Summer Meeting 2018

Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 

  • August 11, 2018 – August 13, 2018
  • Philadelphia, PA

Draft of Program:

Click Here: May 25, 2018 Summer 2018 Program Draft, Microsoft Word (May 25, 2018)

Click Here: May 25, 2018 Summer 2018 Program Draft, PDF (May 25, 2018)

Awards Banquet Scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Breakfast with Scholars is scheduled for Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 9:30-10:30


The SWS Summer Meeting Program is a great place to advertise your book, program, or even a message of congratulations. Your sponsorship is a great opportunity to gain the attention of the meeting attendees. We make our program available in print and online.

Publishers, Departments, and Programs are encouraged to share any new or existing books or programs through the sponsorship of the SWS Summer Meeting Program. Payment in full is due to formally reserve your space. Please send your camera-ready image as a .jpeg or .pdf no later than July 15, 2018 to Barret Katuna at:

Acknowledgement Size Dimensions  (hxw) – Price – Non-profit/For-profit Color
Full 8.5×5.5 $250/300 Black/white
Half 4.25x 5.5 $150/200 Black/white
Quarter 4.25×2.75 $100/150 Black/white
Back page inside 8.5×5.5 $350/400 Black/white
Back page outside 8.5×5.5 $450/500 Full Color

SWS Summer Meeting Program Submissions

The form for SWS Summer Meeting Program Submissions for Roundtables and to apply to host a Breakfast With Scholars table is now open. The system opens today, April 11, 2018 and will close on May 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm ESTNo submissions will be accepted after May 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST

Please circulate this to others who are not yet SWS Members. You do not need to be an SWS Member to submit, but you do need to be an SWS Member to participate if your paper is chosen.

Please note that the times given for the Roundtables and Breakfast With Scholars are still tentative. I am working on putting the final touches on the schedule now.

The official dates of the SWS Summer Meeting are: Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Monday, August 13, 2018


History of Breakfast with Scholars:

Breakfast with Scholars (BWS) was created some years ago by student members of SWS who sought to provide a low-stakes forum for junior and senior scholars to meet during the Meetings. Since that time, Breakfast with Scholars has taken shape in the form of an informal breakfast roundtable session held the second or third day of the conference. There, students and junior scholars congregate around themed tables co-organized by Student Caucus volunteers, who invite 2-3 scholars to be featured in the discussion. Usually, these scholars are asked to attend due to their work in the area(s) related to the theme of the table. During breakfast, the scholars typically share their research or other insights while in dialogue with folks in attendance. Through this process, the scholars help advance the SWS mission, especially its concern for advancing feminist research, mentorship, networking, and professionalism. It is also a great way for more seasoned SWSers to create a welcoming atmosphere for newer members.