GEA Conferences

1997: University of Warwick
Conference organisers: Christina Hughes and Rosemary Preston
Plenary speakers included Miriam David and Bronwyn Davies

1999: University of Warwick
Conference organisers: Christina Hughes and Rosemary Preston
Conference theme: Voices in Gender and Education
Plenary speakers included Valerie Walkerdine and Madeleine Arnot (paper ‘Reading and Re-Reading Girls’ Voices: modernity, individualisation, social reproduction’)

2001: Institute of Education, London University
Conference organiser: Diana Leonard
Plenary speakers included Martha Mokgoko

2003: University of Sheffield
Conference organiser: Elaine Millard
Plenary speakers included Jane Kenway and Val Hey
Performance group FAAB – Feminists against academic bollocks were founded at this conference by Jacky Brine, joined by Val Hey and Carole Leathwood (later members included Diane Reay, Cath Lambert and Louise Archer)

 2004: University of Helsinki
Conference organiser: Tuula Gordon

2005: Cardiff University
Conference organisers: Debbie Epstein and Valerie Walkerdine
Conference theme: Gender, Power and Difference
Plenary presenters included Sally Power, Julie McLeod, Tuula Gordon, Fatuma Chege and Michelle Fine

2007: Trinity College, Dublin
Conference organisers: Maryann Valiulis and Deirdre Raftery
Conference theme: Gender Bias, Gender Balance

2009: Institute of Education, London University
Conference organisers: Jessica Ringrose, Heidi Mirza, Deborah Youdell and Miriam David
Conference theme: Regulation and Resistance
Plenary speakers included Deborah Britzman, Raewyn Connell and Grace Livingstone (via video link having been denied an entry visa)

2010: University of Barcelona
Conference organisers: Esther Oliver Perez and colleagues at CREA

2011: University of Exeter
Conference organiser: Alexandra Allan
Conference theme: Gender and Education: Past, Present and Future
Plenary speakers were Carol Dyhouse, Becky Francis, Davina Cooper and Penny Tinkler

2012: University of Gothenburg
Conference organisers: Eva Gannerud and colleagues
Conference theme: Gender and Democracy: Gender Research in Times of Change

2013: London South Bank University
Conference team: Elaine Bauer, Chamion Caballero, Val Gillies, Nicola Horsley, Tracey Reynolds, Shaminder Takhar, Yvonne Robinson, Ria Snowdon and Yvette Taylor
Conference theme: Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections

2014: University of Melbourne
Conference theme: Gender and Education in the Asia-Pacific: Possibilities and Provocations

2015: University of Roehampton
Conference lead: Penny Jane Burke
Conference theme:  Feminisms, Power and Pedagogy

2016:  Linköping University
Conference team: Katarina Eriksson Barajas and Eva Reimers, Linköping University
Conference theme: Gender Equality Matters: Education, Intersectionality and Nationalism

2017: Middlesex University
Conference lead: Jayne Osgood
Countdown to Conference 2017 blog series
Conference #GEAConf2017 Twitter Wakelet curated by Kate Marston, GEA Social Media intern
Conference highlights film

2018: University of Newcastle, Australia
Dates: Sunday 9 to Wednesday 12 December, 2018
Conference Lead: Professor Penny Jane Burke
Organising Committee: Professor Lisa Adkins; Professor Rosalind Gill; and Associate Professor Ros Smith; Dr Julia Coffey and Dr Akane Kanai, along with the broader CEEHE administrative team.
Theme: “Gender, Post-truth Populism and Pedagogies: Challenges and Strategies in a Shifting Political Landscape”
Keynote Speakers: Professor Raewyn Connell; Professor Sondra Hales; Professor Susan Page; and Professor Jane Kenway.
Countdown to Conference 2018 blog series
Check out tweets from GEA Conference 2018 at the University of Newcastle, Australia #GEAConf2018 Wakelet, curated by Dr Jessica Gagnon
Read two excellent blog posts about conference 2018: one by Dr Kara Kennedy blog post and one by Dr Charlotte Morris blog post

2019: University of Portsmouth, UK
Dates: 24-27 June 2019
Conference Leads: Dr Jessica Gagnon and Dr Yuwei Xu
Organising Committee: Nicky Ansell, Dr Sukh Hamilton, Julian Ingle, Dr Terese Jonsson, Dr Phevos Kallitsis, Angel Layer, Dr Martin Myers, Dr Jovana Radulovic, Dr Francesca Salvi
Theme: About face: Identities, In/visibilities, Inequalities, and Intersections in education
Keynote Speakers: Professor Emma Renold, Cardiff University; Professor Heidi Mirza, Goldsmiths, University of London; Professor Deevia Bhana, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Professor Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham
Countdown to Conference 2019 blog series
Check out the Virtual Conference presentations
Read this excellent blog post about conference 2019: blog post by PhD researcher Natasha Richards