101st ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Join the Madison Chapter in Madison, WI, for the 101st Annual GWIS National Conference: Graduate Women in Science: Then, Now, and Tomorrow.

WHEN: Thursday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 25th, 2022

WHERE: Wisconsin, Union South

WHO: This event is open to GWIS members and non-members, including undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty of all genders

COST: Varies for members/non-members; please look at our registration fees for more information

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • Workshops that seek to develop professional skills
  • Round table discussions help shed light on the different aspects of careers within industry, government, and academia and how to land your dream position.
  • A career fair featuring companies from around the Midwest and beyond.
  • Opportunities to present scholarly work in our round of quick talks or our poster session. For more information, see the call for abstracts below. 
  • Networking events to connect participants with other members of GWIS in chapters across the country!

This year’s schedule of events will be as follows:
Click here for a detailed schedule

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

National Council Meeting

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Grand Chapter Meeting
Geology Museum tour
Botany Botanical Gardens tour
Workshop: How to Create an Inclusive Environment
Welcome dinner at Vintage Brewing (Captial East)

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Poster Sessions
Quick Talk Presentations
Career Fair
Breakout sessions & workshops
Keynote Speaker
Banquet

Registration for the 2022 National Conference is now open!
Click here for the registration link.

If you would like to give a quick talk presentation or present a poster, you must attend the conference in person, and please register for the conference by Wednesday, June 1st.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register by Wednesday, June 1st.


Call for Abstracts for a poster or talk:

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for a 10-minute quick talk or poster at the Graduate Women in Science National Conference. We welcome abstract submissions, research or expository, from any field. Please note that you must register for the conference by June 1st to present a poster or give a talk. You will be notified by June 15th of acceptance. Don’t hesitate to contact us at madison@gwis.org with any questions.

This year’s conference will only allow in-person posters and quick talk presentations. There is no virtual option to present. Saturday events will be live-streamed, but the conference will not be a virtual/hybrid event.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submission for the 2022 National GWIS Conference will open on March 15th and close on June 1st. Beginning on March 15th, please submit your text abstract of 300 words or less. Please include a title, list of authors, and affiliations (not included in the word count). Please do not include any images. The submission form is included in the registration form. Please indicate on that form if you would like to be considered for a poster, talk, or either. Abstracts are due by Wednesday, June 1st.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be held from 9-10:30 am the morning of the conference. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to come around, view your poster and interact with you. In addition, your poster will be featured virtually. Finally, there is a chance for an award for the top posters.

Quick Talk Presentation

Submitted abstracts can also be considered for our quick talk presentations (10 minutes long, followed by 3 minutes of questions). There will be an award for the top presentations.  


COVID19 Conference Policy and Precautions:

As a professional scientific organization, we take precautions to protect our conference participants against COVID-19 very seriously. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all attendees take the highest precautions to protect themselves and others at the 2022 national conference, including staying up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, testing (PCR or rapid antigen test) before the conference and wearing a high-quality mask for indoor events. In addition, we will be monitoring the infection rates, potential rise and effects of new variants, and the safety climate up until and throughout the conference very closely and make any changes necessary to keep attendees safe.


For further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with madison@gwis.org.

We look forward to seeing you in June!


Each June, one SDE-GWIS chapter hosts a national conference, drawing members from all over the country to present research, network, and talk about women scientists’ issues. The conference features leadership training, keynote speakers, research poster sessions, career workshops, honorary award presentations, and more!