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2016-2017 Regional Affiliate Conferences

Canadian Writing Centres Association

Conference Theme: From Far and Wide: Imagining the Futures of Writing Centres
Dates: May 25-26, 2017
Proposal Deadline: Jan. 9, 2017
Location: OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Heather Fitzgerald
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frankie Condon

Colorado-Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference

Conference Theme: Writing: Centers of Resilience
Dates: April 21-22, 2017
Proposal Deadline: January 1, 2017
Location: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Contact: TBA

East Central

Conference Theme: TBA
Dates: March 23-25, 2017
Proposal Deadline: TBA
Location: Southwestern Michigan College in collaboration with Mattawan High School in Niles and Dowagiac, Michigan
Keynote Speaker:
Contact: Louis Noakes and Kyle (Krol) Boswell

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European Writing Centers Association

Conference Theme: In the (He)art of Success(ful) Writing
Dates: July 8-10, 2016
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact: Lukasz Salski ,
Keynote Speaker: TBA

La Red Latinoamericana de Centros y Programas de Escritura



Conference Theme: A Day at the Carnival: Writing Centers as Sites for Play
Dates: March 31-April 1, 2017
Location: Penn State Berks campus in Reading, PA
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Vie
Contact: Holly Ryan,

Middle East-North Africa Writing Centers Alliance



Conference Theme: TBA
Dates: March 1-3, 2018
Proposal Deadline: TBA
Location: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center, Omaha, NE
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Contact: Dr. Rachel Azima, Director, UNL Writing Center,


Conference Theme: TBA
Dates: March 24-25, 2018
Proposal Deadline: TBA
Location: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Contact: Rob Mundy,
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Website: TBA

Northern California

Conference Theme: Crossings: Exploring Shared Work in Writing (Collaborative Conference
Dates: April 1-2, 2017
Location: University of Nevada, Reno
Keynote Speakers: See website
Contact: Bill Macauley (

Pacific Northwest

Conference Theme: Beyond Good Intentions
Dates: October 21-22, 2016
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Keynote Speaker: Tim Jensen

Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference

Conference Theme: Get Lost (In Tutoring)
Dates: February 24-25, 2017
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Contact: Michelle Miley (
Keynote Speaker: Michele Eodice

South Central

Conference Theme: Writing (Centers/Centered) Institutional Identifications
Dates: February 16-18, 2017
Proposal Deadline: December 5, 2016 Deadline extended to December 16, 2016
Location: University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Contact: Alanna Bitzel,


Conference Theme: Welcome to Today’s Multimodal Writing Center
Dates: Feb 16-18, 2017
Proposal Deadline: October 14, 2016
Location: Oxford, MS (The University of Mississippi)
Speakers: Lisa Zimmerelli and Naomi Silver
Contact: Brad Campbell, Joanne Mitchell, or Alice Myatt

Southern California

Conference Theme: One Tutor, Many Hats: Navigating Roles in the Writing Center
Dates: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2016
Location: MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
Keynote Speaker: Table Discussions
Contact: Jeff Harlig,

Other Conferences

9th biennial conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW)

Conference Theme: Academic Writing Now: Policy, pedagogy and practice Dates: June 19-21, 2017 Location: Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham, United Kingdom Keynote Speakers: Professor Rowena Murray, Professor Ron Barnett, and Dr Katrin Girgensohn Proposal Deadline: January 8, 2017 (23.59 GMT) Contact: Website:

Writing Center Research Conference at Houghton College

Conference Theme: To Be of Use: The Challenges and Rewards of Writing Center Work
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Location: Houghton College, Houghton New York
Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
Notification: Friday, March 24, 2017
Contact: or (585) 567-9514
Call for Proposals:

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

Conference Theme: Reaching Out: Revising Writing Center Spaces and Identities
Dates: October 12-15, 2017
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2017
Keynote Speakers: Melissa Ianetta and Lauren Fitzgerald
Contact: Andrea Efthymiou at
Call for Proposals: Download CFP here.

2017 Nebraska Writing Center Consortium Meeting

The meeting will be Sept. 29 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the title is “Adapting, Responding, Innovating: Nebraska Writing Centers in 2017.” The CFP deadline is July 15. The website is , and interested persons can direct questions to