Contact and FAQ When ? May 29th 2019, 1 pm-5:15 pm (+ Happy Hour), after the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA 2019) Where will the conference take place? The Marymount University's Conference Center in Ballston (Arlington, VA). Ballston is a 20 minute car ride and six miles away from the hotel as well as accessible via metro. We are arranging a shuttle van to take us all (aka a bus 'o #commladies), so if you plan to take advantage of this register soon and plan on leaving the Hilton at 12:00. When are applications due? Applications are closed, but if you still want to attend we may be able to accommodate you. How were participants selected? We loved reading these submissions so much that so long as you were a post-PhD female-identified scholar, you were accepted into the post-conference. We are so inspired by all of you. What is the hashtag? #commladiesknowstuff What if I'd like to donate/support? Please contact Valerie Belair-Gagnon. Who are the organizers? * Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Brooke Duffy , Stephanie Edgerly, Lea Hellmueller, Shannon McGregor, Kimberly Meltzer, Kjerstin Thorson, Nikki Usher Is there conference registration fee? Yes, $60. We welcome any and all sponsorships to defray costs. Please register on the the main ICA site when you register under the pre/post conference tab, otherwise, we have a link for registration. Contact us please if registration fees are an issue. How am I going to eat between my conferences? We're planning a light lunch for you upon arrival and a coffee break/snacks. Again, sponsorships to defray costs are most welcome. Thanks to our sponsors for their support: Marymount University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, University of Houston. Who can attend the conference? The post-conference itself is open to presenters, invited guests, and accepted participants. Yes, a PhD is required for this post-conference, in hand at time of application. We'll think about other calibrations of this in the future, but we saw a missing gap in this professional development area. *This organizing committee is #sowhite, what's your plan?: We acknowledge upfront the lack of racial diversity on our organizing committee. We are happy to talk more about this, and we are committed to improving this going forward. Our aim is to bring together a diverse and an inclusive group of female-identified scholars at this post-conference in panel participation and in attendance. If you are interested in helping us broaden our approach, let's talk after the post-conference. Will there be childcare? We're looking to the main ICA conference for their childcare. Why the name "ladies"? This started as an informal happy hour that was envisioned as informal, but then #metoo spurred some serious consideration of how deal with structural factors that limit our success. Taking our cue from pop culture and our own non-ICA social, professional, and athletic affiliations, "ladies" is a way of reclaiming the term when used by women to signal their badassery. Please note, this conference is welcoming to women and those who identify as non-binary. If you've got a better name or branding, we're listening!
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