Program

Program Overview

Early registration and check in starts in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 12, followed by the pre-symposium social. On Thursday, November 13, the registration desk opens at 8 a.m. This year, Second Language Writing Institute (ticketed event) preceeds the Symposium--from 8:30 to 10:30 Thursday morning. The Symposium itself will kick off at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday and concludes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 15.

Session Schedule. The tentative schedule of sessions and events—including times, rooms, and individual presenter information—is available here.

Early Check-In. If you arrive early and would like to pick up your program and name tag, you can stop by Paul Kei Matsuda's Office, Room 304 in Durham Language and Literature Building (LL 304).

Pre-Symposium Social (RSVP requested but not requierd). If you are arriving before Wednesday evening, we would like to invite you to join us for the Pre-Symposium Social on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sol Diablo Cantina Kitchen (560 S College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-219-9102; map). If you are planning to join us, please use this RSVP Form to let us know! (If the form doesn't work, feel free to just show up.)

SSLW Institute (Ticketed Event). Scheduled Thursday morning from 8:30 to 10:30, SSLW Institute features various workshops that provide opportunities for professional development.

Plenary Talks. Information about plenary talks, including title, abstract and author bio statements, are available here.

Concurrent Sessions. The list of concurrent session titles and presenters is available here.

Program Book. The program book will be available online in PDF format. If you are on the program as a presenter or session chair, please check the program for any last-minute changes. A hard copy version will be available for you at the Registration and Check-In Desk.

Registration Desk. Registration and Check-In Desk will be located in the Alumni Lounge on the second floor of the Memorial Union. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Book Exhibits. The Book Exhibits will be located in the Alumni Lounge on the second floor of the Memorial Union. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Refreshments will be available in the Exhibits area.

Ticketed Events. To provide more networking and professional development opportunities in small-group settings, this year's SSLW includes a number of ticketed events, including SSLW Institute on Thursday, banquet on Friday, and a lunch seminar on Saturday.

Guidelines for Presenters and Session Chairs. Guidelines for presenters and session chairs are available online.

Please see the Venue page for additional local information.

Tentative Schedule

To see the full list of all scheduled sessions, please click here.

Wednesday, November 12

12:00-17:00 Registration and Check In at Paul's Office, LL 304

18:00-20:00 Pre-Symposium Social at Sol Diablo Cantina Kitchen

Thursday, November 13

8:00-17:00 Registration and Check-In
9:00-17:00 Book Exhibits

8:30-10:30 L2 Writing Institute (Ticketed Event)
10:45-11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:00-12:00 Plenary I: Tony Silva
12:00-13:45 Lunch Break
13:45-15:00 Concurrent A; 13:45-15:15 Colloquia A
15:30-16:45 Concurrent B; 15:30-17:00 Colloquia B
17:15-18:15 Plenary II: Susan Miller-Cochran
18:15-20:00 Opening Reception

Friday, November 14

8:00-17:00 Registration and Check-In
9:00-17:00 Book Exhibits

9:00-10:15 Concurrent C; 9:00-10:30 Colloquia C
10:45-11:45 Plenary III: Lawrence Zhang
11:45-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:45 Concurrent D; 13:30-15:00 Colloquia D
15:15-16:30 Concurrent E; 15:15-16:45 Colloquia E
17:00-18:00 Plenary IV: Dwight Atkinson
18:00-21:00 Banquet (Ticketed Event)

Saturday, November 15

8:00-12:00 Registration and Check-In
9:00-16:00 Book Exhibits

9:00-10:15 Concurrent F; 9:00-10:30 Colloquia F
10:45-12:00 Concurrent G; 10:45-12:15 Colloquia G
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break; 12:30-13:45 Lunch Seminar (Ticketed Event)
14:00-15:15 Concurrent H; 14:00-15:30 Colloquia H
15:45-16:45 Plenary V: Deborah Crusan
16:45-17:45 Plenary VI: Christine Tardy
17:45-18:00 Closing Remarks

Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Dwight Atkinson, Purdue University, USA
Susan Miller-Cochran, North Carolina State University, USA
Deborah Crusan, Wright State University, USA
Tony Silva, Purdue University, USA
Christine Tardy, University of Arizona, USA
Lawrence Zhang, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Invited Colloquia

A.1 The Future of Graduate Writing Research, Pedagogy, and Program Design
Chair: Steve Simpson, New Mexico Tech, USA
Karen Englander, York University, Canada
David Ian Hanauer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Terry Zawacki, George Mason University, USA
Paul Rogers, George Mason University, USA
Anna Habib, George Mason University, USA
Karyn Mallett, George Mason University, USA
Jennifer Haan, University of Dayton, USA
Talinn Phillips, Ohio University, USA
Nigel Caplan, University of Delaware, USA
Michelle Cox, Cornell University, USA

