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

Sponsorship Information

Dear Colleagues,
Given the tough economy, WPA wants to help the wonderful publishers who do such fine work for our profession. To this end, we are reducing prices for the 2009 WPA conference. Below are the 2008 rates for a booth and for program ads, followed by the 2009 rates.

Typically, Program Ads are:
Two page spread: $150
Full page: $100
Half page: $ 75

2009 rates (reduced by 50%):
Two page spread: $75
Full page: $50
Half page: $37.00

Booths typically cost $75.00 per day. For 2009, we will ask that for-profit presses pay $75 total and that non-profit presses pay what they can "on the honor system."

We all hope that this will make things a bit easier for each of you this year. We appreciate your support, and hope these cost reductions help you in the important work you do.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Joe, Linda, Duane.

Event Sponsorships during the Conference
Thursday Banquet: $4000
Saturday Night Social: $3000
Morning Breaks (Fri or Sat): $1200
Afternoon Breaks (Fri or Sat): $1200

Note: If you choose to sponsor an event, we will provide complimentary exhibit space and advertising in the program. Partial sponsorships are also an option. We will be happy to discuss these possibilities or other ways that you might take part in this year’s event.

We would also like to provide participants with conference bags containing notebooks, pens, water bottles and other items to enhance their visit. We would greatly appreciate materials donated for these hospitality packets.

To make arrangements for exhibits, ads, or event sponsorship, please contact:

Minneapolis Sculpture GardenMinneapolis Sculpture Garden
Walker Art Museum

Kirsten Jamsen
WPA Local Arrangements Committee
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Phone: 612.625.5355