Call for Proposals

Instructions:

To submit a proposal and view proposal guidelines, log in and then click on "create submission" at top left. We welcome proposals for multiple speaking roles. Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern time September 30 to receive peer feedback; 11:59 p.m. Eastern time November 7 for final proposals.

All presenters must first have an account on the conference Web site in order to be added to a submission. All presenters added to a proposal can view and edit the proposal.

Please limit proposal descriptions to 7,000 characters or roughly 1,000 words. We welcome proposals for individual presentations, panels, workshops, roundtables, and other creative formats: if your type of session is not listed, tell the reviewers what you have in mind in your description.

We also welcome assistance in offering peer feedback on draft proposals and blind peer review on final proposals. Please check the appropriate boxes when you submit your proposal.

Call for Proposals:

On behalf of the Computers & Writing community, the University of Wisconsin – Stout seeks proposals for the 2015 Computers & Writing conference. 

This year’s theme, Technoliteracy In(ter)ventions, seeks to explore how technological innovation continually forces us to redefine what it means to be a “literate” society in the 21st century.  Personal, professional, and academic spaces are perpetually co-opted by new inventions. At the same time, interventions are often required—for those who fear these new technologies, as well as for those who succumb to digital addiction. 

Potential panel and presentation topics may include (but are not limited to) the following categories:

  • Literacies – (primary, secondary / multilingual / digital / oral / aural / written / digital / etc.)
  • Technologies – (specific devices, applications, tools)
  • Writing Studies
  • Inventions – (new creations / innovations with professional, personal, academic impact)
  • Interventions – (creating technological buy-in amongst skeptics / dispelling fanaticism)
  • Access - (universal access – economic / physical / etc. – accommodation)
  • Digital Humanities
  • Pedagogies – (instructional strategies, teaching)
  • Gaming
  • Social Media
  • Usability / User Experience
  • Individuals – (investigation of key players, historical figures)
  • Institutional – (examinations of educational / professional organizations)

Individual presentation proposals should not exceed 250 words in length, while proposed panels should not exceed 1,000 words in length.  We accept proposals for individual presentations, panels, roundtables, workshops, performances, and welcome other creative formats. 

We also encourage you to add your own categories as tags on the proposal form.