7th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference
“Moving the Dial” in Weight Stigma Research and Resistance
This year’s theme focuses on new research and theoretical contributions that move the dial on weight stigma and how to resist it. The two-day interdisciplinary program will cover the entire weight stigma research spectrum—from basic, to applied, to clinical, to policy—and feature an outstanding roster of international speakers and local experts. We encourage abstracts that offer novel and fresh insights and/or address existing gaps and open questions on how to bridge research and practice in this field, and challenge and resist weight stigma.
About the Weight Stigma Conference
The Weight Stigma Conference is an inter-disciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., public health, government and public policy, psychology, medicine, sociology, anthropology, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, business, law, activism, and the lay public) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice around the issue of weight stigma.
Weight Stigma Conference Bursary Fund
The Weight Stigma Conference is a not-for-profit event. The conference is funded by registration fees and a small number of sponsors whose support has made this event possible. In order to make the conference more accessible, we try to offer a small number of full and partial bursaries to people who might otherwise not be able to attend, but there is never enough funding to give a bursary to everyone who needs one. Since 2016, we have been crowdsourcing the conference Bursary Fund, and your generosity allowed us to provide seven bursaries to the 2016 WSC in Vancouver, six full and two partial bursaries to the 2017 WSC in Prague and 10 bursaries and two travel awards to the 2018 WSC in Leeds. We hope to repeat that success this year. We’d also like to get the fundraising rolling a little earlier this year, which will make planning much easier for the recipients.
There are several ways that you can donate to the Bursary Fund. The simplest is to use the button below to pay via PayPal. This is our preferred option as there are fewer fees and charges involved at our end, and more of your donations can go toward the bursaries.
We have also set up a GoFundMe page for the 2019 Bursary Fund.
Alternatively, you can contact us to discuss other arrangements or to explore other sponsorship options. All funds raised via these methods are ring-fenced for bursaries and will not be used for anything else. Thank you again for your generosity in helping us make this possible.
Information about previous conferences, including conference brochure and abstract books, and speaker slides, is available here.
A special thank you to our 2018 Gold and Platinum sponsors, Frontiers journals and Leeds Beckett University. For a full list of sponsors, or to see how you can support the Weight Stigma Conference, click here.
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