Symposium updates

As we make preparations for the Writing Research Without Walls symposium next week, we wanted to share a few concrete details with everyone.

  • Travel: The closest parking garage is the Grant Street Parking Garage on Grant Street (just north of State Street). For more travel information, see Purdue’s Visitor Information.
  • Location: All sessions will be held in the Stewart Center, Room 214, immediately east of the Purdue Memorial Union and a five minute walk from the Grant Street Garage.
  • Check in: You can check in and pick up your name tag outside Stewart 214 during breakfast. If you arrive later in the day, find a Crow team member.
  • Registration: If you have not yet registered, ask a Crow team member for help when you arrive.
  • Symposium Model: We do not have tracks of concurrent sessions. All attendees will have the opportunity to hear every presentation.
  • Program: We have posted the symposium program. If you see any errors, please accept our apologies and let us know so we can correct them.
  • Breakfast & Lunch: We provide a catered continental breakfast (8:00 -9:00 am) and box lunches (11:45 am – 12:15 pm) for all registrants. Dietary restrictions mentioned in your registration form have been taken into consideration.
  • Breaks: There will be short breaks between panels in addition to a half-an-hour catered coffee break at 2:30 pm.
  • Social Events: Dinner each night is on your own, but we will announce evening socials for presenters and attendees interested in mingling and further conversation.
  • Network access: All registrants will have access to Purdue’s wireless network.
  • Featured Sessions: Plenary talks are from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, and the Crow beta release is a one-hour interactive workshop (4:45 – 5:45 pm). Full abstracts for the plenary addresses are in the symposium program.
    • Susan Conrad Plenary (Friday Oct. 5): “Improving Writing Instruction in Engineering through Interdisciplinary Collaboration”
    • Crow beta release workshop (Friday Oct. 5): A workshop with the beta release of our web-based archive for research and professional development in writing studies
    • Shondel Nero Plenary (Saturday Oct. 6): “Engaging Vernacular Englishes through Literature in the Writing Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities”
  • Tweeting: If you’ll be tweeting during the conference, please use the hash tag #wrww18.

Please contact us if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.


The Corpus & Repository of Writing, an inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary research project building a corpus of student writing articulated with a repository of pedagogical artifacts.

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