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Gender Studies Symposium

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  • Event Details

    All symposium lectures, panel discussions, performances, and workshops are free and open to the public. 

    We hope you can join us at the upcoming Gender Studies Symposium.  Please get in touch with us at gendsymp@lclark.edu if you have any unanswered questions after reading the information on this page.


    Parking and Transportation

    Daytime visitors are advised to purchase daily permits online or at the campus entrance marked Information (Gate #3). Parking on campus is free after 7 p.m. Parking during the weekday can be challenging, so please allow time to find a space.

    The College is also served by Trimet Bus #39 and a free shuttle from downtown.


    Campus Maps

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    Dining Options on Campus

    Bon Appétit operates several dining facilities at Lewis & Clark:

    • Fields Dining Room and the Trail Room in Templeton Campus Center–follow links for menus and hours
    • Maggie’s Café in Roberts Hall, near Templeton Campus Center–espresso drinks, smoothies, grab-and-go options
    • the Dovecote, a café in Albany Quadrangle–espresso drinks, pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, other grab-and-go selections

    Lodging

    Places to stay near Lewis & Clark College.


    Registration

    Participation in the symposium is free, but we ask all presenters to submit a registration form.  The link to that form will be sent to presenters via email in December.  Please contact us at gendsymp@lclark.edu if you have not received the email containing that link.

    During the symposium, we invite all participants to stop by our information table outside the Council Chamber in the Templeton Campus Center to pick up a printed program and other symposium materials.  Presenters will have a pre-printed name badge waiting for them.  The table will be staffed daily during the symposium from roughly 9 am until 5 pm.


    Accessibility

    We are committed to providing a meaningful and accessible experience for everyone who attends the symposium. If you would like to request a specific accommodation, please contact the symposium organizers at gendsymp@lclark.edu and we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements. Unfortunately, many spaces at Lewis & Clark College are not fully accessible, particularly by wheelchair. If you contact us in advance, we can work with you more fully.

    Symposium events are primarily scheduled in Templeton Campus Center and the Agnes Flanagan Chapel/Diane Gregg Pavilion.  Both buildings have bathrooms that are not gender specific. For details, please consult this campus map identifying locations of non-gender-specific bathrooms

    Sign language interpreters will be provided at all keynote events.  Some speaker videos may not include subtitles or captioning.

    If you would like a large-format printed program or other large-format materials, please contact the symposium organizers directly.

    We ask that symposium participants remain fragrance free as much as possible so the symposium can remain an accessible space for people with chemical sensitivities.

    We are sorry that we are unable to provide childcare during the symposium.


    Description of Presentation Formats

    In addition to the evening keynote events, the symposium program includes a series of other sessions, plus an art exhibition.  Many of these sessions emerged through the call for papers in the fall, and others were created by the planning committee.  The following glossary spells out what you can expect at different kinds of sessions:

    Panel: Typically consists of 3-4 individual presentations, sometimes submitted as a fully formed panel, but often assembled from individual papers submitted separately by people who do not know each other or work together.  For papers that are submitted and accepted individually, the program committee identifies common themes or shared areas of inquiry that tie 3-4 presentations together, devises a panel title based on the abstracts that are submitted, and selects a chair to preside over the session.  In some cases, panelists have coordinated their presentations and worked together in advance of the symposium.  Panels typically last 90 minutes, including 20-30 minutes for discussion and interaction among the panelists and with the audience.

    Workshop: Sessions of 60-90 minutes (in rare cases workshops are scheduled for a longer period of time) in which the facilitator leads participants through some activity or exercise.  Past sessions have included hands-on crafts or artistic productions, writing workshops, meditation sessions, and skills trainings.

    Roundtable discussion: Usually includes 3-6 people who bring different perspectives to a set of questions or issues determined in advance.  The typical format is for each panelist to speak briefly at the outset, followed by moderated discussion among the presenters and with the general audience.  A roundtable is distinguished from a panel in that the entire session involves interaction and dialogue among the presenters rather than a series of individual presentations followed by conversation.

    Reading: Presenters share poetry or prose rather than scholarly papers. 

    Performance: May include music, dance, performance art, or other theatrical performances. 


    Photography and Video recording

    Please do not photograph or record any speakers, events, or participants without permission. If the keynote speakers grant permission, we will record their presentations and make the videos available on our website after the symposium. If you do not want to be recorded during the Q&A portion of the keynote events, please let us know.

    Symposium volunteers will take photographs at many of the events. If you do not want your photo taken, please inform the photographer.


    Additional Information for Presenters

    Audiovisual Needs: We ask presenters to communicate their AV needs via email at any time before the symposium. We are able to provide a shared laptop, data projector, and large screen at all sessions. Please indicate if your presentation requires audio playback, special software, or other lighting or sound support. We ask presenters to bring their work on a flash drive and to take a few moments to download their presentations to the shared computer desktop before the session begins. We strongly recommend that all presenters test their presentations on a computer other than the ones on which the presentations were initially created. The College provides wireless Internet access. Instructions are available at the symposium information table.

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