Friday February 7th - Sunday, February 9th

at Rice University


This weekend-long conference, organized in response to the enthusiasm generated by the 1996 and 1999 Rice Women's Conferences, will bring together diverse groups of women from the Rice community: alumnae, undergraduate and graduate students and their families, staff and faculty and friends of Rice.

The weekend will feature a variety of events: a keynote address by a distinguished Rice alumna, lectures by Rice faculty and staff members, panel discussions, and student-led discussion groups on topical issues. Artwork by or about women will be exhibited. On Saturday evening we will host a celebration of women in the performing arts at Rice, featuring music, dramatic pieces, and dance.

The conference will focus throughout on two parallel goals: the showcasing of the substantial accomplishments of Rice women, from faculty research to community and professional leadership; and the encouragement of wide-ranging participation in discussions of gender-related topics. Although the conference focuses on women's issues, all members of the Rice community, men and women, are invited to attend. For program information please go to program information.


Tuition and Enrollment

The cost for the Rice Women's Conference is $100 per person for enrollment on or before January 24, 2003. The late registration fee is $125. Participants can help underwrite the cost of a Rice student's attendance by adding $20 to the registration fee. The registration for students is $20. The enrollment fee covers all sessions, meals, and activities included in the conference schedule. Please contact the conference coordinator for scholarships. Space is limited so register early.


You may register by mail or online for the Rice Women's Conference. To register online by credit card, go to: register for RWC 2003. To register by mail, print out and complete the registration form below and mail it with your check to:



Rice University - MS-30

P. O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77251-1892

To print out the registration form click here: REGISTRATION FORM

Please make checks payable to Rice University. Space is limited so register early



If you have any questions, please contact:

Kathleen Minadeo Johnson

Conference Coordinator

Phone: 713-348-3452


Fax: 713-348-5991


Visitor parking has been consolidated in six lots -- two free and four paid. To help visitors find them easily, new signs, bearing the international "P" symbol, have been posted at the six campus entrances most convenient to these visitor lots -- Entrances 1, 2, 8, 10, 12 & 13 -- and around campus. Surface and Central Underground Garage fees are $1.50 per hour or $7 per day maximum. On Saturday we will have a conference shuttle bus from 8-9 a.m. and after the entertainment. Click here for maps.

Hotel Accommodations

Participants may take advantage of a special hotel rate arranged with the Houston Plaza Hilton of $125 per night plus tax. Please make reservations directly with the hotel and give the reservations clerk the code: RWC. Reservations must be made prior to January 17, 2003, to secure this special rate and ensure room availability.

Contact:Houston Plaza Hilton

6633 Travis

Houston, TX 77030-1308

Tel. 713-314-4000 or 1-800-445-8667

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