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Upcoming conventions, conferences, meetings, and other events

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

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
Registration now open

Information: The theme of the 2011 AWP Generating Feminisms conference is intended to honor and reflect on the many ways in which feminists have collaborated in the ever-diversifying, ever-changing projects of feminisms.  This year’s conference is centered on building partnerships, recognizing the continuity of our ideas, and helping our community grow.  Pre-conference workshops will be conducted on Thursday, March 3rd.  The conference will open on the morning of Friday, March 4th and there will be keynote addresses both Friday afternoon and Saturday evening.  The conference ends with a closing ceremony on Sunday afternoon, March 6th.

5. 8th Annual Hawaii Conference
Preventing, Assessing, & Treating Child, Adolescent, and Adult Trauma
March 8-10, 2011
Ala Moana Hotel.  Honolulu HI

Information: This conference is approved to offer up to 19.0 hours of continuing education (CE) to psychologists (by the American Psychological Association), counselors (by the National Board of Certified Counselors, #5659), marriage & family therapists and social workers (by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, PCE#33), nurses (by the California Board of Registered Nurses, #CEP13737), attorneys (by the State Bar of California, #11600), and alcohol and drug abuse counselors (by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors, #1s-03-499-0111).  Alvarado Hospital designates this educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  CE credits approved by California agencies are accepted in most states.  The goals of this conference are to present the latest research, prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques concerning various aspects of child, adolescent and adult trauma and maltreatment as well as the long-term effects if they go untreated.  Plenary and breakout sessions will discuss the types of child, adolescent and adult trauma, the dynamics of maltreatment and trauma at home or in the community, and the effects on children, adolescents, and adults psychologically, behaviorally and neurodevelopmentally.  Nationally and internationally recognized presenters and local practitioners will come together to discuss the latest research, assessment methods, interventions, and prevention strategies for children, adolescents and adults who have been traumatized, abused, and/or victimized.  Application of current research information and practical techniques will be emphasized throughout this conference.

6. Memorial Conference for Fredda Blanchard-Fields
March 11-12, 2011
Georgia Tech's Conference Center and Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Information: This two-day event will feature talks about emotion, social cognition, and aging -- topics that Dr.  Blanchard-Fields devoted her research career to studying.  The program features talks by experts in these areas, including former students and postdocs of Dr.  Blanchard-Fields.

7. “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.

8. 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. 

9. 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.  Dorothy 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.

10. 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.

11. 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

12. Reporting From the Front Line: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Gender
June 9, 2011
UWE, Bristol, UK

Information: The conference seeks to create a transdisciplinary dialogue that maps the cutting edges in gender studies research, practice and activism.  In line with our transdisciplinary theme we invite submissions from researchers, across the social sciences, arts and humanities and from practitioners and activists concerned with gender and in/equality issues.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
March 29-31, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis San Francisco, CA

Information: The Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Sixth National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will be held March 29-31, 2012 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.  The National Conference provides valuable professional education on the latest research and innovative health prevention and clinical responses to domestic violence.  Co-chaired by 35 organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Nursing (ANA), and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the gathering has been hailed as “the best violence related conference” in the country and is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants from around the world.  Specialized half and full-day pre-conference institutes will be held on March 29th followed by the two-day conference, March 30th-31st.  The conference includes an exhibit hall for vendors.

Who should attend: physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, health professional students, health policy leaders, advocates for victims of domestic violence and others.