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IWAC 2006: Conference History

The National WAC Conferences began in 1993 with a meeting co-hosted by The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, and Clemson University. This consortium hosted two more biennial conferences in Charleston, after which the venues moved to universities in New York, Indiana, Texas, and Missouri. In 2006, the conference returned to South Carolina. For more information on past conferences visit the archive of past WAC conferences.

Each conference and host institution has drawn inspiration from previous ones; we all are indebted to one another for the growth and evolution of this conference, now in its eighth iteration. The 2004 WAC Conference hosted by the University of Missouri-Columbia, in St. Louis, focused on international perspectives, and in 2005 the Writing Across the Curriculum Conference Advisory Board designated that the 2006 Conference be named "The Eighth International Conference on Writing Across the Curriculum" in recognition of our many international colleagues and the growing importance of WAC in higher education throughout the world.

Dates, Locations, Hosts, Themes

February 18-19, 1993
Charleston, South Carolina
The Citadel, College of Charleston, Clemson University
WAC 1993: “The First National WAC Conference”

February 2-3, 1995
Charleston, South Carolina
The Citadel, College of Charleston, Clemson University
WAC 1995: “The Second National WAC Conference”

February 6-8, 1997
Charleston, South Carolina
The Citadel, College of Charleston, Clemson University
WAC 1997: “Celebrating 27 Years of WAC”

June 3-5, 1999
Ithaca, New York
Cornell University
WAC 1999: “Multiple Intelligences”

May 31-June 2, 2001
Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, Purdue University
WAC 2001: “Writing, Teaching, & Learning in New Contexts”

March 7-9, 2002
Houston, Texas
Rice University
WAC 2002: “Writing the Future: Leadership, Policies, & Classroom Practices”

May 20-22, 2004
St. Louis, Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia
WAC 2004: “WAC From an International Perspective”

May 18-20, 2006
Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University
IWAC 2006: “The Eighth International Conference on WAC”

May 29-31, 2008
Austin, Texas
University of Texas at Austin
IWAC 2008