October 28, 2004 (note the last digit) makes a pretty tough cfp deadline. Any
update on that one?
Quoting Brenton Faber <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to encourage Inkshedders to be involved in the upcoming
> Association of Teachers of Technical Writing 2006 conference. It will
> be held in conjunction with CCCC in Chicago.
> Information for submitting a proposal can be found at the ATTW website
> I've pasted the cfp below. Please let me know if you have any questions.
> Looking forward to seeing a strong contingent in again this year!
> - brent
> Brenton Faber
> ATTW Conference 2006 Program Chair
> Associate Professor Communication & Media
> Clarkson University
> Potsdam NY 13699-5760
> [log in to unmask]
> Call for Papers
> Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
> 9th Annual Conference
> Proposals due: October 28, 2005
> Proposals accepted: September 12, 2005
> Wednesday, March 22, 2005, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
> In conjunction with the 2005 CCCC Annual Convention (March 22-25)
> Chicago, Illinois
> ATTW invites proposals for papers, panels, and poster presentations
> to be given at its annual conference immediately preceding the CCCC.
> The full-day event includes concurrent sessions, poster
> presentations, book exhibits, and opportunities for exchanging ideas,
> working on projects, and networking in a supportive and challenging
> academic environment.
> Conference theme: Technology as Text
> This year's conference will explore our field's unique relationships
> with technology. We will explore and examine new research, teaching
> methods, workplace practices, and administrative activities that
> inform and teach us about new, current, and past technologies. The
> goal of these presentations will be to help us better understand and
> practice technical communication and communication in scientific,
> professional, and workplace contexts.
> Inform, Teach, Critique
> We challenge participants to create presentations that will inform
> the field about new communication technologies and at the same time
> interrogate these technologies for their social, ethical, technical,
> practical, environmental, or material implications. Rather than look
> to tutorials or demonstrations, we are seeking robust studies,
> explorations, and research partnerships that engage subjects on
> several levels and demonstrate new ways to study and report on the
> technologies that we invent, use, and are subject to in workplace,
> academic, and daily practices.
> Potential Topics
> Some particular areas of interest include (but aren’t limited to)
> research that examines,
> * the implications, challenges, and rewards a specific
> technology brings to communication practices,
> * connections between technological and theoretical knowledge
> * relationships of our own technology learning to the practice
> of scholarship: what does mastering a new technology or creating new
> technology, constitute in terms of our scholarly, intellectual
> * presentations that teach and interrogate a specific technology,
> * the social values associated with specific communication
> technologies including the economic value, ethical implications, and
> value added of communication technologies,
> * pedagogies that enable students to engage, address, and use
> communication technologies
> * research methods that the field can use to examine and
> understand new, current, and past communication technologies.
> * investigations into the social contexts in which technologies
> are implemented and used.
> Proposals, limited to 200 words, are due October 28, 2004. We offer
> two general formats:
> Regular Sessions: 15 minute talks within 45-minute panel
> presentations. We will give presenters the opportunity to post copies
> of their presentation or paper at the ATTW Conference site
> approximately two weeks before the conference.
> Poster Presentations: We will include opportunities for posters
> (3'x4') to be presented throughout the day with special times
> dedicated for conversations and specific discussions regarding this
> Submit proposals for regular sessions via the ATTW website at http://
> www.attw.org. Connect to the site, register (or enter your
> password), then follow the links for conference paper submissions.
> All proposals will be peer reviewed. Proposals will be accepted after
> September 12, 2005.
> Workshop Sessions: We will make room for two 1 1/2-hour workshops as
> an alternative to panels of speakers. Workshops might focus on
> pedagogical issues, strategies for working with external partners,
> consulting, or research issues. Please submit workshop proposals
> directly to Brenton Faber at Clarkson University ([log in to unmask]).
> Registration and updates will also be available on ATTW’s e-mail
> discussion list (ATTW-L) and web site (www.attw.org). For additional
> information, contact Brenton Faber at Clarkson University
> ([log in to unmask]) or Bill Karis at Clarkson University
> ([log in to unmask]).
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