Plenary Address Discussion Forums Available

At the 2006 WPA Conference in Chatanooga, in keeping with the conference themes, our three plenary speakers presented us with perspectives on the past of the organization, and provided us with an overview of some possible opportunities to look out for in the future. Jacqueline Jones Royster asked us to consider the "lessons hopefully learned" over the course of the organization's 30 year history. Chris Anson challenged the membership to increase our focus on the types of research that will give us a firm foundation from which to do (and make public) our work. And Pamela Childers outlined for us the many reasons why collaborations between college and secondary school writing teachers is so crucial. I hope that those of you who were present for these plenary addresses will continue the discussions we began during our breakout groups by adding to this forum your recollections and notes from the breakout groups—archiving our discussions. I hope these forums will also serve as a location to further discuss the issues raised in these plenaries.

Jacqueline Jones Royster:

Chris Anson:

Pamela Childers: