No Limits Conference
No Limits is an interdisciplinary student conference on issues related to women, gender, and sexuality and is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Programs at UNO, UNK and UNL. It is held annually in early March and it rotates between the 3 campuses at Lincoln, Kearney, and Omaha.
The conference began in 1993 with a group of dedicated students who wanted to create an unquestionably interdisciplinary conference able to accommodate both traditional and non-traditional topics and presentations. Since that time the conference has remained student-oriented, open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.
Over the decades, No Limits has hosted hundreds of presentations from students and community members involved in Women's and Gender Studies in numerous academic departments and community groups. Further, No Limits encourages creative presentations, including artwork, performances, and the reading of original work.
No Limits has also hosted many renowned scholars, writers, performers and activists, including Lindsey Churchill, Shireen Ghorbani, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Mary S. Hartman, Shireen Roshanravan, Obioma Nnaemeka, Janet Kourany, tatiana de la tierra, Judith Cofer Ortiz, Nomy Lamm, Toi Derricotte, and Lourdes Portillo.
In order to keep this event accessible to all participants, No Limits charges no conference registration fee. It is entirely supported by donations from academic departments and units within the University of Nebraska and the fundraising efforts of student organizations.
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Friday, March 5, 2021
Proposals due Friday, January 29, 2021.
Keynote: WGS Graduates of UNO
Students desiring to present their work at the conference should submit by email to Dr. Karen Falconer al-Hindi the following information:
Subject line of email: "No Limits" and student's last name
In the body of your email, please include:
Student's contact information: Name, university affiliation, mailing address, email, phone.
Faculty mentor contact information: Name, university affiliation, and email address.
Project information: Title and abstract of approximately 250 words describing the project and its significance. Research involving human subjects must have IRB approval.
Biographical statement: Student's major/minor, hometown, academic and/or career goals, and a fun fact. (50 - 75 words)
Format: Indicate whether this will be a paper (20 minutes), poster presentation (48" x 36"), or other format.
Create a file (.doc, .docx, .rtf only, please) with all of the information in the body of the email and attach it to the email.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 29, 2021.