The Conference on Community Writing is designed for and developed through your participation.
In addition to traditional panels and individual presentations, we also offer:
Deep Think Tanks
While the panels and topics for the Deep Think Tanks have been set, we envision these sessions to be speaking roles for all who attend. Panelists will provide expert experience, guidance, and dissoi logoi when necessary, but these spaces will be designated as fundamentally collaborative. Come to a Deep Think Tank with some interest and leave, perhaps, with a lesson-plan, a university partner interested in preparing students to work toward your organization’s goals, or a relationship with a colleague who shares your interests and perspectives.
We are pleased to announce—as a result of the generosity of our nationally recognized attendees—editorial board sessions. Registered attendees may also register for a brief conversation with an editor in order to build relationships and better understand the expectations of writing for various publication venues.
Digital “Poster” Displays
Recognizing that community writing in many ways involves with digital composition, we will display digital community writing projects in a location central to the conference. These projects will incorporate some aspect of the conference theme—e.g. demonstrating multimodal public rhetoric— and will prompt meditation, conversation, or the creation of a FlashLab (see below) between and around regularly-scheduled sessions.
During a conference focused on collaboration, we will offer dedicated spaces for spontaneous conversations and partnerships of practice. We encourage attendees and speakers alike to initiate and participate in small groups focused on any topics of interest and inspiration, coordinated through our Forums, Twitter hashtags, and face-to-face encounters. This is an attempt to materially support those conversations and relationships that happen about and around the official discourses of the conference.
In order to facilitate the collaborative nature of this conference and to celebrate the multiplicity of voices in attendance, we will also foster on-going, concurrent conversations through various network communication and social media. This is an opportunity for conference-goers to commune with like-minded thinkers across the conference and across the world. Along with our website discussion forum and blogs, Twitter feeds and other webpages will be on display throughout the conference venue.
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