NCCWSL Agenda

May 26-29, 2021 | College Park, MD

Each year, AAUW invites hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration and networking at our National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

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What to Expect at the Conference

Learn more about the exciting events and speakers you can expect at NCCWSL.

Full Schedule

Skill-building

Workshops & Panels

NCCWSL offers skill-building workshops that are designed to challenge and inspire you to make an impact on your campus and in your community long after you leave the conference.

Who's Recruiting?

Recruitment Fair

Finding your dream job or the perfect grad program can be daunting. NCCWSL brings recruiters from top schools and employers from around the country directly to you!

2018 Keynote Tarana Burke
Life Lessons

Featured Speakers

Get the chance to meet and hear from groundbreaking women working across a range of fields. Past NCCWSL speakers include feminist author Roxane Gay, founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke, and author and global health advocate Chelsea Clinton.

Awarding Greatness

Women of Distinction

Each year, AAUW presents the Woman of Distinction Awards at NCCWSL to recognize women leaders who have made extraordinary accomplishments in their professions or their communities. Past awardees include LGBT activist Sarah McBride, 43rd Treasurer of the US Rosie Rios, first Black female Captain at West Point Simone Askew, and plus-size fashion designer Ashley Nell Tipton.

On the Town

Night Out in DC

Although you’ll be housed at the University of Maryland while you’re at NCCWSL, we want you to have the opportunity to explore the nation’s capital! See the monuments, visit a museum, go shopping in Georgetown, or grab a bite at one of DC’s amazing restaurants — it’s up to you!

Tentative NCCWSL 2021 Schedule

Wednesday, May 26

Time Event Location
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration

La Plata MPR

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dinner

The Diner

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Documentary & Discussion

Doors open at 6:30pm

Hoff Theater

Thursday, May 27

Time Event Location
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

The Diner

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration

La Plata MPR

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Session

Doors open at 8:30am

Grand Ballroom, Stamp

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop Session I

Various, Stamp

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

Various, Stamp

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel Session I

Various, Stamp

3:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Night Out in DC

Friday, May 28

Time Event Location
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

The Diner

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Workshop Session II

Various, Stamp

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking

Various, Stamp

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Session II

Various, Stamp

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Various, Stamp

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Workshop Session III

Various, Stamp

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking

Various, Stamp

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Dinner

The Diner

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

Doors open at 6:30pm

Grand Ballroom, Stamp

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Women of Distinction Awards Reception

Grand Ballroom, Stamp

Saturday, May 29

Time Event Location
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

The Diner

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

Doors open at 8:30am

Grand Ballroom, Stamp

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bus Loop to/from Campus and College Park Metro Station

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