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WPA 2010, Conversations Toward Action (July 15-18 in Philadelphia) - Ready for Proposals!!

WPA 2010 is ready for your proposals, and conference registration is open! Visit the conference home page: http://www.drexel.edu/wpa2010/ for full details on how to submit proposals and/or to register. See you in Philadelphia!

Draft Program Schedule for 2012 CWPA Conference in Albuquerque

Here is the 5/11/12 draft version of the printed program for the 2012 CWPA conference in Albuquerque. As you will notice, the program is packed this year. If you notice any issues, please email Duane Roen (duane.roen@asu.edu) and Margaret Munson (margaret.munson@asu.edu) no later than Tuesday, May 15, at noon.


Coming Together: WPA Conference, Breakfast, and Shared Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing

As WPAs, we know how important it is to build connections with others in our programs, on our campuses, and with our colleagues. CWPA has four great opportunities to make new connections and reconnect with old friends coming up.

WPA 2010 Program (pdf, draft) for your perusal!

Five days until WPA 2010 begins! If you're planning to attend (or still trying to decide if you will), a pdf of the conference program is attached to this message. You'll find fabulously interesting sessions included (see the previous post for more on this) and over 300 of our liveliest, most interesting, most engaging colleagues! It's going to be a great event... hope to see you there!


WPA 2010, Conversations Toward Action -- It's almost here!

WPA 2010 begins just about 10 days from now! If you’re joining over 325 of our fabulous, engaging, interesting, and lively colleagues in Philadelphia at the Society Hill Sheraton, you’re in for a fabulous conference.

“Linda,” you might ask, “what makes you say so?”

So glad you’ve asked!

WPA 2010 will be our largest conference ever, which means more of our fabulous colleagues in one location. In addition, you’ll find:


WPA Conference

CWPA hosts its annual conference during the summer each year. The WPA conference brings together researchers and teachers with interests in postsecondary writing instruction and program direction. The conference features research-based presentations and conversation starters that raise issues relevant to audiences inside and outside of the academy.


Conference Kickoff

As I write this in my office in Michigan, some numbers I think about:

  • The WPA workshop is about to kick off its first full day in Minneapolis, where Chris Anson and Carol Rutz will work with 30 incredibly lively, smart, interested participants

  • About 260 people are preparing to arrive for the WPA conference, which begins on Thursday, where they’ll talk with incredibly smart, interested, engaged, colleagues

  • About 1500 – maybe more! – people are reading through WPA listserv posts as they settle into their days

Registration form for WPA 2009 - send or bring to the conference

If you haven't yet registered for WPA 2009, complete this form and send it to Tim Gustafson (address below) or bring with you to the conference. Registration fees must now be paid by check. Thanks!

Tim Gustafson
Associate Director, First-Year Writing Program
Department of Writing Studies
University of Minnesota
150C Wesbrook Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0731 Fax: 612-624-3617