UMN to host 21st GPACW Conference

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

Aerial view of U of M east bank campus

We are excited to confirm that the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities will host this year's Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) conference. To be planned and organized by members of the Wearables Research Collaboratory, together with graduate students and faculty of the Writing Studies department, this conference is slated for October 2017.

Currently, we are exploring facilities on campus to ensure a welcoming and productive experience for all attendees. In the coming weeks, graduate students will discuss and finalized the conference theme.

Interesting facts about GPACW

  • The first GPACW conference was held in 1997 at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, in Rapid City, SD.
  • Besides South Dakota, GPACW has been hosted in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Minnesota. 
  • The Great Plains ACW is arguably the last remaining regional conference that serves the computers and writing community. Its older sibling, the national Computers and Writing conference (CWcon) is held every summer and organized by the CCCC Committee on Computers and Composition (7Cs).
  • The University of Minnesota once hosted the GPACW conference in 2013

Stay tuned for more details to come!

This entry was written by Jason Tham.