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The National Women’s Studies Association’s (NWSA) annual conference is the nation’s preeminent meeting dedicated to women’s and gender studies issues and research. The conference fosters dialogue and provides an opportunity for attendees to stay current on the latest trends and research in the field.

Women in Higher Education (WHET): Since its founding in 1980, WHET has supported women in the academy. They host an annual conference dedicated to supporting the core values of leadership, networking and connection among women in the Tennessee higher education community.

Women Action and Media Conference, or WAM!, connects and supports media makers, activists, academics and funders working to advance women’s media participation, ownership and representation. Our work is part of an advocacy movement for gender justice in media. WAM! hosts an annual conference in order to work towards these goals.

National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, focuses on the impact young women have when it comes to domestic and global issues. Join young feminist activists from around the nation to discuss some of today’s most pressing issues, including reproductive justice, the environment, campus activism, violence against women, ballot measures, communities of color, and global women’s rights and health. Also sponsors a Congressional Day of Action where conference attendees can meet and speak with their senators and representatives.

TedWomen: Reshaping the Future-Conference: TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer. The Ted Women’s conference features a “cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program will focus on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead — what this means and why it matters to all of us. Speakers from around the globe — both men and women, from anthropologists to artists, scientists to soldiers, farmers to futurists — will share their ideas in the classic TED format, creating a program that surprises and inspires.”

The Women’s Conference, hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Women’s Conference® 2010 is the nation’s premier forum for women, empowering women to be Architects of Change ® in their own lives, their communities and the world. More than 140 extraordinary speakers come together with 30,000 women to be educated, inspired and empowered. The Women’s Conference is also a global online community, where more than one million women gather to learn how to truly change the world.