National Writing Project

2013 NWP Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2013

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

NWP's 2013 Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention . The meeting is designed to facilitate strategic thinking and planning opportunities for NWP sites, create time for sites to learn from each other and work together on behalf of the network, and provide a chance for the NWP office to be in conversation with site leaders and to share updates on funding, grant opportunities, and other planning.

Meeting Overview: Wednesday

Welcome Room

Pick up your name tag and program, get your questions answered, and orient yourself to Boston and the Annual Meeting by dropping by the NWP Welcome Room at the Hynes Convention Center (Room 103) from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

State and Regional Networks Meeting Opportunity

NWP has space available for informal group meetings on Wednesday evening, November 20, from 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center. If you would like to gather a group of site leaders at this time, please RSVP using this SRN Room Reservation Form . The space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so check with your colleagues and sign up as soon as possible, but no later than November 1. The form asks for a designated contact person. We will be in touch with each group contact person with information about the meeting location. Questions? Contact

Meeting Overview: Thursday

This year you will see we have described sessions according to “HOMAGO”—a new term that refers to Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out. HOMAGO comes from Connected Learning research and describes a spectrum of learning opportunities from highly informal and exploratory to more formally designed to provide depth around an interest. HOMAGO describes three arenas where kids—and NWP site leaders—can socialize, play, and learn from one another using physical spaces as well as social and new media.

We have adapted the idea of HOMAGO to describe the intent and substance of the small-group sessions at the 2013 Annual Meeting from the informal roundtables and “unconference” feel of the morning sessions through the workshop sessions in the afternoon.

During the day, be sure to stop by room 110 to add to our collective 40th anniversary timeline!

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