The OpEd Project & UW Women's Studies Consortium seminar, 10 am-5 pm, 3/28, UW Sterling Hall-Room 3401. $425 (scholarships available). RSVP by 3/16: www.theopedproject.org
The OpEd Project: Write to Change the World Core Seminar
This full-day seminar focuses on expertise, thought leadership and impact.
In partnership with:
University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Consortium
UW-Madison Department of Gender and Women's Studies
University of Wisconsin Center for Research on Gender and Women
(two short breaks and one longer lunch break)
3401 Sterling Hall
475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706
This highly interactive day-long seminar will challenge you to think more carefully and more expansively about your knowledge and experience, and why it matters. We will explore the source of credibility; the patterns and elements of powerful evidence-based argument; the difference between being "right" and being effective; how to preach beyond the choir; and how think bigger--so that we can have greater influence and value in the world. You will emerge with a powerful argument for an idea or cause you believe in, and a network of high-level mentors. This seminar is about empowering you to find your voice and make a case for the ideas and causes you believe in--whether in print, online, on TV, before your board of directors, to potential funders or investors, or on the steps of congress. And it is about the collective difference we can all make by doing so.
There will be a happy hour immediately following the seminar from approximately 5:30-7:00 P.M. Invite your friends and colleagues.
$325 Ends 30 days prior
$375 Ends 10 days prior
$425 Regular Registration
Or apply for a
"Pay in Words" scholarship
Who should attend?
The seminar is open to all participants age 18 or over (we may make exceptions for mature younger participants on a case-by-case basis). Our main focus is on under-represented voices (especially women), although we welcome everyone (including men). Our programs are equally powerful for those with or without publishing or professional writing experience. If you'd like to bring The OpEd Project to your university, nonprofit, conference, community organization or company, contact us .
Are Men Allowed to Participate?
The immediate focus of our mission is on increasing the range of voices we hear from in the world, especially women's voices. Our purpose is not to exclude men. In fact, there are men on our Advisory Board and over a third of our Mentor-Editors are men. That's because we think everyone loses when so many of our best voices and ideas--including women's voices and ideas--are missing. This is an everyone project and we think that men are a part of the solution, not the problem.
Therefore: we welcome men to join our programs, so long as they have demonstrated a commitment to our mission to increase the diversity of voices in public debate--especially women's voices.