Join Us Virtually this November 4-7, 2021

The organizing committee is pleased to present the the 46th Annual WiG Virtual Conference, November 4-7, 2021. We will use Whova, a web-based platform, to present the conference. More information about WiG conferences in general is available at our website.

Keynote Speaker: Sharon Dodua Otoo is an award-winning author based in Berlin. Her first two novellas, written in English the things i am thinking while smiling politely (2012) and Synchronicity (2014) were translated into German by Mirjam Nuenning. In 2016, she received the Ingeborg Bachmann prize for her short story “Herr Gröttrup setzt sich hin.” Her first novel, Adas Raum, was published in 2021. Additionally, Sharon Dodua Otoo is an editor, essayist, and activist. She served on the board of directors of the Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland for several years. On her website she writes: “I typically describe myself as a Black British mother, activist, author and editor. Black is deliberately written with a capital B.” 

Whova Platform Overview: The 46th Annual WiG Virtual Conference, platform – Whova. Registered attendees will receive instructions to access Whova upon completing registration. You may select to access Whova through a mobile app and/or a desk top or web app for your convenience. The platform provides opportunity for virtual engagement between attendees, speakers and organizers as well as a level of security for online presentations. In addition, attendees, speakers and organizers will be able to access information, address any topics and/or questions for up to 3 months after the conference.

Before registering please ensure that your WiG membership is current. Visit the following link to the membership page to renew or join: