Washington University will host the fourth annual Transgender Spectrum Conference November 3 and 4, 2017. Initiated by the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014, the conference brings together a wide range of people who are interested in improving, and celebrating, the lives of transgender people in the St. Louis area and beyond. Our goal is to create dialog, to educate our selves and our community, and to improve the lives of all gender non-conforming people. The conference includes a wide range of programming for everyone from people learning about transgender issues for the first time to seasoned scholars and activists. In addition, some programming is for self-identified trans people only.
The Transgender Spectrum Conference planning committee invites proposals for papers, panels, or workshops in any field on any topic pertaining to transgender issues, sex/gender non-conforming, and gender expansive identities. We seek the involvement of activists, trans community members, health care providers, social workers, educators, lawyers and criminal justice experts, as well as scholars, students and family members of trans people. This year’s theme is Rise Up: Resist and Reconnect. We seek proposals for individual presentations or panel/group presentations, and workshops that will engage with the theme, as well as those that expand our framework. Creative, artistic, and non-academic presentations are welcome. We are particularly interested in presentations by, and for, trans people of color.
PANELS could consist of a group of people discussing a shared topic of expertise, a group of papers with a uniting theme, etc. WORKSHOPS are programs that usually include audience participation. Examples include a round table discussion or an interactive learning experience.
– Individual presentations should be a maximum of 20 minutes.
– PANEL presentations will be given 60 minutes.
– WORKSHOPS may be 60-90 minutes. If submitting a WORKSHOP proposal, please indicate amount of time required.
Proposals should include the following information:
– The presenter(s) name(s), email address(es) and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
– The type of program you are proposing: paper, panel, or workshop
– The title of your paper, panel or workshop
– A one paragraph description of the presentation, panel or workshop
Proposal Submission: May 31, 2017
Decision and notification: by July 1, 2017
Submit proposals as a word or pdf document to:
To learn more about the Transgender Spectrum Conference visit: https://sites.wustl.edu/transgenderspectrumconference/