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WPA Workshop, Institutes, and Conference 2008
Denver, Colorado
Workshop: July 6-9; Institutes: July 10; Conference: July 10-13

"Writing Program Administration and/as Learning"
Conference Chair: Joseph Janangelo, Loyola University Chicago

Local hosts: The University of Denver Writing Program


Call for Proposals

About the Workshop

About the Institutes

Conference Hotel: The Grand Hyatt

Denver in the Summer

Local Host: The University of Denver

Writing Program

Council of Writing Program Administrators

for Information about the program
contact Joseph Janangelo,

for Information about Local Arrangments, contact Doug Hesse,

Now Open!

WPA Program now ONLINE!

Join Colleagues
in the Mile High City

Consider an intimate professional meeting with friends at the foothills of the Rockies, in one of America's most invigorating summer cities. The annual WPA Workshop (a three-day intensive experience for new and renewing WPAs), Institutes (one-day learning experiences led by national experts), and Conference (a highly interactive chance to present your work and interact with other national leaders) will be the heart of our gathering, of course, but there's more.

Everything will take place in thriving downtown Denver, near the bustle of Larimer Square, Writer's Square, the 16th Street Mall, Coors Field, a massive REI store, the world-famous Tattered Cover Bookstore, countless outdoor cafes, brewpubs, and high-end restaurants, and the trendy Lodo district, its lofts, clubs, boutiques, and places to watch Platte River kayakers. Yes, you can see the mountains. It will inevitably be sunny (as it is 300 days a year) and in the upper 80's by day, 50's and 60's by night, with scant humidity.

We'll likely plan an outing to the mountains, and we'll surely offer a surfeit of culture, sports, and entertainment.

The gathering presents a fine stage for side-trips and vacations. Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder (with a summer chautaqua and the Colorado Shakespeare Fest), Red Rocks, Winter Park, Breckenridge, and so on are easy jaunts; Vail and Aspen, not far.  Denver is a great place for partners and family, too. In or adjacent to downtown are Elitch Gardens amusement park, the Denver Art Museum, the Aquarium, the Mint, the Children's musem, the Denver Performing Arts Center (second in size only to the Kennedy), and a gauntlet of stores to test even the most intrepid shoppers.

Denver Logistics

Travel: How do you get from the Denver International Airport (DIA) to the Conference Hotel? Directions to the Grand Hyatt from DIA.

Entertainment: Once you arrive in Denver for the WPA Summer Conference, you'll be amazed at the things to do!
Things to Do in Denver
Restaurant Guide in Denver

Program: Workshop, Institute, and Conference program now online.

Details: WPA Information about the WPA Workshop, Institutes, and Conference are contained in this PDF of Informational Brochure


Page revised by Doug Hesse 4/10/08

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