SSLW Registration

SSLW registration includes: admission to the exhibits; plenary talks, colloquia, featured sessions and individual presentations; morning and afternoon refreshment breaks; and the opening reception.

  Early Registration
(Until Aug. 31)

Late Registration
(Sept. 1-Oct. 31)

Onsite Registration
(Nov. 12-15)
Regular US$190 US$200 US$240
Student* US$90 US$100 US$120
ASU Student** US$50 US$50 US$80

*If you register as a student, you may be asked to provide a valid student ID or a signed letter from your advisor when you check in. **ASU students must use a valid ASU email address ( for registration.

Pre-reregistration for SSLW and ticketed events have now been closed. Onsite registration will be available as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 12, 12:00-17:00 in Paul's Office, LL 304
  • Thursday, November 13, 8:00-17:00 in Alumni Lounge, MU
  • Friday, November 14, 8:00-17:00 in Alumni Lounge, MU
  • Saturday, November 15, 8:00-12:00 in Alumni Lounge, MU

The SLW Institute

The Second Language Writing Institute (SLWI) is a new feature of SSLW, provides various professional development workshops to choose from. All SLWI sessions will take place concurrently on Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30. Please choose one of the following options (click on the title for more information):

Success on the Job Market: Demystifying the Process
Cristyn Elder, University of New Mexico

Designing and Sustaining a Satisfying and
Successful Research Program in Second Language Writing

Dana Ferris, University of California-Davis

Making Your Presentation Striking
Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State University

Writing Program Administration and ESL Writers
Susan Miller-Cochran, North Carolina State University

Writing Program Administrator as a Consultant
Shirley Rose, Arizona State University

An Introduction to Writing in Academic Journals:
How to Get Published

Christopher Tancock, Elsevier LTD

An SLWI ticket can only be purchased online and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Symposium registration is not required for participation in SLWI.

  Online (Before Oct. 31) Onsite
SSLW Institute* US$30 N/A

*Ticketed events are non-refundable. Seating is limited, and are available on a fist-come, first-served basis.

Friday Evening Banquet

Banquet tickets are available for US$50 per person (non-refundable). Symposium registration is not requried for purchasing the ticket. (Spouses and partners are welcome to purchase banquet tickets.)

  Online (Before Oct. 31) Onsite
Banquet Ticket* US$50 N/A

*Ticketed events are non-refundable. Seating is limited, and are available on a fist-come, first-served basis.

Saturday Lunch Seminar

Saturday Lunch Seminar provide opportunities to sit down with an established second language writing specialists in a small-group setting to discuss issues and questions that are important to you. Buffet lunch will be provided. (Lunch options in the MU will be limited on Saturday.)

The discussion leaders will include:

  • Dwight Atkinson
  • John Bitchener
  • Deborah Crusan
  • Dana Ferris
  • Mark James
  • Susan Miller-Cochran
  • Tony Silva
  • Neomy Storch
  • Christine Tardy
  • Lawrence Zhang
  • Paul Kei Matsuda

Lunch Seminar tickets can only be purchased online. Symposium registration is required for purchasing the ticket.

  Online (Before Oct. 31) Onsite
Sat. Lunch Seminar* US$30 N/A

*Ticketed events are non-refundable. Seating is limited, and are available on a fist-come, first-served basis.

Registration and Fee Payment Procedures

All fees must be paid in US dollars using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). Your registration and payment will be confirmed by an automatic email. Please keep this confirmation as your registration receipt. You will also be able to access your registration using your email address and the password you created on your initial registration. If you are from a country where the online registration system cannot be accessed, please use the mail-in registration form.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please send a written request to There will be a $10 administration fee subtracted from refunded registration payments. Refund requests must be received before midnight on October 31, 2014 (Arizona Time). No refund can be issued on or after November 1, 2014. Ticketed events are non-refundable.

Letters of Invitation

Invitation letters for presenters have been sent out to the corresponding authors. If you are a co-author, please check with the corresponding author for the information. If there are errors or if you cannot access the letters, please

If you are not a presenter and need a letter of invitation to apply for U.S. visa or funding applications, please fill out the online request form. If you are not able to access the form, please

Please be mindful of registration deadlines as well as estimated timelines for the processing of visa applications as these vary from country to country.