Reminder! ODU's 34th Annual Spring Writing Conference is March 28-29, 2013

ODU’s 34th Annual Spring Conference will take place on March 28-29, 2013. This year’s conference focuses on Multicultural Issues, How Culture Informs Writing, and Helping Students to Adapt and Adhere to Academic English. As always, it is our goal to form connections between secondary and post-secondary writing instruction.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, PhD.   Dr. Ortmeier-Hooper has a background in secondary education and experience working with second language learners in the public school system. She is an Assistant Professor of Composition Studies at the University of New Hampshire.
This year’s conference will be hosted from four locations:
Main Campus: 4901 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529 in the Webb Center
VB Higher Education Center: 1881 University Drive, Virginia Beach, VB 23453
Tri-Cities Higher Education Center: 1070 University Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 27303
Peninsula Higher Education Center: 600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200, Hampton, VA 23666
Registrants will be asked to identify which location they will attend. The keynote sessions will be broadcast via two-way live streaming to distance locations, and break away sessions, breakfast, and lunch will be offered at all locations. A reception sponsored by the ODU Alumni Association will feature a reading by Remica Bingham-Risher will be two-way streamed to the distance locations and refreshments will be served at all locations.

To gain information about the conference, or to view the Call For Papers, please visit our conference website at <>.  Or simply search for “ODU Writing Conference” in a web engine for the website. You may also email the conference website via <>. A registration form is attached for your convenience. Please save it to your computer before modifying, rename, and return via email or mail to ODU, using the address provided on the form.

I know that the economy is presenting a challenge to instructors and administrators with regard to the reimbursement for conference fees, paying for a substitute, etc. But we sincerely hope you will give serious consideration to attending.

Matt Oliver, Senior Lecturer, Director of Composition
Conference Coordinator

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Posted By: Belinda Rafferty
Date: Tue Feb 19 13:18:32 EST 2013