Nebraska Writing Center Consortium Meeting 2017

Adapting, Responding, Innovating: Nebraska Writing Centers in 2017

Registration | Lodging | Meeting Location | Program 

Keynote speaker: Terese Thonus, University of Baltimore

The 11th annual Nebraska Writing Center Consortium Meeting will be hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on September 29, 2017. We invite proposals that explore the ways your writing center is adapting, responding, and innovating in 2017. Are there new challenges or opportunities you are experiencing in your center? Is your center responding to our current political climate in some way? Have you found new approaches to tutor training or different ways to adapt to students’ writing needs?

 The NWCC meeting is a prime opportunity to test out new ideas or to practice and refine presentations for upcoming international, national, and regional writing center conferences (IWCA, NCPTW, and MWCA). With that in mind, we invite you to submit 150-250 word proposals for any of the following types of presentations:

  • Panel Presentation: 3 to 4 presentations of 15-­20 minutes each on a specific theme or question.
  • Individual Presentation: 15-­20 minute presentation (that will be combined into a panel).
  • Workshop: A participatory session that engages attendees in active learning.
  • Roundtable Discussion: 15 minutes of introductory framing by the leader(s) followed by a facilitated discussion among attendees.
  • Ignite Presentation: A 5-minute presentation composed of 20 images each lasting 15 seconds (modified PechaKucha).
  • Poster Presentation: A research-­fair style presentation in which the presenter(s) create a visual argument and informally discuss their research with attendees.

Proposals are due by August 15; please send proposals as Word or PDF files to with the subject line “2017 NWCC Proposal.” Please include names and contact information for all panel members.

Questions? Please contact Rachel Azima at


The registration fee is $38. Please register by Friday, September 22. 

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Once you fill out the registration form, you will have the opportunity to go directly to PayPal to pay the registration fee. If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to the Nebraska Writing Center Consortium and send it to the following address:

Rachel Azima
202 Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333


Rooms are available at two locations:

  • Courtyard Lincoln Downtown: $115/night (does not include parking)
    If you prefer to make your reservation via phone, you may call the hotel direct at 402-904-4800 and request the UNL English, Nebraska Writing Centers Consortium group rate. 
    The discounted rate expires on September 14.

  • Embassy Suites, Downtown Lincoln: $129/night (does not include parking)
    If you prefer to make your reservation via phone, you may call the hotel  at (402) 474-1111 and request the Nebraska Writing Center Consortium group rate (group code NWC). 
    The discounted rate expires on September 7.

Meeting Location

The NWCC meeting will be held at UNL's Nebraska East Union1705 Arbor Dr.