Call for CWCA Conference (due Jan. 10)

The Call for Proposals for the Canadian Writing Centres Association 2016 conference (Calgary, Alberta, May 26 and 27, 2016) has been posted on a handsome new conference website at The deadline for submission is January 10, 2016. Travel funding for a limited number of presenters will be available. More information will be added to the website as available.

Spring Conferences 2013: Dates and Deadlines

Keep the dates June 4 to 6 available for the Inkshed 2013 conference in Vancouver, and read more about it on our Conferences page.

Meanwhile, here are some other spring conferences to think about during the dark days of winter:

  • The Canadian Writing Centres Association (CWCA) is now an independent association rather than a special interest group in STLHE. It is now planning its own conference, “Writing @ the Centre,” to be held at the University of Victoria on May 31, 2013, immediately before the start of Congress. See the full call for proposals here. Proposals are due by midnight December 11, 2012
  • The Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / Association canadienne de rédactologie (CASDW/ACR) has issued a revised call for proposals for its conference at the University of Victoria from June 1 to 3, 2013. (That leaves you a full day to get over to Vancouver for the start of Inkshed on the evening of Tuesday June 4.) The conference title is “Transformations at the Edge: Writing Research, Discourse, & Pedagogy.” The full text of the call is online; note that the proposal deadline is January 14, 2013.
  • In another interesting location, the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) will meet in Budapest, Hungary, from June 27 to 29, 2013, on the topic “Teaching Writing Across Languages and Cultures.” Abstracts of 250 words or less are due by January 27, 2013. See the conference website for links and information.
  • (NEW listing) The International Writing Centers Association annual Summer Institute will be held on the beach June 23–28, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Institute leaders (including Ben Rafoth and Carol Severino) offer presentations and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics that connect theory and practice, and also meet one-on-one with participants throughout the week. Thirty registrants will be accepted; scholarships are available. See the IWCA Summer Institute website for more information.
  • Spring in the southern hemisphere starts in September. The 7th International symposium on Genre Studies (SIGET) will be held from September 3 to 6, 2013, at the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil. Invited speakers include Charles Bazerman, David Russell, and Anish Bawarshi. The proposal deadline has been extended to January 15, 2013. See the conference website for full details.
  • And to top off the list and look ahead another year, the next Writing Research Across Borders conference will be held in Paris, France, in April 2014. The call is now available on the WRAB website. Conference languages are English and French. The submission deadline for proposals is April 1, 2013.