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
Minnesota State
Colleges & Universities
College of Liberal Arts Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Call for Proposals

Radisson University Hotel
Minneapolis, MN
July 16-19, 2009

Proposals are due no later than May 1. Proposals submitted by March 23 will receive expedited review, and you should expect to hear a decision on your proposal by April 7th. Authors of proposals submitted after March 23 will be notified after May 1. Submitting Your Proposal to WPA 2009.

The conference will begin Thursday evening, July 16 with a banquet and opening plenary talk, and continue through Sunday morning, July 19. We invite proposals for individual presentations, panels, workshops, forums roundtables and other sessions addressing the conference theme, "Discerning WPAs: Discourse/Diversity/Accountability.” We welcome your creativity in addressing the conference themes. Please contact me with any questions or ideas you have about addressing the theme.

WPA also invites attendees to prepare poster presentations or other exhibits of their programs' special initiatives, research projects, or signature areas. To allow conference attendees to begin planning as soon as possible, review of proposals for individual presentations, concurrent session panels, roundtables, poster sessions, and multimedia presentations will occur on a rolling basis after February 15, with notifications also sent on that basis. Proposals received after March 23 will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Our goal is to continue the rich conversations that we experience as WPAs – about discourse, diversity, accountability, and other important aspects of our work lives. We invite you to join us in July to work with in community with other scholars on these compelling issues and questions. Contact me if you need anything. See you in Minneapolis!


Joe Janangelo, Program Chair
President, Council of Writing Program Administrators
Loyola University Chicago