The International Conference on Masculinities in New York

New York

Mar 06 2015 - Mar 08 2015

The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities will host the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, in New York City. The Conference will take place from March 5th to March 8th 2015.

For the International Conference on Masculinities, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities has partnered with the American Men’s Studies Association, and the MenEngage Alliance to build opportunities for dialogue, critique and inspiration across three days of presentations, panels, workshops, and trainings.

The twin goals of the conference are:
– To infuse men’s activism in support of gender justice with the rigor and insights of the most up-to-date research; and
– To increase cooperation and ties between academic researchers who address various gender issues, and feminist activists, practitioners, and advocates.

The conference will discuss issues relating to men and boys, from boys’ healthy development and education to fatherhood; from balancing work and family life to men’s friendships; from promoting men’s health to supporting women’s reproductive rights; and from joining the global struggle against men’s violence against women, sexual assault, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices to engaging men in policies to promote gender equality in education, employment, social life, and the political arena.

Some basic themes of the conference will include:
– boys’ healthy development and education;
– involved fatherhood;
– balancing work and family life;
– men’s friendships;
– promoting men’s health, reducing health risks and HIV, and supporting women’s reproductive health and rights;
– joining the global struggle against men’s violence against women, sexual assault, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices;
– engaging men in policies to promote gender equality in education, employment, social life, and the political arena.

Presentations can cover research, policy, interventions, and activist work. Presentation formats may include: 3 -5 person panels, short one-person talks (with Q-&-A), workshops, films, art, poster presentations, informal roundtable discussions, music, and performances.

We will accept formal academic papers but at the conference we will ask that presenters not read papers but to be more informal and interactive, within the context of language possibilities. The premium at each session will be on discussion.

The working language will be English. Sessions completely in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Chinese may be accepted but the conference unfortunately cannot provide the resources for translation.

Conference costs will be kept low to enable widespread participation, and some limited financial support may be available to those in need, especially from the Global South.

The Deadline for Proposal Submission was November 20th 2014.

For more information visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/csmm/conference/General%20Conf%20Information.html

Conference Hotel

The 2015 Conference will take place at:

The Roosevelt Hotel New York

45 East 45th Street, New York, NY

https://www.theroosevelthotel.com

To take advantage of the conference hotel rate, please follow this link:

https://www.reservations-page.com/C00268/H01416/be.ashx?pc=CCE

If you would like to request pre- or post-conference dates (outside of the registration link dates), please email your reservation request to abodner@rooseveltnyc.com

Registration

http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/csmm/conference/Registration.html

Early registration will run from November 25th, 2014 to January 15th, 2015. Those who register during this time will pay the following:

Students: $100.00 USD
Registrants from the Global South: $100.00 USD
All other registrants: $200.00 USD

Regular Registration: After January 15th, 2015, registrants will pay the following:

Students: $150.00 USD
Registrants from the Global South: $150.00 USD
All other registrants: $300.00 USD

Registration includes breakfast on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th. Registrants will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for a banquet on the night of Friday, March 6th for an additional $30.00 USD per person.

Schedule & Program

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, March 5th (evening): Opening Plenary

Friday, March 6th: Concurrent Sessions & Plenaries

Saturday, March 7th: Concurrent Sessions & Plenaries

Sunday, March 8th: Closing Plenary & Business Meetings

Travel

As one of the world’s major hubs, New York City has numerous travel options. It is served by three major airports and all major national and international airlines. Click on your arrival airport below to view travel options into the city.
LaGuardia (LGA)
John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
Newark Liberty International (EWR)
By rail, AMTRAK arrives with 14 routes in downtown Manhattan at Penn Station, 234 West 31st Street.

About New York City

New York is in North America’s Eastern Time Zone with Eastern Daylight Savings Time beginning on March 8, 2015. The average temperatures for the conference dates are highs of 44º (7º C) and lows of 29º (-2º C).

The attractions of New York are immense and its cultural attractions changing regularly. So, “seeing” New York in one visit is impossible. For many people, the must-sees include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums, and Broadway shows. Explore off the beaten path with visits to The Cloisters, the Tenement Museum, or one of the city’s libraries. Indulge in the bohemian shops of the West Village or the fine dining of the Upper West Side. For more information, click here.