2022 IWCA annual conference logo, with a small graphical image of the moutain.

IWCA 2022: An Un-CFP

October 26-29, 2022

 


 

As IWCA members share their experiences in centers across the globe and within different types of institutions, we are increasingly mindful that writing center practitioners must more directly engage with questions about the myriad nature of writing center work, oversight, spaces, human labor, research, and the language we use to define our practices and our relationships as well as the practices themselves.

 


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As of October 1, 2022, restrictions for entering Canada will end.


Registration fees:

Professionals–$350
Student (undergraduate and graduate)-$250
Non-members–$400


Reserved lodgings

Reserve your lodgings at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre where a bank of rooms has been reserved at the incredible rate of $209.00 CAD (approx. $167.00 USD). Here is a guide to Vancouver.

 


Draft conference schedule 

Wednesday evening: registration
Thursday, Oct 27th : 9 – 5:45 Sessions 
                 6:00 Reception
Friday, Oct 28th:      9 – 5:45 Sessions
                 6:00 Affiliate Meetings
Saturday, Oct 29th:  9 – 1:15 Sessions
                  12:30 IWCA Board Luncheon

Conference theme

Rather than following the traditional route of theming the annual conference, we propose an Un-CFP, which invites members to present on the issues and dialogues at the center of their centers, loosely categorized as follows:

  • Labor and Institutional Oversight
  • Language, Literacy, and Linguistic Justice
  • Pedagogy and Training
  • History
  • Research and Methods of Inquiry
  • Theory
  • Politics, Power, and Relationships
  • Anti-oppressive Frameworks that sustain resistance to racism, colonialism, linguicism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and Islamophobia 

 


COVID Information

As of October 1, 2022, restrictions for entering Canada will end.

We continue to monitor the COVID situation and its impacts on travel and in-person gatherings, and we will communicate any changes to our plans as needed. 

  • COVID19 protocols: The Canadian government has just removed its vaccination requirement for travellers from outside the country. In the conference hotel, unvaccinated guests are encouraged to wear masks.

Questions? Contact Shareen Grogan, IWCA 2022 Conference Chair,

shareen.grogan @ umontana.edu