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Title IX will be focus of annual Women’s Leadership Conference

LEWISTON, Idaho ­– Proposals for those interested in putting together a workshop or session, or speaking at the 5th annual Lewis-Clark State College Women’s Leadership Conference are now being accepted.

The conference is scheduled for March 4, 2022, and will focus on “Celebrating 50 years of Title IX: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.” Passed in 1972, Title IX is legislation designed to protect people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities. The conference will be centered on how changes in society and law have provided expanded opportunities for women and girls in leadership, careers, sports and activities. The conference will consider how women have responded to increased leadership responsibilities and how changes in education have shifted expectations and removed some barriers.

Speakers and workshops are being sought to reflect on how Title IX and increased opportunities for women’s education access and leadership have transformed women’s roles in politics, education, communities and the workplace. Proposals should be emailed to Amy Canfield, a history professor in the LC State Social Sciences Division, at [email protected]. The deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 15.

As of today, the conference is scheduled to employ a hybrid format with both in-person and online components. It is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with an opening speaker, four 50-minute breakout sessions (panels, workshops and talks), a keynote speaker, and a speaker to wrap it all up. Organizers are hoping to have the format finalized around Jan. 15.

The conference is open to everyone regardless of gender. Registration will open in January.

For more information on the event, visit or email Canfield.