ATTW 2021 Conference Registration Rates
ATTW 2021 Conference Update (May 14, 2021 Update)
Dear ATTW community,
The ATTW 2021 conference program (“Language, Access, and Power in Technical Communication”) will be forthcoming soon, but I wanted to provide you with an overview of the amazing program our Conference Co-Chairs, Drs. Laura Gonzales and Ann Shivers-McNair, have been working on so that you can save some dates and times on your schedules.
The conference will begin on Sunday, June 6, at 1 p.m. PST/ 2 p.m. MST/ 3 p.m. CST/ 4 p.m. EST with opening remarks from ATTW President and Conference Team, along with an opening keynote by Dr. Josephine Walwema (University of Washington).
Day 2, Monday, June 7, with kick off with an anti-racist writing group hosted by Digital Black Lit and Composition (DBLAC), starting at 8 a.m. PST/ 9 a.m. MST/ 10 a.m. CST/ 11 a.m. EST. The day will then continue with three concurrent sessions and networking opportunities.
Day 3, Tuesday, June 8, will consist of a full day of concurrent sessions and a keynote address by Maria Barker (Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin) & Dr. Rachel Bloom-Pojar (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).
The conference will conclude on Day 4, Wednesday, June 9, with asynchronous poster sessions throughout the day and the awards reception at 4 p.m. PST/ 5 p.m. MST/ 6 p.m. CST/ 7 p.m. EST.
If you have not done so already, I ask academics who are attending the conference to become a member of ATTW/renew your membership and register for the conference via the membership portal on our ATTW website as soon as possible. As a reminder, recognizing the hardship the pandemic has caused many of you, membership dues remain modest, and all students and community partners can participate in our 2021 conference for free. The conference remains free for exhibitors and publishers to attend. Although this year’s faculty conference registration rates remain the same as last year, professors in need of support can select a waived registration for this year’s conference. Further, for those in the position to support free registration for other members in need, options to donate are provided. I ask that no matter the conference rate, though, that everyone who plans to participate in the 2021 conference to please register.
Thanks! And I hope that you can make it to this year’s conference—our first virtual conference!
We are excited to announce that this year’s conference will take place the week of June 6, 2021 and will carry over last year’s theme, “Language, Access, and Power in Technical Communication.” ATTW hired conference strategist Dr. Khirsten L. Scott—Director of the Design and Coordination Division of Intentional Events and Co-Founder of DBLAC, Digital Black Lit and Composition—to work with our organization and amazing conference co-chairs, Drs. Laura Gonzales and Ann Shivers-McNair, to intentionally design the program and our virtual conference in ways that are innovative, inclusive, accessible, and equitable. More details about the program will be forthcoming soon.
As in past years, membership is required to register for, attend, and present at ATTW’s annual convention (with the exception of community partners, publishers, and exhibitors). If you haven’t yet renewed your ATTW membership for 2021, please use the membership portal of our website to do so by May 7. Your membership dues support our annual conference, graduate student research and amplification awards, workshops, and other professional development opportunities for members. Your membership to ATTW includes a subscription to Technical Communication Quarterly (TCQ) and a vote in the upcoming officer elections in May. We are also developing the membership portal to include members-only access to ATTW archival documents and other valuable content.
Recognizing the hardship the pandemic has caused many of our members, we carried over last year’s modest rates for membership dues. We also revised our 2021 conference registration rates so that all students and community partners can attend for free. The conference remains free for exhibitors and publishers to attend. Although this year’s conference registration rates for faculty remain the same as last year, we added an option for professors in need of support this year to select a waived registration. Further, for those in the position to support free registration for other members in need, we provide options to donate.
You may register for the conference via the membership portal until June 5. If last spring you opted to apply your registration to this year’s conference, you will receive an email with a registration code that you can use to register for the 2021 conference. If you donated last year’s registration fee, you should have recently received an email thanking you for your donation. If you have questions about your registration last year, email Dr. Michelle Eble at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be glad to help you sort through or refund payments.
Thank you for your continued involvement and investment in our community–and we hope you’re able to attend this year’s virtual conference!