Full Schedule Overview

Wednesday, October 18

Highlander  Center Pre-Conference Workshop (Kittredge Multi-purpose Rooms C & D)(10:00am-4:00pm)

Full Conference Meet-and-Greet; Registration Opens (5:00pm-9:00pm) (Millennium Hotel Bar)

Thursday, October 19

Registration (7:00am-5:00pm)                         
Aspen Room

Coffee (7:00am) 
This coffee break is sponsored in part by CU Engage, the CU Women’s and Gender Studies Department,    and the CU Ethnic Studies Department.

Welcome     (8:00-8:15)
Center Ballroom
John-Michael Rivera, Director, Program for Writing and Rhetoric
David Meens, Director, Office of Outreach and Engagement

Chair’s Address     (8:15-8:30)
Center Ballroom
Veronica House: “Community Writing In and As an Ecology”

Workshops  (8:45-10:45)
6 concurrent sessions

Session A Concurrent Panels (11:00-12:15)
10 concurrent panels

Lunch and Keynote Address with Q&A (12:15-1:45)
Center Ballroom, Ballroom East   
Keynote: Elaine Richardson (The Ohio State University), “Our Literacies Matter: Reading and Writing the World Through the Lives of Black Women and Girls”

Deep Think Tanks (2:00-4:00)
6 concurrent sessions

Networking Happy Hour (4:00-5:00) Ballroom East (open for registered conference attendees only)

Performance      (5:30-6:30; Q&A following performance)  Glenn Miller Ballroom
“The Prison Story Project: On the Row,” with discussion facilitated by David Jolliffe

Friday, October 20

Contemplative Practice (8:00-8:30)
Facilitated by Paula Mathieu and Stephanie Briggs

Coffee (7:45-8:45)
This coffee break is sponsored in part by the University of Wyoming English Department.

Session B Concurrent Panels   (8:45-10:00)
10 concurrent panels

Session C Concurrent Panels  (10:15-11:30)
10 concurrent panels

Lunch on your own (11:30-1:00)

Session D Concurrent Panels  (1:00-2:15)
10 concurrent panels

Workshops and DeepThink Tanks   (2:30-4:30)

Networking Coffee and Snack Break (4:30-5:00)

Performance (5:15-6:30; Doors at 5:00)
Elaine Richardson’s one-woman show, “PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life” 

Introduction of 3 partners: YWCA’s “Reading to End Racism,” Attention Homes, and Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)

Saturday, October 21

Coffee (8:00-8:30)
This coffee break is sponsored by the Colorado State University English Department.

Session E Concurrent Panels  (8:30-9:45)
10 concurrent panels

Session F Concurrent Panels  (10:00-11:15)
10 concurrent panels

Awards Lunch and Keynote Address  (11:15-12:45)
Keynote Address: Ellen Cushman (Northeastern University), “Place and Relationships in Community Writing”
Award for Outstanding College/Community Project in Community Writing  (presented by Allen Brizee)
Award for Outstanding Book in Community Writing  (presented by Beverly Moss)
Award for Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Community Writing  (presented by Eli Goldblatt)

Session G Concurrent Panels   (1:00-2:15)
10 concurrent panels

Session H Concurrent Panels  (2:30-3:45)
10 concurrent panels

Coffee and Snack Break (3:45-4:00)

Full Conference Reflective Discussion and Action Steps through IMPROV PERFORMANCE (4:00-5:30)
Facilitated by Playback Theater West