The WAC Clearinghouse

The IWCA-NCPTW 2003 Joint Conference

Conference Web page:

Conference Information

Interested in meeting writing center directors and tutors from around the USA and the world? Have a good idea or two you'd like to share? Start making plans now to attend the IWCA-NCPTW 2003 Joint Conference October 23-25, 2003!

Conference Theme: "Writing Back"
Keynote Address: Rebecca Moore Howard
Featured Presentation: Aesha Adams & Howard Rambsy

Who is the conference for?

Writing tutors (undergrad and grad), writing teachers, writing center directors.

What events will take place at the conference?

Many presentations and interactive sessions, keynote address, endnote featured presentation, evening reception, luncheon, 2 breakfasts, tour of Chocolate World Factory, trip to Hershey Theme Park, book and vendor displays, trail walk or hike.

How do I submit a proposal?

It's easy. Just click on Call for Proposals and use the online submission form. The submission deadline is April 1, 2003.

What is the IWCA-NCPTW?

The International Writing Centers Association, an NCTE Assembly, was founded in 1983 to foster communication among writing centers and to provide a forum for concerns. Comprising directors and staffs of writing centers at universities, two-year colleges, and public schools, the IWCA is governed by an Executive Board that includes representatives from the regional writing center organizations. The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing promotes the teaching of writing through collaborative learning. Peer tutors and NCPTW professionals help students to become self-sufficient writers. Since the first annual conference at Brown University in 1984, NCPTW professionals have been leaders in collaborative approaches, responding to the challenges of creating and operating writing centers, developing innovative peer tutoring programs, and promoting the work of peer tutors.

Where will the conference be held? Is it a nice place to visit?

The Hershey Lodge and Convention Center is a very comfortable and attractive facility located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg (the state capital) in the south-central part of the Commonwealth. The pastoral setting is marked by open fields, a pond, and at the time we meet, splendid fall foliage. The large main lobby of the Hershey Lodge features a grand fireplace and a college-lodge atmosphere -- a good place to hang out or read a book. The indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, and game room offer fun and relaxation. There are numerous places to dine or catch a quick bite to eat, including a coffee/bakery shop, buffet restaurant, diner, sports bar (all pretty reasonably priced), and a more expensive steak-seafood restaurant. Across the street, guests may enjoy an outdoor fitness/walking trail, and at the nearby Hershey Hotel, a wooded hiking trail, world-class spa and exceptional dining.

How can I get more information?

If you cannot find an answer to your question on this website, email Ben Rafoth, Conference Chair, at

BackReturn to CAC Connections

Copyright © 2002 Academic.Writing.