Get Even More out of NCCWSL with Conference Add-ons

Whether you want a head start on making friends and connections in our nation’s capital or an insider’s view on potential careers, these add-on activities are the best way to take your NCCWSL experience to the next level. All activities take place on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

NCCWSL 2015 attendees pose for a photo in front of the group portrait monument to the pioneers of the woman suffrage movement Great during their pre-con tour of the United States Capitol building.

NCCWSL 2015 attendees in front of the women’s suffrage monument during a tour of the U.S. Capitol. Photo via Kylie on Twitter

How do I sign up for an add-on activity?

When you register for NCCWSL, you will also be able to register for one of the available add-on options.

Does it cost extra?

Yes. The cost for add-on activities covers transportation, materials, and staff time. Provided that space is available, national scholarship recipients are eligible to participate in an add-on activity at no cost.

How does an add-on work?

On Thursday afternoon you will either attend an add-on at the University of Maryland campus or take a bus from campus to your tour destination. For those going off campus, a bus will pick you up once your tour is over and bring you back.

What add-on activities are available?

See below for a list of the 2017 options.

2017 Add-On Activities

Brush Up on Your Military Herstory

This NCCWSL experience gives you a panoramic view of Washington, D.C., and an in-depth look at the only major national memorial honoring all servicewomen. At the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, you’ll explore the Exhibit Gallery, the Hall of Honor, and the Court of Valor. From there you can view any of the 250,000 digitized stories of servicewomen at the memorial or add your own story to the register by interviewing the family, friends, and neighbors of military women.

So You Want to Work in Politics

Don’t miss this chance to see where the action takes place! Join a women-focused tour of the U.S. Capitol and learn how to begin and pursue a career in advocacy, politics, and policy making from a panel of women who work for senators and representatives on Capitol Hill. Make sure to dress presentably and wear comfortable walking shoes.

There’s a Reason It’s the First Amendment

Journalists, history buffs, news junkies, and lawyers in the making will love this up-close and personal look at the Newseum, a 250,000-square-foot museum of all things news. You’ll learn about photography ethics in a workshop led by Newseum staff and then put those new skills to good use as you engage in real-life case studies where you’ll face the same decisions that photojournalists and editors do. You’ll also have time to explore the permanent collection of news history.

Portrait Conversations

Travel through the National Portrait Gallery’s broad and diverse collection! Attendees will compare and contrast visual elements in portraits across different historical eras, paying particular attention to differences in style and media and to the variety of historical contributions represented.

The Revolution Is Happening: Create Zines to Promote Social Change

By popular demand, we have expanded last year’s workshop into a two-hour activity! Zines are self-published, low-cost, small-circulation publications. Self-publishing is a radical way for people to create their own cultures, make their voices heard, and promote change. Learn how women throughout history have used zines as an entry point to activism, a way to create a space for resistance, and a tool for social justice. During this hands-on activity we will work together to create a collective zine. Why let the media tell your story when you can do it yourself?

AAUW Start Smart: Get Ready to Ask for What You’re Worth

One year after college graduation, women working full time typically are paid just 82 percent of what their male counterparts are paid. Negotiating salaries is a challenge for women at all stages of their careers because women are less likely than men to ask for the pay they deserve, but negotiation can be even more daunting for women who are making their first forays into the workforce. The AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshop will teach you everything you need to know to approach the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills you need to negotiate a fair salary and benefits package..

AAUW Work Smart: Don’t Leave Money on the Table (for Campus Professionals Only)
No Cost

At the current rate of change, the gender pay gap won’t close until 2152! Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid. But by learning to recognize your value and ask for the salary you’re worth, you can start closing that pay gap right now. This AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshop, designed for campus professionals, will prepare you to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages for new jobs as well as raises and promotions.