WeightStigmaConf 2018 Bursary Fund

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Dear friends,

2018 will see the Annual International Weight Stigma Conference reach 5 years old and the sixth annual event. The conference will be held on June 18 and 19, 2018, in Leeds, UK. If you want to learn more about the conference or sign up to be notified of updates on themes, speakers, and abstract submission, visit: Stigmaconference.com.

The Weight Stigma Conference is run by a group of volunteers. We don’t want any payment or profit from what we do, but we do want to make the conference more affordable/accessible to attend for others. The conference registration fees for 2018 is £130. We try and keep costs as low as possible, but there are always some people who wouldn't be able to make it without financial assistance.

In 2016 we tried crowdfunding for the first time and you helped us to raise 2000 Canadian dollars – enough to fund seven bursaries for the 2016 Weight Stigma Conference in Vancouver. In 2017, you raised £1300  and funded six full and two partial bursaries. We'd love to be able to do that again.

Please help us make our conference more accessible! ALL of the money raised through this process will go toward bursaries for people who might otherwise not be able to attend. We will be 100% transparent about how the money is allocated.

If you are unable to donate money, please donate your time and help spread the word by reaching out to other possible donors. And if you know of any corporate or other interests who may be interested in sponsoring or advertising at the event, please do get in touch.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Your organising committee

PS. If you are attending the conference this year, you can also make a donation through the registration page.
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The 2018 WSC Bursary Fund campaign is now closed. Thank you again to all who made a donation.

The 2019 WSC Bursary Fund campaign can be accessed at https://www.gofundme.com/wsc2019. Ideally, we aim to raise bursary funds as early as possible so that people can learn in good time if their applications have been successful and make travel plans. Please do visit the page and share widely.

Angela Meadows & The Conference Team
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On behalf of the WSC team and delegates, I'd like to thank everyone who made a donation to this year's campaign. Using a combination of donations and sponsorship, we were able to offer twelve bursaries and two travel awards this year. This is the most yet and means that 14 people were able to come who otherwise wouldn't have been able to. Most of them also had work to present, so we all benefited from your generosity.

Thank you again. To see most of the presentations from this year's event, visit: https://stigmaconference.com/leeds-2018/

Angela Meadows
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