National Writing Project

2011 NWP Annual Meeting

November 17, 2011

Chicago, Illinois

NWP's 2011 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 hear and learn from each other, and provide a chance for the NWP office to hear from sites and to share updates on funding, grant opportunities, and other planning.

Annual Meeting Survey

As we plan for events and communications in the coming year, we'd like to hear from you about your Annual Meeting experience.

Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey.

The deadline to complete the survey is December 18.

Meeting Overview

Wednesday: Welcome Room

Pick up your name tag and program, get your questions answered, and orient yourself to Chicago and the Annual Meeting by dropping by the NWP Welcome Room, located in the Empire room, from 5:30–8:00 p.m.

Thursday Overview

Thursday morning begins with discussion groups as a way for us to collectively gather perspectives and data about the status of the network. Discussion groups are followed by a plenary session and a luncheon talk by Deborah Meier. Afternoon sessions will run from 1:00–5:00 p.m.

At the end of the day on Thursday, everyone is invited to join in a social hour to greet colleagues and celebrate the history and future of the NWP network.

Friday Overview

Friday features a writing marathon hosted by the Chicago Area Writing Project and the University of Illinois Writing Project; a general discussion of NWP's new online spaces, NWP Connect and Digital Is; and a chance to dig into Digital Is.

Also, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) celebrates its centennial birthday at this year’s annual convention. Be sure to also visit the NWP booth at NCTE’s Exhibit Hall at the Chicago Hilton in spaces 411 and 413.

NWP programs will hold meetings throughout the day at the Palmer House Hotel.

2011 NWP Annual Meeting Program

For more, please download the 2011 NWP Annual Meeting Program (PDF). Please note that the program will also be distributed at the meeting.

NWP Connect

We will also be holding discussions and activities related to the meeting in NWP Connect, so please join and encourage others at your site to do so.

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