Past Conferences

2017: Toronto, Ontario

The conference was held at Ryerson University, May 27 – 29. The theme was “The Presence of Writing: Making a Place for the Study of Writing and Discourse”. Our keynote speaker was Professor Rebecca Moore Howard from Syracuse University. The conference program can be accessed here.

2016: Calgary, Alberta

The conference was held at the University of Calgary, May 28 – 30. The theme was “The Power of Writing: Explorations of the Energy of Writing and Discourse”. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Douglas Brent from the University of Calgary. The conference program can be accessed here.

2015: Ottawa, Ontario

The conference was held at the University of Ottawa, May 30 – June 1. The theme was “Writing Commons: Research and Pedagogy in Discourse and Writing”. Our keynote speakers were Dr. John Willingsky from Stanford University/Simon Fraser University and Dr. Roger Graves from the University of Alberta. The conference program can be accessed here.

2014: St. Catherines, Ontario

The conference was held at Brock University, May 24 – 26. The theme was “Border and Boundaries:Research and Pedagogy in Discourse and Writing”. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Doreen Starke-Meyerring from McGill University. The conference program can be accessed here.

2013: Victoria, British Columbia

The conference was held at University of Victoria, June 1 – 3. The theme was “Transformations at the Edge: Writing Research, Discourse, & Pedagogy”. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Cheryl Geisler from Simon Fraser University. The conference program can be accessed here.

2012: Waterloo, Ontario

The conference was held at Wilfrid Laurier University, May 26 – 28. The theme was “Discourse, Writing and Interdisciplinarity”. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Natasha Artemeva from Carleton University. The conference program can be accessed here.

2011 and earlier

Calls for papers and programs for CASDW (formerly CATTW) for 2011 and earlier are available at: http://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/~casdw/en/conferences.htm