Doing feminist work requires energy; it creates energies and it can drain energies away. Energies are committed to revolution, resistance and resilience. From the global to the local, feminist work continues to build on the labour of those seen and unseen feminists who preceded us. This labour is often hidden from view, compounded by the inevitable backlash that occurs when dominant structures are challenged and inequalities are brought to the fore.

The 2022 AWGSA Conference celebrates feminist energies, efforts and advocacy taking place across activism, scholarship, praxis and policy. It acknowledges affect, emotion, and fatigue. @AWGSA1 #ActivistEnergies

Key dates

Call for Submission now closed
Notification of acceptance will be 31 August 2022.
Final program
can be downloaded here.

For Call for Submissions information click here.

For information about #ActivistEnergies child/care friendly practices, click here

AWGSA has created a Guide to Ethical Conference Participation (our thanks to Camille Nurka and Suzanne Egan for extensive work on this.

Contact the Conference Committee:

Conference topics

The Conference will be in hybrid mode. Online registrants will have access to all keynotes and keynote panels and will be part of a moderated online stream, facilitating communication and exchange.

There will a Consciousness Raising Room at the Conference to honor activists past and present: we encourage you to bring your feminist activist artefacts for display. Publications also welcome for display.

Keynote speakers

Opening Keynote

Keynote panellists

Click here for information about registration fees.

If you are already an AWGSA member, your membership will be extended by the selected period.

If you cannot attend the conference in person, please contact us so we can change your registration to online attendance.

Accommodation & location

The Conference will be held at the University of Melbourne Parkville campus. Activist Energies is part of the inaugural Congress of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, involving over 20 Academic associations. Registration at the AWGSA Conference, part of the CHASS Congress, will unlock discount accommodation, tourist and other attractions. Conference participants will also have access to co-badged sessions at other Congress conferences. Check out the list of participating Academic Associations here.

Click here for your Welcome to Melbourne guide

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