WPA 2010 - Preliminary information and more coming soon!

WPA 2010: Conversations Toward Action: Very preliminary information (full site coming 2/2010)

WPA 2010 will take place in Philadelphia, PA. The conference web site, which will include:

  • the call for proposals
  • conference registration costs
  • additional information

will be ready by February, 2010.

A complete web site for the conference is coming soon - but in response to several requests, some preliminary information appears below. At the conference, CWPA is eager to welcome the voices of people who participate in "writing program administration" writ large and who engage in myriad ways in the research associated with it. The 2010 Call for Proposals, which will be published in February, will outline a number of session types that we hope people will find inviting and exciting.


July 11-14: WPA Workshop

Carol Rutz (Carleton College) and Irwin (Bud) Weiser (Purdue University), facilitators

July 14: WPA Institutes

Making Connections/Building Alliances: Working with the Media to Support our Writing Programs

Darsie Bowden (DePaul University), Dominic Delli Carpini (York College of PA), and Erik Peterson (Wellstone Action), facilitators

The Revolution Will be (Live) in the Writing Center: Making Community Connections Through the Center

Hannah Ashley (West Chester University of PA) and David Jolliffe (University of Arkansas)

Getting Serious about Social Media: Starting a Conversation about Writing Programs & Lifelong Learning in Writing

Bill Hart-Davidson and Jeff Grabill, both of Michigan State University

July 15-18: WPA Conference!

Keynote speakers: Keith Gilyard, Pennsylvania State University (July 15)

Michael Delli Carpini, The Annenberg School/University of Pennsylvania (July 16)

Joe Janangelo, Loyola University-Chicago (July 17)

Conference Hotel: Society Hill Sheraton. Rooms will be roughly $190/night single or double

Registration Costs: Will be determined before the conference web site is posted. However, we are making every effort to keep registration costs rougly in line with WPA 2009 costs. NOTE: These are the 2009 costs and are listed here ONLY as a point of reference. We can't guarantee that the costs will be *exactly* the same.

Workshop only - $650 (includes 8 meals)

Institute only, $140 (includes lunch)

Conference only, $295 (includes 7 meals)

Conference only, Graduate Student rate, $150 (includes 7 meals)

Conference only, Adjunct/Part-time rate, $150 (includes 7 meals)