Free Registration for “Heritage and Hope” Conference Now Available to Bryn Mawr Students, Faculty and Staff

Posted September 9th, 2010 at 3:48 pm.

As part of Bryn Mawr College’s 125th anniversary, the College will host an international conference celebrating the empowering heritage of women’s education and charting a course for its future titled “Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context.”

To Register for Free Events

To register, complete the online registration form. Click “yes” where asked for accommodations or special dietary needs, and in the dialog box that appears, indicate that you are a member of the College community. When the payment page appears, simply disregard it: once you have clicked “submit,” you have registered. If you have any questions or difficulties with registering, please contact Nita Forgnone at or x7503.

Faculty, staff members, and students of Bryn Mawr College are invited to attend the moderated panel presentations and to participate in the facilitated discussions at no charge; however, registration is required by Monday, Sept. 20. To attend any of the lunches or dinners, including the event featuring Melanne Verveer at the Franklin Institute, paid registration is required by Friday, Sept. 17.

During the conference, distinguished international scholars and experts, presidents of women’s institutions around the globe, and NGO leaders will examine issues of educational access, equity, and opportunity in secondary schools and universities in the United States and around the world. Conference speakers and participants will join together in facilitated discussion groups to explore how women’s colleges, girls’ schools, and myriad social and educational initiatives in the U.S. and abroad can advance opportunity for girls and women.

In addition to the panel presentations and the facilitated discussions, the conference will feature keynote addresses by New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nicholas Kristof, author with his wife Sheryl WuDunn of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide; and Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues.

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