Annual Conference

IWCA/NCPTW 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Theme: The Art of It All. Conference Chairs: Mike Mattison and Laura Benton. [2019 Conference Program]

IWCA 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Theme: The Citizen Center.  Conference Chair: Nikki Caswell. [2018 Conference Program]

IWCA 2017 in Chicago, November 10-13. Theme: Tutor, Writer, Director, Spy. Conference Chairs: Andrew Jeter and Lauri Dietz. [2017 Conference Program]

IWCA 2016 in Denver, October 14-16. Theme: Writing Center Frontiers. Conference Chair: John Nordlof. [2016 Conference Program]

IWCA 2015 in Pittsburgh. Theme: Writing Center (r)Evolutions. Conference Chair: Rusty Carpenter. [2015 Conference Program]

IWCA/NCPTW 2014 in Orlando. Theme: “The Wonderful World of Writing Centers.” Conference Chairs: Melissa Ianetta and Brian Fallon. [2014 Conference Program]

IWCA 2012 in San Diego. Theme: “Like Lines Drawn in the Sand: How Writing Centers Draw and Redraw Boundaries.” Conference Chair: Shareen Grogan. [2012 Conference Program]

IWCA/NCPTW 2010 in Baltimore. Theme: “Safe Harbors or Open Seas? Navigating Currents in Writing Center Work.” [2010 Conference Program]

IWCA/NCPTW 2008 in Las Vegas. Theme: “Alternate Routes: New Directions in Writing Center Work.” [2008 Conference Program]

IWCA 2007 in Houston. Theme: “Space: for Writing: Writing Centers and Place.” [2007 Conference Program]

IWCA 2005 in Minneapolis. Theme: “Navigating the Boundary Waters: The Politics of Identity, Location and Stewardship.” [2005 Conference Program

IWCA/NCPTW 2003 in Hershey, PA.

IWCA 2002  in Savannah, GA. Theme: “The Art of the Writing Center.”

IWCA 2000  in Baltimore.


NWCA Conferences

[The National Writing Center Association became the International Writing Center Association in 2000.]

1999 NWCA Conference in Bloomington, IN. Theme: “Writing Center 2000: Meeting the Challenges of the New Century.”

1997 (Fall) NWCA Conference in Park City, UT.

1995 (Fall) NWCA Conference in St. Louis.

1994 (Spring) NWCA Conference in New Orleans.



2020 in Milwaukee. [Cancelled due to COVID-19.] 

2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. “Building Writing Center Bridges.” Event Chairs: Joseph Cheatle and Genie Giaimo.

2018 Online Collaborative. Event Chairs Lauri Dietz and Joseph Cheatle.

2017 in Portland, OR. “The Change Lab.” [2017 Collaborative Program]

2016 Collaborative

2015 Collaborative in Tampa, FL. [2015 Collaborative Program]

2014 Collaborative in Indianapolis, IN. [2014 Collaborative Program]

[2013 Collaborative Program]

2012 Collaborative in St. Louis, Mo. [2012 Collaborative Program]

2011 Collaborative

2010 Collaborative in Louisville, KY.

2009 Collaborative in San Francisco, CA. [2009 Collaborative Program]


Summer Institutes

2020 in Santa Fe, NM. Event Chairs: Kelsie & Joseph. Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.

2019 in Baltimore, MD. Event Chairs: Kelsie and Julia Bleakney.

2018 in Indianapolis, IN. Event Chairs: Julia Bleakney and Stacia Watkins.

2017 in Vancouver, BC. Event Chairs: Stacia Watkins and Chris LeCluyse.