2019 CGC Summer Institute
Meeting Diverse Needs through Professional Connections
George Mason University, Arlington Campus
We are happy to announce the 2019 Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute, where we will provide opportunities to discuss our growing professional field of Graduate Communication and share strategies for providing graduate communication support.
This year’s Institute, which meets just outside of Washington, DC in Arlington, VA, focuses on Meeting Diverse Needs through Professional Connections. As with the 2018 Summer Institute, we will accept proposals for works-in-progress presentations, short presentations on graduate communication pedagogical strategies, programmatic initiatives, and scholarship followed by rich discussion. We will also continue to accept proposals for graduate communication workshops, which will allow participants to share nuts-and-bolts approaches to written and oral communication support. Finally, we will be adding roundtable discussions to this year’s agenda, which will provide opportunities for less structured conversations about important topics.
NEW: Full conference programs are now available for download: 2019 Full Program.
Short programs are available here: 2019 Short Program.
Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University
“‘Transing’ Practice(s): Research on Academic Writers and Writing Across Levels, Languages, and Disciplines”
Neal Lerner, Northeastern University
“STEM Graduate Students and Writing Center Collaborations: Processes, Products, Concerns”
Rachael Cayley, University of Toronto
“#AcWri Blogs: Building Professional Communities”
Click here to read full descriptions of the keynote talks.
Graduate Communication Workshops
We have a full line-up of engaging and interactive 90-minute Graduate Communication Workshops. Click here to read the workshop descriptions.
Travel and Lodging
Book a room at the conference hotel: Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
Find additional details explaining how to get to the hotel from both DC airports here.
Find information about the conference location, travel, parking, lodging, and dining provided by our local hosts here.
Registration is open through May 31 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time
|Day||Start Time||End Time||Event|
|Thursday, June 13||8:00 am||9:00 am||Continental Breakfast (provided) and registration|
|9:00 am||9:30 am||Welcome and Opening remarks|
|9:30 am||10:30 am||Keynote 1: Terry Myers Zawacki|
|10:40 am||12:10 am||Works-in-Progress Strands A|
|12:15 pm||1:15 pm||Lunch (provided)|
|1:30 pm||3:00 pm||Works-in-Progress Strands B|
|3:00 pm||3:25 pm||Coffee Break (provided)|
|3:30 pm||5:00 pm||Workshops (4) & Roundtables|
|5:30 pm||7:00 pm||Reception
(Holiday Inn Arlington ballroom)
|Friday, June 14||8:30 am||9:00 am||Continental Breakfast (provided)|
|9:00 am||10:15 am||Keynote: Neal Lerner|
|10:30 am||12:00 pm||Works-in-Progress Strands C|
|12:10 pm||1:30 pm||Lunch (provided)
Annual business meeting (12:45)
|1:40 pm||3:10 pm||Works-in-Progress Strands D|
|3:10 pm||3:25 pm||Coffee Break (provided)|
|3:30 pm||5:00 pm||Workshops (3) & Roundtables|
|5:15 pm||5:45 pm||Pecha kucha presentations|
|Saturday, June 15||8:30 am||9:00 am||Continental Breakfast (Provided)|
|9:00 am||10:30 am||Works-in-Progress Strands E|
|10:45 am||11:45 am||Keynote: Rachael Cayley|
|12:00 pm||1:30 pm||Lunch (provided) and Discussion|