Event Information

Date & Time
October 10, 2014 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Paul Brest Hall, Munger
555 Salvatierra Walk
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Online Feminism Conference: The Challenges and Possibilities of Internet Activism


Join the Clayman Institute for Gender Research for the Online Feminism Conference: The Challenges and Possibilities of Internet Activism, at Stanford University on October 10th, 2014. This conference, aims to bring together a diverse group of activists, scholars, students, bloggers, and online contributors in a focused discussion about the evolution of feminism and how online communities can reflect the diversity of feminist perspectives. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Women’s Community Center, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Department of History, Department of Sociology, and the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

We are asking those who attend the conference to commit to the full-day conference (see dates and times below). Our goal is that the conference be generative -- producing ideas for new digital collaborative feminist spaces and solutions for the challenges of diversity in online communities today. There will be key academics, bloggers, activists, and journalists in attendance. Experts on social media trends will also join the conversation. With this guest list and all of us in attendance thinking together, we believe we can influence feminist debate and activism. 

Registration: Space is limited. Please click here to fill out the registration information form.  If there is space available, you will be emailed a registration link.  There is no fee to attend the conference and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration closes on October 2nd. 

Click here for conference schedule.

Directions & Parking- Click here for a map to Parking Structure 6 and Paul Brest Hall at Munger.

Shuttle Service for hotel guests - For those conference participants staying at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, there will be shuttle service provided to and from the conference on October 10th.  The shuttle will run 45-minute loops from the Crowne Plaza to Paul Brest Hall starting at 7:00am until 8:30am.  In the afternoon, the shuttle will again run 45-minute loops from Paul Brest Hall to the Crowne Plaza starting at 4:30pm until 6:00pm.

Pre-conference reading - paricipants are asked to read the following two short articles which will be discussed during the conference:

Internet Trolls Love Feminist Writers

Behold the Power of #Hashtag Feminism