Conference Schedule

Please click here for a pdf of the conference schedule. Note: rooms may be subject to change. Please refer to the printed copy you receive when you arrive in Madison.

Important Technology Information for Presenters

Please click here for an explanation of the audio-visual technology available to presenters at the Pyle Center.

Join Us!

Join your colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond for a stimulating conference in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin!

Make Your Hotel Reservation Today!

The cutoff for reserving rooms within our hotel blocks is soon, so make your reservations while special rates last!

Keynote Speaker

We're very sorry that Professor Eric Darnell Pritchard from the University of Texas at Austin will not be able to join us as our keynote speaker, and he sends his deep regrets. But we're delighted that Professor Deborah Brandt from the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top literacy scholars in the United States, has graciously agreed to speak at our Friday keynote luncheon. The title of her MWCA keynote is "Deep Writing."

Deborah Brandt's research focuses on social and economic histories of mass literacy; the status of mass writing within late twentieth and early twenty-first century culture; and diversity, equity, and access in literacy learning. Author of Literacy in American Lives and of Literacy and Learning, she is currently working on a project called "Writing Now: New Directions in Mass Literacy," a study that explores the ascendancy of writing as a second stage of mass literacy, focusing on the impact of writing as a means of production in the American economy since about 1960.

Featured Closing Speaker

Professor Michele Eodice, Executive Director of Learning, Teaching, and Writing, University of Oklahoma.


Registration for the conference and for pre-conference workshops opens June 15th. Click here for Registration.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Information about pre-conference workshops can be found here. Click here to register.