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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Margaret Munson (email@example.com) no later than Tuesday, May 15, at noon.
A week ago today we were in the midst of WPA 2010, this year's spectacular conference. We had record attendance -- 370 of our colleagues gathered in Philadelphia to talk together their inquiries into program direction, writing instruction, research practices, and more.
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 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:
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.
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
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!
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