U.S Midwest SWIP 2014 Conference

Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, October 10 – 12,   2014

Kent Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Hubbell Hall

Friday, October 10

Gather and Welcome
6:00pm – 9:00pm    Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres at Doubletree, 6800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines

Saturday, October 11 Kent Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Hubbell Hall

8:30am – 9:00am    Breakfast (provided by Simpson College)

9:00am – 10:00am    Formalizing the Subject
Elisabeth Paquette, York University

10:10am – 11:10am    Born this way?
Marie Draz, DePaul University

11:20am – 12:20pm    Birth Without Violence
Allison Wolf, Simpson College

12:30pm – 2:00pm    Lunch (on your own)

2:00pm – 3:00pm            White Talk as Epistemic Closure
Alison Bailey, Illinois State University

3:10pm – 4:10pm    Inclusiveness and the Pipeline Problem
Eva Cadavid, Centre College
W. David Hall, Centre College
Allyson Scott, Centre College
Sidney (Katie) Rodgers, Centre College

4:30pm – 5:30pm    Refreshments and Business Meeting

7:00 – 10:00pm    Dinner Party Hosted by Simpson College
Sunday, October 12  Kent Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Hubbell Hall

9:00am – 10:30am    Breakfast and Workshop: The Future of Midwest SWIP
Crista Lebens, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Marilyn Frye, Michigan State University
Stephanie Rivera Berruz, William Paterson University
Jessica Otto, SUNY Buffalo
Andrea Pitts, Vanderbilt University
Elisabeth Paquette, York University

10:40am – 11:40am    What We Owe Ourselves
Emmalon Davis, Indiana University

11:50am – 12:50pm    Women’s Work and Assets in the Urban, Global South
Johanna Luttrell, University of Houston

Travel Information and other Essentials:

Des Moines, Iowa is the closest airport.

Simpson College is located in Indianola, about 15 miles from the conference hotel and airport.  All of the conference sessions will be held at Simpson College, Kent Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Hubbell Hall

U.S. Midwest SWIP Lodging:

Doubletree by Hilton (near the airport)
6800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA


Rooms are $99 (ask for SWIP or Simpson rate)

Doubletree will also be the location for the Friday night gathering.

If interested in local housing, please contact Allison Wolf at allison.worlf10@gmail.com

Want to pay dues?  Terrific!  Please go to:

U.S. Midwest SWIP makes every effort to be an approachable and affordable conference.  Undergraduates, graduate students, full-time academics and community members are all welcome.   U.S. Midwest SWIP does not charge a fee to attend the conference, though we do encourage folks to pay dues if they are able.  Dues are used mainly to provide travel grants so that attending U.S. Midwest SWIP is affordable.  One need not be a SWIP member to request a travel grant.  Please contact Jessica Patella (U.S. Midwest SWIP Treasurer, jessie.patella@gmail.com) or Jennifer Benson (U.S. Midwest SWIP Executive Secretary, jbenson2@washcoll.edu) for travel grants.

U.S. Midwest SWIP would like to thank Simpson College and Allison Wolf for funding our 2014 conference and for orchestrating all local arrangements.

U.S. Midwest SWIP also thanks the Program Committee for volunteering their time to create an excellent fall 2014 conference:  Sonya Charles, Jessica Patella, and Stephanie Rivera-Berruz.