New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference In Gender Studies Program

Location: McKenna Hall

New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies




New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference In Gender Studies Program

New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference In Gender Studies Poster


All presenters must be registered before Friday, April 6.


The conference will take place at the Notre Dame Conference Center in McKenna Hall, with a Friday early-evening reception at nearby Saint Mary’s College.


Check-in will be open from 8:30–9:00am on Friday, April 27.


Panels will run from 9am–5pm on Friday and 9am–4pm on Saturday. It is our expectation that participants be present for the entire conference in order to facilitate a robust, extended conversation. A detailed schedule of events, panels, and presenters will be made available in early April.


There is no fee for attending the conference, which is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring guests to the panels and to the Friday reception!


Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served to presenters on Friday and Saturday, with additional snacks available to all (including guests) at the Friday reception. If you have dietary restrictions or safety concerns, please note them where indicated on your registration form.


Conference attendees are responsible for finding their own dinner on Friday evening. There are several places nearby to eat: a pub in the Morris Inn opposite the conference center, several restaurants on Eddy Street just south of campus, and a few more in the Duncan Student Center. We also encourage you to explore the city of South Bend if you are able, including the restaurants of downtown South Bend, about two miles from the conference center.


Lodging: We are not able to provide accommodations for conference attendees, but can recommend options on and close to campus (see list below). If you would like to be connected with fellow presenters who may be interested in sharing lodging, please contact me at



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These hotels are very close to the conference center:


  • The Morris Inn (on ND's campus, adjacent to the conference center)
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites (0.6 miles from the conference center)
  • Ivy Court Inn and Suites (0.8 miles)


These hotels are close to campus, but not walking distance:


  • The Inn at Saint Mary's (1.2 miles)
  • Microtel Inn (1.5 miles)
  • Holiday Inn Express (1.7 miles)
  • Double Tree Hotel, downtown South Bend (1.9 miles)
  • Waterford Estates Lodge (2.3 miles)
  • Comfort Suites (2.3 miles)


Sacred Heart Parish on Notre Dame’s campus has a limited number of beds in shared dormitory-style rooms available for $25-35 per bed per night. To apply for one of these spaces, you must fill out a reservation request form and indicate that you are visiting campus for the New Directions Conference, sponsored by the Notre Dame Gender Studies Program. 


Thank you to the following for their support of the Conference: 

Department of American Studies
Department of Anthropology
Department of English
Department of Irish Language and Literature
Department of Political Science
Department of Psychology
Institute for Latino Studies
John J. Reilly Center - STV (Science, Technology, Values)
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies