Inkshed 29 General Information and Online Registration

Conference Keynote

We are delighted to announce that our Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Inkshed conference (June 4-6) is Rebecca Nowacek. Rebecca is an Associate Professor of English at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she directs the Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center. Rebecca’s research focuses on writing across the disciplines and writing transfer. Her publications include Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011) and Citizenship Across the Curriculum (Indiana University Press, 2010); her work has also appeared in College Composition and Communication, College English, Research in the Teaching of English, and the Journal of General Education.

Rebecca has co-authored over a dozen articles and book chapters with nearly two dozen different co-authors; she’s also had the pleasure of team-teaching a wide variety of formal classes and informal workshops. Rebecca was a Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and the 2012 recipient of Marquette University’s Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

Venue and Registration Information

Inkshed 2013’s sessions will take place in Hillel House at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Point Grey campus, Vancouver. See the map of UBC by ‘right clicking’ this link.

Online registration and fees payment for Inkshed 2013 are now available at This is the secure online membership payment site for CASDW, whose Executive has kindly agreed to allow Inkshed’s conference registration to be done through their site, sparing CASLL the expense of setting up a separate site. You can also pay CASLL membership fees through this site.

To register, click on “Inkshed conference registration” as your “Type of Application” at the top of the form, fill in the various information fields, and then select either “$150 Inkshed conference regular” or “$75 Inkshed conference student/retired/unsalaried” for your “Membership Type.” Payment can be made using American Express, DiscoverCard, MasterCard, or Visa. The system will generate a receipt for you as well as emailing your registration details to the organizing committee.

Accommodation Information

The Pacific Spirit Hostel, Place Vanier on the UBC campus, is a short and pleasant walk (past the Long House) to Hillel House and food venues. Prices are $33/$66. Go to The sidebar shows the choice of single or double rooms.

Other short-term accommodation is available on campus at several UBC residences, at prices ranging from $47 for a single room with Internet access and shared lounge to a private two-bedroom suite for $189 per night. For more information and bookings, go to and then to “Available May-August.”

There are a great many hotels in downtown Vancouver, but two on West Broadway are a bus (#99 B-line) away from campus: the Park Inn Hotel & Suites (ask about the UBC rate) and the Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre. For those who like a bit of luxury, the Granville Island Hotel (#89 express bus to UBC) is worth checking out. The Sylvia Hotel on English Bay is also not cheap but a real Vancouver classic with a lovely quiet bar and an easy commute to UBC (#6 trolley bus to Burrard and the #44 express to UBC).

Welcome, refreshments and conference dinner

On Tuesday evening (June 4) from 6 to 9 PM we’ll be having a meet and greet event in Mahony & Sons Public House on the UBC campus. There will be finger food and nibbles available along with a cash bar.

On the mornings of the conference, we will supply coffee and juice and lots of breakfast goodies, including yogurt and fruit. This will be available from around 8:30 AM on; do please come early! Morning and afternoon coffee/tea and healthy snacks will also be supplied.

Our conference dinner will be on Wednesday evening (June 5) at the Dockside Restaurant on lovely Granville Island. The #4 bus goes directly from UBC to a stop that is about a 10-minute walk away. Leave yourselves plenty of time to wander around Granville Island markets beforehand. Cost will be $44 plus with a cash bar. Email if you would like a space reserved for you at dinner.

Travelling to Inkshed 2013

From the airport:

Take the Skytrain to City Hall station (West Broadway and Cambie) and catch the #99 B-line across the road (heading West). The City Hall station is a short walk from the West Broadway hotels.

From Congress 2013 in Victoria on Vancouver Island:

– BC Ferries ( sail from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. Take the Victoria city bus service from downtown to Swartz Bay to catch the ferry; then Vancouver city bus service ( from Tsawwassen ferry terminal to the Canada Line skytrain (#620; #480).

– Take the Pacific Coach bus from downtown Victoria to downtown Vancouver ( and, 1-800-1725 (toll free), 604-662-7575 (local).

– The Seaplane flies from downtown Victoria to Coal Harbour, Vancouver downtown. There is a free shuttle service to downtown hotels or take the #44 express bus out to UBC. See Harbour Air, Victoria-Vancouver, 1-800-665-0212 (toll free),

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