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Upcoming conventions, conferences, meetings, and APA Convention sessions

1. 21st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference: Thinking Gender 2011
February 11, 2011
UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Information: Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods.  This year, we welcome papers addressing women, gender and sexuality in relation to: food (sustainability, food justice, marketing, disordered eating, food preparation); money (the economy, microfinance, entrepreneurship, consumerism, the global marketplace, business practices); the Academy (innovative research methodologies, human subjects, power relations, epistemologies, the Archive); invented pathologies (menopause, PMS, female sexual dysfunction, the medicalization of sex). Event is free and open to the public, but please be aware that there will be a registration fee to cover the cost of conference materials and lunch at the Faculty Center.

2. Annual Conference Improving Services for Children and Families
Family & Youth Roundtable “Stigma = Discrimination and Disparities”
February 23-25, 2011
San Diego, CA

Information: This conference’s purpose is to share learning experiences on what public systems, community based organizations, schools, researchers, families, youth, and each of us are doing or could do to eliminate stigma, discrimination, and disparities in our communities.

3. 3rd Annual Princeton University Conference on Psychology and Policymaking
February 25-26, 2011
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Information: This conference aims to provide an exciting intellectual forum for graduate students in the social sciences who are interested in the ways that psychological processes influence policymaking and whose research integrates ideas and methods from both Political Science and Psychology. The conference will feature workshop-style panels, each devoted to an innovative graduate research project on the connections between psychological theory, political behavior, and elite decision-making. Attendees will enjoy numerous opportunities for networking and exchanging ideas with graduate students and faculty from Princeton and other leading research universities, including catered meals, a reception, and a Keynote Lecture by Donald P. Green of Yale University's Department of Political Science.

4. 36th Annual Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference
“Generating Feminisms: Building Partnerships, Recognizing Continuity, and Growing Community Across the Feminist Generation(s)”
March 3–6, 2011
Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA

5. “Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, and Race”
March 12, 2011
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Information: B’More Proud, in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Program at Morgan State University, invites scholars from Baltimore and the surrounding region to participate in a one-day academic symposium.  Participants will discuss the ways race, gender, and/or sexuality intersect, with specific emphasis on important issues within the LGBT community. Participants will also discuss the advancement of LGBT organizations and Women’s and Gender Studies programs on university campuses in the region.

6. 7th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
March 12-14, 2011
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Information: Workshops will include the latest developments in feminist political activism around domestic and global women's health, reproductive rights, voter participation, violence against women, and more. Participants will be able to trade feminist organizing tips with youth activists from across the country, and get advice for making your feminist group even stronger on campus.

Early Bird Registration (December 1 – February 1) is $20 for individuals and $15 for groups of 5+. After February 1, those rates go up to $30 for individuals and $25 for groups. The conference registration fee includes the weekend workshops at GWU and the Congressional Visit Day on Capitol Hill that Monday. To register, call at 703-522-2214 and ask to speak with a campus organizer. If you have questions call or e-mail.

7. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Multiple Diversities in the New Millennium
May 6, 2011
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Please e-mail Dr. Richard Ruth for further information.

Information: In honor of Dr. Holmes as she prepares to retire from academic life at the end of the current academic year, The Center for Professional Psychology at The George Washington University is pleased to announce a national conference on current advances in diversity and psychodynamic psychology. Registration is required for participation in CE courses. Keynote speakers include: Salman Akhtar, MD, Supervising and Training Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, & Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College; Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, MPA, Chief Psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance, & Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Dorothy E. Holmes, PhD, ABPP, Supervising and Training Analyst, Baltimore-Washington Institute and Society, Professor of Clinical Psychology, The George Washington University, & Program Director and Director of Clinical Training and Center Clinic.

8. Unsettling Feminisms, Disrupting the Centers, Dismantling Oppression, Transforming Social Work
May 22-24, 2011
Chicago, IL

Information: The Board of Directors of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work and Jane Addams College of Social Work will sponsor a gathering at the University of Chicago Conference Center. Practitioners, activists, educators, students, and researchers are invited to participate in an multidisciplinary un-conference. Though similar to a conference, an un-conference supports a transformative vision of feminist social work practice.

9. 19th Biennial conference of the Society for Research on the Menstrual Cycle (SMCR)
June 2-4, 2011
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Information: Conference Coordinator: Dr. Peggy Stubbs

10. National Sexual Assault Conference
September 14-16, 2011
Baltimore, MD

The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two and a half day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention.

11. Gender and Climate Change: Women, Research and Action International Conference
September 15-16, 2011
Prato, Italy

Information: Gender and Climate Change is an international conference that will seek to bring together the latest research in key areas of gender and climate change, to highlight impacts of climate change on women, and to draw together a body of knowledge for input into the 2011 United Nations Framework Convention (COP 17) and the Earth Summit 2012.

12. International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference: “Health, Emotion, and Relationships (HER)”
October 20-22, 2011
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Information: The conference will highlight research that focuses on the intersections/boundaries of health psychology, affective science, and relationship research. Invited speakers include Burt Uchino, Mark Whisman, and Linda Luecken. The conference will also include a New Scholar’s Workshop and a workshop on Methods for Analyzing Relationship Data.