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IWCA 2022: An Un-CFP

October 26-29, 2022

Check out the Conference Program HERE



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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Registration fees:

Student (undergraduate and graduate)-$250


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


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

Planning for Next Year?

Annual Conference: Writing Centers as Multi-Verse

  • Date: October 11/12-14
  • Location: Baltimore, MD (Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor)
  • Co-Chairs: Holly Ryan and Mairin Barney