Reminder to register for WPA Conference in July

Only five days remain until the "early bird" conference registration deadline of May 15. If you haven't yet registered for the WPA summer conference and related events at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, July 9-16, now's the time. Online registration is available at . A printable/mailable form is also on the website if you want to pay by check rather than credit card.

On the WPA website, you'll also find information about:

--the WPA workshop, July 9-12
--the Assessment Insititute, July 12
--the Technology Institute, July 12
--housing at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel (book at with group booking code WPA)
--getting to and from Chattanooga

The conference will begin about 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 13, with an opening reception followed by our first plenary talk. The conference concludes Sunday morning, July 16, about 10:00 am. The local committee has opportunities a'plenty for those of you who have late flights out on Sunday or just want to stick around and play for an extra day. Depending on interest, we'll have organized trips to sights around Chattanooga such as civil war battlefields, various museums, a hiking trip, whitewater rafting, and even an excursion to see the local minor league baseball team play on Sunday afternoon.

Please remember that all presenters must register for the conference. If you are on the program and haven't yet registered, you should receive a reminder email in the next few days from Jill Jordan. If you have questions about the *program*, please contact program chair Shirley Rose at If you have questions about *local arrangements*, please get in touch with me at

Please let me know if there's anything the local committee can do to help you plan your trip to Chattanooga. We're looking forward to seeing many of you in July.

For the local committee,

Lauren Ingraham