Media Credentials

Women's Worlds 2011 (WW 2011) will provide a rich and unique opportunity for journalists to engage with researchers from around the world with experiences ranging from academia to grassroots - all of whom are focused on women's equality and women's rights.

We are accepting applications for media credentials: please fill out this simple online form.

The Media Lounge -- Room 2130 Desmarais Building (University of Ottawa) -- will be open between 9am-5pm on 3 July, and between 8am-8pm from 4-7 July. Accredited media can pick up approved credentials here within those hours.

An interview room is available by reservation in the Media Lounge or by request to

What media can expect at WW 2011:

  • 16 world-class keynote speakers addressing four plenary sessions: Breaking Cycles, Breaking Ceilings, Breaking Barriers, Breaking Ground
  • over 300 presenters conveying research and analysis on women's issue from a range of geographic and demographic perspectives
  • advance and on-site support from a crack team of media concierges to track down interview targets, scope out topics of interest, and tend to the media lounge

A preliminary media kit is available online, as is the official program and congress schedule. An evolving set of presenter profiles appears in our online "Storybook". A package of media-tailored abstracts will be available by late May. The full official congress program is expected to be online by early June.

If you are interested in gaining access to a diversity of minds and experiences from around the world on women's issues, women's equality, and women's rights, then make plans to attend Women's Worlds 2011. Apply for media credentials through this handy online form.

Whether you plan to WW 2011 in person or remotely, our online media room is your go-to source for up-to-the-minute information about programming, presenters, and announcements.

Contact our media relations associate, Caitlin Kealey, anytime for support : or