Event details


Early Bird Full Registration - $120.00
Early Bird One Day - Friday $60.00
Early Bird One Day - Saturday $60.00

Regular Full Registration (after 10/1/14) - $135.00
Regular One-Day Registration (after 10/1/14) - Friday $85.00
Regular One-Day Registration (after 10/1/14) - Saturday $85.00

Friday or Saturday Luncheon - $20.00 each

Student/Low Income Full Conference Registration (Please support the conference at the level you are able to) - $60.00

Location & lodging

The conference will be held in the University Center on the UW-River Falls campus in River Falls, Wisconsin (map and directions»)

Please note that reservations must be made by September 15, 2014 to ensure availability. 

Reference UW-Women’s Studies Conference when making your reservations.

Best Western Plus Campus Inn
(Complimentary hot breakfast)
100 Spring Street
River Falls, Wisconsin, 54022-2467, US
Reservations: 1-800-780-7234
Phone: (715) 425-1045
Toll Free: (888) 582-5020

Country Inn River Falls
25 Commerce Court
River Falls, WI 54022
Reservations: (866) 860-7916
(715) 425-9500

Ride share

We have set up a Rideshare board for students and others who wish to share rides to the conference. Please sign up by visiting http://www.rideshare.us/page.php?next=eventdisplay&lookup=WSConf&Submit=Go»

Conference childcare

The conference committee is pleased to offer access to childcare during the conference. Two UWRF student organizations—Sigma Psi Tau, the graduate student organization in school psychology, as well as Early Years Enthusiasts, an undergraduate group interested in early childhood development—will be available to care for children who are fully potty trained (no other age limit applies). All caregivers have passed a full background check.

Expense for the service will be $20 for the first child and $5 for subsequent children per family each day; services are available both Friday and Saturday (from 7:45am to 5:15pm). Children would be provided snacks, but parents must provide a boxed or sack lunch and/or lunchtime care (lunches may be ordered from campus food service or elsewhere in River Falls).

If you are interested in using this service, or have questions, please write to Sarah Moorhouse at sarah.moorhouse@my.uwrf.edu. If you are requesting to set up childcare, include the following information: the age(s) and number of children needing care; the name(s) of the child(ren); any dietary restrictions the care providers should be aware of; and times/days during which care is needed.

More about the organizations may be found here: uwrf.orgsync.com/show_profile/19259-early-year-enthusiasts
and here: orgsync.com/19348/chapter

Conference program committee

Thank go out to our 2014 Conference Program Planning Committee:

Co-Chair:  Michelle Parkinson, Director, Women/s and Gender Studies Program, UW-River Falls
Co-Chair: Helen Klebesadel, Director, UW System Women’s Studies Consortium, UW-Madison
Glenda Jones, UW-River Falls
Karla Strand, UW System Women’s Studies Librarian
Todd Savage, UW-River Falls
Michaela Starr, UW-River Falls
Dong Isbister, UW-Platteville
Susannah Bartlow, Marquette,
Amy Shapiro, Alverno College
Karlyn Crowley, St. Norbert College
Alexa Trumpy, St. Norbert College
Catherine Orr, Beloit College
Tamara Berg, Winona State
Mary Jo Klinker, Winona State

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

This conference is sponsored in large part by a Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grant. The Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grants Program seeks to fund projects that are bold in their vision, designed to transform programmatic or institution-wide practices, and have the potential to be sustained beyond the scope of the grant funding. For more information on the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin, see wisconsin.edu/acss/grants/growthagenda

Past conference programs

Available for viewing here»


Contact Helen Klebesadel, Director, UW Women's Studies Consortium (hrklebesadel@wisc.edu, 608-262-3056) or Kathryn Sweet, Program Coordinator, Division of Continuing Studies, UW-Madison (ksweet@dcs.wisc.edu)

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