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Selected Conferences

Below are some relevant regional, national, and international conferences, organized loosely by field. Within each category, the conferences are listed chronologically, starting with August.

Rhetoric and composition conferences are also tracked here and on the calls-for-papers site maintained by Penn’s English Department, which posts CFPs for conferences, journals, and edited collections. You can sign up for RSS feeds for many different subcategories.

Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication

September
Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) (biennial)
Language and Rhetorical Studies Workshop at the University of Michigan (biennial)
EARLI SIG Writing

October
Thomas R. Watson Conference (biennial)
Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference
Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

November
National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention

January
Midwest Winter (Rhetoric) Workshop (rotates annually; usually held at a Big Ten school)

February
Writing Research Across Borders

March
CCCC Annual Convention
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Annual Conference

April
Allerton English Articulation Conference

May
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference (biennial)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Institute (biennial)
Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW)

June
Computers and Writing
Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
Young Rhetoricians’ Conference

July
Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition (biennial)
International Society for the History of Rhetoric

Writing Programs and Centers

October
Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference
International Writing Centers Association Conference (biennial)

November
National Conference of Peer Tutors in Writing

June
International Writing Centers Association Summer Institute
International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (biennial)

July
Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference and Institutes

English Studies

September/October
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

November
Midwest Chapter, Modern Language Association

January
MLA Annual Convention

Education

October
Illinois Association of Teachers of English Conference

November
NCTE Annual Convention

February
NCTE Assembly for Research
Penn Ethnography in Education Research Forum

April
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

May
UIUC International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Applied Linguistics and TESL

October
Symposium on Second Language Writing

March
American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention

June
Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference

Popular Culture and Digital Humanities

October
Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

March
National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference

April
Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) Conference