Who will be attending the conference?
All students and young activists interested in progressive and feminist issues and specifically those interested in building their leadership skills are encouraged to attend. The conference is geared toward campus activists, including traditional and nontraditional students, faculty, and staff – but you don’t need to be a student to attend! This conference will benefit seasoned activists as well as beginners with little or no leadership experience.
How will this conference help me on campus?
The goal of this conference is to encourage and prepare young women to become the social and political leaders of their generation. Workshops in our Skill-Building track will educate conference participants on a wide array of topics and provide them with critical skills for their work on-campus, and panels and discussion groups will help them gain a deeper understanding of how different issues impact their communities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to build alliances with feminists from across the country at the conference and build a larger organizing network in their own region.
Where is the conference?
The main conference is being held in Crystal City, which is 5 minutes from Washington DC. Most of the conference activities will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Double Tree. On Congressional Visit Day, activities will be on Capitol Hill.
Is the venue accessible?
The Double Tree is wheelchair accessible. However, for those with access needs, please email us at email@example.com and let us know what sort of arrangements you need so that we can notify the facilities department in advance and provide you all the information you may need before your arrival.
What is included in the cost?
- Two days of workshops, leadership training, and exposure to leaders and activists from across the country.
- Optional Congressional Visit Day for those who stay through Monday, March 14th.
- Conference materials, informational handouts and fact sheets.
What’s your safe space policy?
We strive to make the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference a safe space for feminists of various backgrounds. We will not tolerate, allow, or encourage behavior which makes folks feel uncomfortable, threatened, or demoralized. Staff are available at the conference should you run into any such situations, and all of our workshops and panels will be structured around inclusivity and with a focus on representing various perspectives and experiences.
This is a space in which women of color, trans women, queer women, gender-non-conforming folks, and all other participants will be treated equally and with dignity and respect.
Are there scholarships available?
Unfortunately, we are unable to help attendees cover costs for lodging or transportation. Individuals and groups hoping to raise money for the conference can check out our fundraising page for ideas and tips, and attendees can reach out to folks for ridesharing, carpooling, and lodging requests on the event Facebook page.
When should I arrive at the conference?
The conference will begin on Saturday morning. Attendees who are coming in from out of state should arrive Friday night before the first day of the conference to ensure they don’t miss the morning activities.
What should I wear?
The conference itself will be business casual (pants and a top are fine), but you should bring one nicer outfit (a suit if you have one, or a jacket with slacks or skirt with button down shirt, etc.) if you plan on participating in the Congressional Visit Day.
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Can I get a press pass?
The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference is about sharing our stories, building alliances, and making game plans for campus activism. Due to the personal nature of some of our activities, we will not be distributing press passes for this event.
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