A.2 L2 Writing Across Diverse CALL Contexts
Chair: Bryan Smith, Arizona State University, USA
Idoia Elola, Texas Tech University, USA
Ana Oskoz, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Jeff Kuhn, Ohio University, USA
Bryan Smith, Arizona State University, USA

B.1 Collaborative L2 Writing in Social Media Environments: Student Interactions and Pedagogical Insights
Chair: Neomy Storch, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mimi Li, Marshall University, USA
Neomy Storch, University of Melbourne, Australia
Amir Rouhshad, University of Melbourne, Australia
Greg Kessler, Ohio University, USA

C.1 Exploring the Professional Pathways of Early-Career L2 Writing Specialists
Chair: Tanita Saenkhum, Unviersity of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Tanita Saenkhum, Unviersity of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri, University of New Mexico, USA
Soo Hyon Kim, University of New Hampshire, USA
Atsushi Iida, Gunma University, Japan
Todd Ruecker, University of New Mexico, USA
Respondent: Christine Tardy, University of Arizona, USA

D.1 L2 Writing in K-12 Contexts
Chair: Luciana de Oliveira, Columbia University, USA
Luciana de Oliveira, Columbia University, USA
María Estela Brisk, Boston College, USA
Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, University of New Hampshire, USA
Ditlev Larsen, Winona State University, USA

D.2 European Perspectives on Professionalising L2 Writing
Chair: Bojana Petrić, University of Essex, UK
Diane Schmitt, Nottingham Trent University, UK (BALEAP)
Łukasz Salski, University of Łódź, Poland (EWCA)
Bojana Petrić, University of Essex, UK (EATAW)

E.1 L2 Writing in Non-English L2s
Chair: Melinda Reichelt, University of Toledo, USA
Yukiko Hatasa, Hiroshima University, Japan
Marcela Ruiz-Funes, Georgia Southern University, USA
Nur Yigitoglu, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey

E.2 Teaching of EFL Writing in the Chinese Higher Educational Institutions: Curriculum, Textbook, Instruction, and Assessment
Chair: WANG Junju, Shandong University, China
WANG Ying, Shandong University, China
ZHANG Cong, Purdue University, USA
SHAO Chunyan, Shandong University, China
WANG Junju, Shandong University, China

F.1 The Benefits of Genre-Based Pedagogy for Second Language Writing Development
(TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section [SLWIS])
Chair: Silvia Pessoa, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Silvia Pessoa, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
María Estela Brisk, Boston College, USA
Nigel Caplan, University of Delaware, USA
Luciana de Oliveira, Columbia University, USA

G.1 The Future of SLW at CCCC: Why CCCC and SLW Need Each Other
(CCCC Standing Group on Second Language Writing)
Chair: Todd Ruecker, University of New Mexico, USA
Christine Pearson Casanave, Temple University, USA
Dana Ferris, University of California, Davis, USA
Maria Jerskey, LaGuardia Community College, USA
Julia Kiernan, Michigan State University, USA
Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, University of New Hampshire, USA

Featured Sessions

B.9 Developing Professionalism in Teaching Reading and Writing in EFL Contexts
Yichun Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

F.3 Internationalizing Rhetoric and Composition
Chris Anson, North Carolina State University, USA
Tiane Donahue, Dartmouth College, USA

H.1 Discussion: L2 Writing Apocalypse and the Future of the Profession
Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State University, USA

Closing Ceremony: SSLW 2015 Preview
John Bitchener, AUT University, New Zealand

Ticketed Events

Ticketed events are special events that are available to SSLW participants for additional fees. The details of ticketed events--including topics and presenters as well as the registration information--will be announced here and on SSLWLIST, an email distribution list exclusively for Sympoisum-related information before it is disemminated more widely.

SSLW Institute (Thursday 8:30-10:30). Second Language Writing Institute provides various professional development workshops. To maintain the quality of interactions, enrollment in each workshop will be limited.

Friday Evening Banquet (Friday 18:00-20:00). Enjoy a nice buffet dinner and drinks with colleagues from around the world in a relaxed setting.

Saturday Lunch Seminar(Saturday 12:30-13:45). Lunch Seminar provides an opportunity to discuss topics of their interest with a facilitator--a well-established member of the field--in a small group setting. Buffet lunch will be served.

When you join one or more of the ticketed events, your name will be entered in a raffle for free books provided by Cambridge University Press, Equinox, and Mouton de Gruyter. Sign up today!