SWCA 2023 CONFERENCE

We invite you to join us at the 2023 SWCA conference in Memphis, TN, to explore how to navigate change as we bring together students, faculty, staff, and writing professionals from both academic and nonacademic communities to discuss the questions and concerns we have about the work we do. 

WHAT: 2023 SWCA conference
WHEN: February 9-11, 2023

WHERE: Memphis, TN (at the Guesthouse at Graceland)
WHO: Open to all

Registration is now open!

See dropdowns below for conference details such as registration and hotel costs and a tentative schedule. Send questions to Clayann Gilliam Panetta (cpanetta@cbu.edu).

Conference Details

Check out the Call for Proposals

On-Time Registration Costs

  • Professional Member - 160.00
  • Professional Non-Member - 190.00
  • Student Member - 110.00
  • Student Non-Member - 125.00

Late Registration Costs

  • Professional Member LATE - 195.00
  • Professional Non-member LATE - 225.00
  • Student Member LATE - 145.00
  • Student Non Member LATE - 160.00

Note: Scholarships are available from the SWCA for students and professionals presenting at the conference.

Note: All consultants from a center that has an active institutional SWCA membership can register at the member price if you have the registration code. Ask your director for the code and they can provide it, or they can contact swca.dcd@gmail.com to get it.

The Conference is being held in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Guesthouse at Graceland.

  • The conference room rate is $149.00 per night (plus taxes).
  • Discounted Parking $7.00 for self-parking and $16.00 for valet 
  • Resort fee has been waived for us.

Make Guesthouse Reservations at Conference Rate



Thursday, Feb. 9

  • 8:00 am-4:00 pm: Registration and Information
  • 8:00-8:50 Concurrent sessions A
  • 9:00-9:50 Concurrent sessions B
  • 10-10:50 Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:50 Concurrent sessions C
  • 12:00-2:00: lunch on your own
  • 2:00-2:50 Concurrent sessions D
  • 3:00-3:50 Concurrent sessions E
  • 4:00-6:00 Opening Reception

Friday, Feb. 10

  • 8:00 am-4:00 pm: Registration and Information
  • 8:00-8:50 Concurrent sessions F
  • 9:00-9:50 Concurrent sessions G
  • 10:00-10:50 Concurrent sessions H
  • 11:00-1:00 Keynote and awards lunch
  • 2:00-2:50 Concurrent sessions I
  • 3:00-3:50 State Network Meetings
  • 4:00-6:00 Grad Student Mixer

Saturday, Feb. 11

  • 8:00-1:00 Registration and Information
  • 8:00-8:50 Concurrent Sessions J
  • 9:00-9:50 Concurrent Sessions K
  • 10:00-10:50 Coffee Break
  • 9:00-11:00 Board Meeting
  • 11:00-11:50 Concurrent Sessions L
  • 12:00-12:50 Concurrent Session M

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