2010 GPACW/CT3 Conference: WIDE Open Spaces
Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing 2010 Conference:
WIDE Open Spaces
Dates: Friday-Saturday October 8-9, 2010
Location: North Dakota State University--Fargo, North Dakota
Proposals due: August 15, 2010
The 13th Annual Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing is adapting to its environment and encouraging presentations, performances, and projects related to the themes of:
WIDE: Writing in Digital Environments
Open: source, access, possibilities.
Spaces: online instruction, virtual worlds, digital places, rhetorical spaces.
This conference aims to blend more traditional academic presentations on research and teaching (Friday) with the more free-form collaboration of an unconference (Saturday). Participants are encouraged to propose a presentation for Friday's program, which will consist of 15 or 20 minute presentations and 45 minute panels, and then stick around to participate in Saturday's unconferencee, which will encourage attendees to build on what they heard Friday. Saturday's unconference will be held in the Fargo Public Library and aims to connect town and gown through projects of common interest, the building of alliances, and the planning of collaborations that will extend beyond the conference. Participants are welcome to attend both days, Friday only, or Saturday only.
Friday will also consist of keynote addresses from members of Michigan State University's WIDE collective, vendor displays, conference lunch, and evening socializing.
To submit a presentation or panel:
Individual presenters should submit a 250-word abstract; include your name, complete mailing address, and e-mail address. Proposals for panels must include an abstract for each presenter, as well as names, addresses and e-mail addresses of all participants. Proposals for unconference projects should include an abstract with describes project aims, desired participation, necessary space and materials, time period, names, addresses and e-mail addresses of all presenters. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students are encouraged to submit.
To participate in the unconference:
When you register for the conference, please indicate whether or not you plan to participate in the unconference. There will be room in the submission form to identify areas of interest and possible projects you would like to see developed. You will also be encouraged to do some pre-conference brainstorming related to the unconference, so that participants hit the ground running on Saturday.
We will be joined by three of Michigan State University's WIDE (Writing in Digital Environments) Research Center (www.wide.msu.edu) faculty and staff. Jeff Grabill, Stacey Pigg, and Bill Hart-Davidson will give keynotes and workshops to discuss lessons learned and share best practices in creating innovative campus/community digital partnerships.