VOCAL, VIRAL, VISIONARY
March 1st-5th, 2021
The Women's Symposium was created in 1966 as a part of the University's Fiftieth Anniversary celebration by the late Emmie V. Baine, Dean of Women at SMU from 1962 to 1988. The Symposium is the longest continuously running program of its nature in the country and one of SMU's oldest and most distinguished traditions.
The annual forum brings together women and men of differing ages and multicultural backgrounds to examine and discuss topics of national interest. The Symposium is a product of a year's work by joint committees of students, faculty, and community leaders. The program features nationally recognized speakers as well as topical seminars and workshops conducted by students, community leaders, and SMU faculty and staff.
This is the 56th Annual Women’s Symposium and to celebrate this year, we will be hosting a week-long program inspired by our theme Vocal, Viral, Visionary. In choosing this theme, we want to explore the impact of social media in our lives and its impact on women specifically. We want to peel back the layers and really look at all the ways that social media has dominated our lives for better and for worse. We are so excited to share this platform and space to be able to host these important conversations. See the schedule and register here.