Conference Chair:
Joseph Janangelo

For program, workshop, or institute questions:
Linda-Adler Kassner

For local arrangements questions:
Tim Gustafson

For more information about the WPA:
WPA Home

2009 WPA Local Hosts:

U of M - Twin Cities
Dept. of Writing Studies
MnSCU -
Minnesota State
Colleges & Universities
College of Liberal Arts Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Conference Hotel

The conference will be held at the Radisson University Hotel - at 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. The hotel is on the edge of the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, next to one of the largest student shopping and eating districts around the University.

We encourage you to support WPA by staying in the conference hotel; we have reserved a block of rooms and must fill this block in order to make the conference viable.

When making a room reservation via the Radisson web site, be sure to enter "CWPA" in the “Promotional Code” field to get the conference room rate of $119.00 per night. The steps to reserve online are:

  1. Go to the www.radisson.com/univ_minneapolis web site.
  2. Select your check-in and check-out dates under "Check Rates and Availability."
  3. Click "Go."
  4. You will see rooms and prices listed. However, to get the conference rate of $119, enter "CWPA" in the "Promotional Code" in the right column under "Search for Special Rates".
  5. You will then see options listed at the conference rate of $119.
    Click "Select" and proceed.

When making your reservation by phone, identify yourself as a participant of the WPA Conference. To get the conference rate, call (800) 333-3333 or the Radisson Hotel directly at 612-379-8888 and mention the Council of Writing Program Administrators, or promotional code "CWPA."