2016 NWP Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Welcome to the National Writing Project Annual Meeting! The Annual Meeting is the one time each year that Writing Project writers/makers, teachers, hackers, and learners come together in one large gathering of the community that is the National Writing Project to explore connected learning and leadership. We hope site leaders, teachers, and guests will find many opportunities for interesting and informative conversations throughout the day as they participate in discussion groups, sessions, and networking with colleagues from around the country.
Information on Travel and Housing for the meeting can be found here. Additional details will be posted on this site as they become available, so check back often!
The registration fee for the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting is $140, and includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening social. Payments by credit card or check are accepted. Registration is now open!
Sign Up to Facilitate a Roundtable Discussion
Share a slice of your site's work at the NWP Annual Meeting. Sign up your Writing Project site to facilitate a roundtable discussion by bringing a perspective and/or a piece of work along with a question to prompt a discussion of a key site program, practice, or other aspect of site work. Sign up here . Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: August 15
Meeting Overview: Wednesday
Welcome Room and Reception5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Atrium Terrace, South Tower
Pick up your name tag and program, get your questions answered, and orient yourself to Atlanta and the Annual Meeting by dropping by the NWP Welcome Room from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
The NWP Sales Table will be open at the Welcome Room on Wednesday evening as well as all day on Thursday, so you can also stock up on NWP gear or buy a copy of our 2016 NWP co-published books. In addition, some of the authors of our newest titles will be signing copies of their books at the Welcome Room. Be sure to stop by!
Other Optional and Working Meetings
Intersections Planning Meeting*
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Oak, Hotel Lobby Level, South Tower br>
New Pathways Design Challenge Dinner*
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Maple AB, Atrium Terrace, South Tower br>
Urban Sites Networking
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Spruce, Atrium Terrace, South Tower
Wednesday events marked with an asterisk (*) are working meetings for invited participants.
Meeting Overview: Thursday
Thursday morning begins with a round of sessions where Writing Project colleagues can connect, have conversations, and share ideas. The morning sessions are followed by a plenary, and lunch is available from 12:15–1:15 p.m. Two rounds of afternoon sessions will run from 1:30–5:00 p.m., and we'll end the day with an evening social with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar at 5:30 p.m.
A continental breakfast, lunch, and light afternoon snacks will be available in NWP Central on the M4 Grand Ballroom Level of the Omni and are included in the cost of registration. The evening social is also included.