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Join us at SWCA 2024!

25 Jan 2024 9:00 AM | Eric Mason (Administrator)

Dear SWCA Members,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the annual conference Decatur, GA, hosted by Emory University, in just a few short weeks! We wanted to share information that will help you plan your conference weekend.

First, we are thrilled to announce several special events:

  • Dr. Emiko Soltis (Executive Director of Freedom University) will lead a plenary panel on “Writing Across Borders: Disrupting Segregation of Undocumented Youth in Higher Education" on Thursday, February 22 at 11AM.
  • Beth Michel and Dr. Malinda Lowery (leaders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Emory University) will lead a special session on “Developing an Actionable Land Acknowledgment” on Thursday, February 22 at 1PM.
  • Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson (Writing Center Director & Comprehensive Writing Program Director, Spelman College) will deliver the keynote address, “Writing Outside the Center: Engaging Community, Facilitating Change,” during a luncheon event on Friday, February 23 at 11am. 
  • The keynote address will be followed by the SWCA Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 23.

Second, we want to let you know that the schedule of presentations is now available for review at this page and, soon, on the SWCA website. We invite you to proofread the document for typos in your name or session title (try searching the document for your name). If you find an error, please feel free to use the comment function in that document and we will make the correction. If you have additional questions about the schedule, contact us at If you were contacted previously with a question about your presentation format, please consult this document to confirm any changes to that format. 

We will reach out again soon with additional information about exciting local highlights and with suggestions about how to make your presentation as accessible as possible for all conference attendees. If you have accessibility concerns or questions or would like to request accommodations, we invite you to reach out to the conference co-chairs at as soon as possible so that we have time to make any necessary arrangements.

We encourage you to visit the SWCA website to register for the conference and for more information about travel to the Atlanta/Decatur area. If you plan to stay at the conference hotel, we also urge you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible, as the hotel is nearly sold out for the weekend of the conference. 

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