Engage

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.

 
Edi­tors Round­table
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.

 
#Flash­Labs
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.

 
Net­worked Engage­ment
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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