No Limits Conference 2024

logo for the no limits conference, a rainbow of colors surrounding a white circle that reads no limits 2023 reflecting on the past, envisioning the future unk women gender and ethnic studiesWhat is the No Limits Conference? Who Can Participate?

No Limits is an interdisciplinary student conference on issues related to women, gender, and sexuality and is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Programs at UNO, UNK, and UNL. It is held annually in early March, and it rotates between the 3 campuses at Lincoln, Kearney, and Omaha.

The conference began in 1993 with a group of dedicated students who wanted to create an unquestionably interdisciplinary conference able to accommodate both traditional and non-traditional topics and presentations. Since that time the conference has remained student-oriented, open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.

Over the decades, No Limits has hosted hundreds of presentations from students and community members involved in Women's and Gender Studies in numerous academic departments and community groups. Further, No Limits encourages creative presentations, including artwork, performances, and the reading of original work.

No Limits Conference 2024

Building Communities, Resisting Oppressions
Hosted by UNO

March 8, 2024

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Milo Bail Student Center

Paper Submission Portal

Call for Papers/ Proposals

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Women and Gender Studies Program (WGS) welcomes submissions for the 2024 No Limits Student Research Conference.

The past few years have seen an extraordinary shift in our nation’s politics and culture, both positive and negative. For example, the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court has injected additional urgency into both scholarship and activism. There have been certain gains in LGBTQ+ rights, but we have also witnessed backlash from state and local governments. Both in the US and globally, women’s economic status and health declined during the COVID-19 crisis and have not rebounded. This year’s conference theme invites graduate and undergraduate students to explore the implications of these changes and challenges.

Not all presentations need to address the conference theme, though they should focus on issues of interest within women, gender, and sexuality studies. All disciplinary approaches (the sciences, social sciences, humanities, etc.) and perspectives (global, national, or local) are welcome! We also invite proposals for special sessions, roundtables, and workshops. Please get in touch with the conference organizers for additional instructions (

Submission Instructions (by 5 Feb 2024)

  • Select Submit Your Abstract, which will take you to EasyChair
  • Create an EasyChair account (if you don’t have one already)
  • Submit your proposal!

Be sure to include the following with your submission:

  • Title of your paper/proposal
  • 150–300-word abstract (or description of creative project)
  • Your institutional affiliation and email address

All presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes (be sure to time yourself!).

Questions? No Limits 2024 Contact

Dr. David Peterson
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Nebraska-Omaha