madison