SWCA CONFERENCE archives

See below for information and programs from our previous annual conferences. 

Conference Archives


Date/Year: February 11-13, 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Theme: Trauma and Transformation: Writing Centers in an Era of Change
Chair: SWCA Conference Committee
Sponsors: NSU, FSU, EKU, UAB, UCF, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, The Writing Center Journal, Rhetmap.org

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Date/Year: February 20-22, 2020
Location: University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL
Theme: Growing Our Centers
Chair: Jaclyn Wells, Director, University Writing Center & Associate Professor of English

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Date/Year: February 19-23, 2019
Location: Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, SC
Theme: The Ongoing Conversation
Chair: Scott Pleasant

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Date/Year: February 22-24, 2018
Location: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Theme: Writing Centers in Transition
Chair: Brian McTague

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Date/Year: February 16-18, 2017
Location: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Theme: Welcome to Today's Multimodal Writing Center


Date/Year: February 18-20, 2016
Location: Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
Theme: Writing Center Inclusivity
Chair: Eliot Rendleman

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Date/Year: February 19-21, 2015
Location: Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Theme: Identities in Consultation: Diversity in the South and Beyond
Chair: Stacia Watkins

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Also, of note: Write It Like Disaster: A compilation of music made by writing center staffers, professionals, and allies, released as part of the conference.


Date/Year: February 6-8, 2014
Location: Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Theme: Our Language, Ourselves: Rethinking Our Writing Center Communities
Co-Chairs: Will Banks and Nikki Caswell

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Date/Year: February 21-23, 2013
Location: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Theme: The Work We Do
Co-Chairs: Shanti Bruce and Kevin Dvorak

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Date/Year: February 16-18, 2012
Location: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Theme: Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas
Chair: Russell Carpenter

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