What is the No Limits Conference?

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, and open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.

Who can participate?

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.

When is the deadline for proposals?

Friday, February 2, 2024

When is the conference?

Friday, March 8, 2024

How long should presentations be?

No longer than 15 minutes

What is an Institutional Repository? What is OpenSPACES@UNK?

"...a university-based institutional repository is a set of services that a university offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members. It is most essentially an organizational commitment to the stewardship of these digital materials, including long-term preservation where appropriate, as well as organization and access or distribution." -Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information.

OpenSPACES@UNK is the institutional repository (IR) for the University of Nebraska Kearney and serves to collect, preserve, and make visible the intellectual output of the university. The IR is administered by the Calvin T. Ryan Library. OpenSPACES@UNK utilizes a hosted IR software platform, Digital Commons, which features not only scholarly archiving but professional-grade publishing software and management tools to promote and disseminate scholarship.

Posting open access materials to OpenSPACES means the work of the UNK community is available to researchers and other interested parties, at no cost, to contribute to the spread of knowledge and promote innovation. By submitting digital copies of their completed scholarship, students and faculty can provide immediate global access to their work with permanent URLs.