UWE Conferences

Upcoming UWE Conferences

We are currently in the planning stage for UWE Conference events for 2019. Please watch this space and our Twitter for more updates. 

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Third Annual UWE Conference - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

On April 6-8, 2018 the illini Women in Economics and the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign hosted the Third Annual UWE Conference for students and faculty at treatment institutions participating in the UWE Challenge. 

More information about conference events coming soon. 

For the list of featured events, see the UWE 2018 Conference site
The Columns, a Washington & Lee publication, also wrote about the University delegation's participation in the conference

The UWE Organizers sincerely thank the Department of Economics at UIUC for organizing a successful event for the initiative. 

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Second Annual UWE Conference - Colorado State University

On April 7-9, 2017 the Undergraduate Women in Economics Club and the Department of Economics at Colorado State University hosted the Second Annual UWE Conference for students and faculty at institutions participating in the UWE Challenge. The events included:

  • a speed-networkign session for attending students and faculty;
  • a break-out session for schools with similar institutional characteristics to discuss challenges and success related to interventions over the last two years;
  • a problem set workshop to help departments troubleshoot obstacles they have encountered over the course of the Challenge;
  • a careers and gender panel with CSU Department of Economics alumni;
  • a gender bias workshop led by the CSU WOmen and Gender Advocacy Center;
  • a graduate research panel with CSU graduate students.

The UWE Organizers sincerely thank the Department of Economics at CSU for organizing a successful event for the initiative, now second year in the running.

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First Annual UWE Conference - University of Virginia

On April 8-9, 2016 students and faculty from more than half of the UWE universities and colleges and other guests of the UWE Challenge came together for a two-day conference, hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia. The UWE Conference organizers identified the goals of the event as:

  • promoting an inclusive community within the field of economics, particularly for women and other underrepresented minorities in the discipline;
  • engaging students, faculty, and others in conversation about the future of the field of economics, and
  • providing resources that would empower students, faculty, and department staff to continue their institution's initiatives related to the UWE Challenge.

You can read about the event on the news page of University of Virginia's College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The UWE Organizers sincerely thank the Department of Economics at UVA for organizing a successful inaugural conference for the initiative.

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