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2017-2019 Regional Affiliate Conferences

Canadian Writing Centres Association

Conference Theme: Politics and the Writing Centre: Inquiry, Knowledge, Dialogue & Action
Dates: May 24-25, 2018
Proposal Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Contact: Sarah King,
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sheelah McLean, Co-Founder, Idle No More

Colorado-Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference

Conference Theme: Reimagining and Negotiating Student Success
Dates: April 13–14, 2018
Proposal Deadline: January 8, 2018
Location: Regis University, Denver, CO
Contact: Michael Ennis, Conference Chair,
Keynote Speaker: TBA

East Central

Conference Theme: Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care, and Reflection
Dates: March 23-25, 2018
Proposal Deadline: Nov. 17, 2017
Location: The Ohio State University
Contact: Genie Giaiamo (
Keynote Speaker: Dana Driscoll

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European Writing Centers Association

Conference Theme: TBA
Dates: TBA
Proposal Deadline: TBA
Location: TBA
Contact: TBA
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Website: TBA

La Red Latinoamericana de Centros y Programas de Escritura

Conference Theme: Reading, Writing and Orality in Writing Centers and Writing Programs
Dates: October 23-25, 2019
Proposal Deadline: 
Location: ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico
Contact: Minerva Ochoa
Keynote Speaker: 


Conference Theme: Writing Centers and Activism: Uncovering Embedded Narratives
Dates: March 23-24, 2018
Proposal Deadline: January 20, 2018
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Contact: Celeste Del Russo, Conference Chair, at
Keynote Speaker: Vershawn Young and Frankie Condon, University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Middle East-North Africa Writing Centers Alliance

Conference Theme: Transfer and Transform
Dates: 8-9 November 2018
Proposal Deadline: 3 June 2018
Location: United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Anson


Conference Theme: Social Justice in the Writing Center: Opening the Center for All
Dates: March 1-3, 2018
Proposal Deadline: October 27, 2017
Location: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center, Omaha, NE
Keynote Speaker:Shirin Vossoughi, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
Contact: Dr. Rachel Azima, Director, UNL Writing Center,


Conference Theme: Closing the Circle: Theorizing Practice, Practicing Assessment, and Assessing Theory
Dates: March 24-25, 2018
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2017
Location: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Contact: Rob Mundy,
Keynote Speaker: Harry Denny

Northern California

Conference Theme: Curiosity, Collaboration, Connections
Dates: April 7, 2018
Proposal Deadline: February 9, 2018
Location: Santa Clara University
Contact: Denise Krane,
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Pacific Northwest (Joint TYCA-PNW and PNWCA Conference)

Conference Theme: Resist/Persist
Dates: October 13-14, 2017
Location: Tacoma, WA, University of Washington-Tacoma
Contact: Rebecca Disrud, UW Tacoma
Keynote Speaker: Christie Toth

Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference

Conference Theme: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen
Date: March 30, 2018
Proposal Deadline: Dec 15th
Location: University of Utah
Contact: Anne McMurtrey (

South Central

Conference Theme: Mindfulness at the Center
Dates: February 22-24, 2018
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2017
Location: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Keynote Speaker: Jared Featherstone


Conference Theme: TBA
Dates: TBA
Proposal Deadline: TBA
Location: TBA
Contact: TBA
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Website: TBA

Southern California

Conference Theme: Connecting with Purpose
Dates: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2017
Location: California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Contact: Percival Guevarra,


Other Conferences

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.

RMWCA Mini-Regional Conference

Theme: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen
Date: March 30, 2018
Location: University of Utah
Contact: Anne McMurtrey
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2017



Writing Centers Association of China

Date: June 28-30, 2019
Location: Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2019
Download CFP here.

Mississippi Writing Centers Association

Date: March 23-24, 2018
Theme: Team Work Makes the Dream Work: Collaboration and Inclusion in the Writing Center
Location: Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, MS
Contact: Jason Jones,
Proposal Deadline: February 2, 2018
Download CFP here.
Submit proposals at