Jump to main content

COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | University Resources | COVID-19 County Status | Fall 2021 Plans

Fall 2019 Conference FAQs

New to this year's Conference? Returning? Either way, we all might have a question or two about what this year's Conference will actually entail. Well, we have taken some time to identify and answer some common questions about the Conference below.

If you don't find your question listed below, please call us at 970-351-1492 or email us at cwge@unco.edu with your question! 

  • What is the Annual Conference on Gender Justice and Feminism?

    The Annual Conference on Gender Justice and Feminism is an all-day experience designed to explore women’s and gender issues and gender oppression through an intersectional lens. This conference provides an opportunity to bring awareness, celebrate, and connect with others while creating community and empowering oneself and others to promote gender equity at UNC and beyond.

  • What is this year's theme?

    This year's theme is "Celebrating 10 Years of Our Journey, Your Journey"! As our Center continues to embrace growth and change within our community, we reflect on how our conference has grown over time. We want this year’s conference to be an opportunity to reflect on our individual and collective growth within our social justice journeys. 

  • Who is this year's speaker?

    This year our guest speaker will be... Dolores Huerta!!! Want more information?! Visit our Conference Speaker Page to learn more about Dolores Huerta.

  • Will there be food?

    We will be serving light breakfast items in the morning and a Street Taco buffet during lunch. For details on the lunch buffet, please visit the Detailed Conference Information page.

  • Will water be provided throughout the day?

    Water will not be provided throughout the day. We highly encourage you to bring a waterbottle or other beverage holder as there will be water refill stations available. 

  • What should I wear?

    Dress however you feel is comfortable!

  • Do I have to stay the whole conference?

    No! It is highly encouraged that you stay for the entire conference, however, it is not required. You will be able to come and go as you please!

  • What exactly are breakout sessions?

    A breakout session (for our conference) is a 70-minute presentation/discussion/workshop on a specific topic that relates to the larger theme of the Conference. There will be multiple opportunities throughout the day to be a part of various breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics. If you are interested in presenting at a breakout session, please visit our Proposal Page for more information!

  • What is an affinity space?

    An Affinity Space provides an opportunity for individuals who belong to a particular identity group or groups to engage in discussion around issues/topics that speak directly to the identity experiences of those individuals. The goal of an Affinity Space is to give people within an identity group(s) (e.g. race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) a space to discuss and dialogue about important issues and/or experiences connected within an identity. 

  • What do I bring with me?

    An open mind! If you also want to bring paper and something to write with or your electronic device that is also great.

  • How can I register?

    You can register on our Registration Page! All you do is follow the link to the registration that best fits your role coming into the Conference and complete the registration. Current UNC Students and Aims Students can register for free. If you are UNC Faculty, UNC Staff and the General Public the cost to attend is $25. Registration has been extended to Friday, Oct. 25th at 11:59pm.

  • Can I submit a proposal? If so, how?

    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to submit a proposal! Go to our Proposal Page, download the proposal document and follow the instructions. Proposal submissions have been extened to Friday, Oct. 25th at 11:59pm.

  • Will I be excused from class if I go for the whole day?

    You will not be excused from class to come. You are encouraged to come in-between/after classes or talk with your professor in advance about attendance.

  • Does it cost money to go?

    Our annual Conference is free for current UNC/Aims students (please make sure to bring your UNC/Aims ID the day of the Conference). If you are a UNC faculty, UNC staff or the general public, then it will be a flat rate of $25.

  • Are UNC faculty and staff able to register for free?

    Unfortunately, this year the Conference will only be free for current UNC and Aims students. UNC faculty and staff will have to register with the general public and the cost to attend will be $25. 

  • If I am a faculty, staff or general public, and submit a proposal do I still have to pay to attend the conference?

    If you are a UNC faculty, UNC staff or the general public and are wanting to submit a proposal for the conference, you will still have to register for the Conference which will require a payment of $25. However, if you are selected to present at the Conference you will be refundedyour whole payment of $25. Selection of presenters will occur during the final two weeks of October. 

  • Am I allowed to bring guests?

    Anyone can register! If you would like to bring a guest, please make sure to have them register for the Conference in advance. Walk-in registrations the day of the Conference will be limited.

  • Will there be a space to breastfeed/chestfeed/pump?

    Yes! The University Center has a space available for folks who breastfeed/chestfeed/pump. We will have signs available indicating where all of our lactation stations are located on our campus.

  • Is parking included?

    Parking will not be included (unless you will be presenting). We will include a map of parking lots/spaces to indicate which spaces cost and which are free.