Full Conference Program (Rev., PDF)

Thursday, May 30 (1:30pm-6:30pm)

All Thursday events located in the Darden Education Building.

Front of Darden Ed. Building, on the corner of 43rd and Hampton Blvd.

12:00pm-1:00pmVirginia WPA Meet-UpBatten Arts and Letters Building, Room 5009A meeting of WPAs across the state of Virginia. Email Cheri Lemieux Spiegel (cheri.lemieux@gmail.com) if interested.
12:30pm-4:30pmCheck-InDarden Education Bldg (Foyer)Check-In table will be attended. Checking in will give attendees their program, name tag, and Friday lunch voucher.
1:30pm-3:30pmFeedback ForumDarden Education Bldg (Rm 1106)Similar in form and function to the Research Network Forum (RNF) and the Teacher to Teacher event at CCCC, this Forum invites participants to share ideas, questions, challenges, and in-progress work that would benefit from focused feedback. Coffee and snacks will be served.
4:00pm-6:30pmWorkshopsDarden Education Bldg (Rooms 1100, 1106, & 1112)Workshop 1: Gamifying The Grammar Gap in First-Year Composition. Led by Michan Myer (Norwich University). Room 1112.

Workshop 2: GIFs as Gateways to Multimodal Composition: Thinking about Writing through Looping Image. Led by Jamie Henthorn (Catawba College), Matt Beale (Old Dominion University), and Megan Mize (Old Dominion University). Room 1100.

Workshop 3: Developing RAD Research Skills: An Empirical Study of Genre and Writing Transfer. Led by Carol Hayes (George Washington University), Joe Paszek (University of Detroit Mercy), and Gwen Gorzelsky (Colorado State University). Room 1106.
7:30pmSocial GatheringsDowntown Norfolk or On CampusSocial Event 1: Rooftop beer garden gathering at Grain (100 E. Main St., Downtown Norfolk, located at the top of the Hilton). This event is sponsored by Fountainhead and Bedford/Macmillan publishers. Attendees will receive two free drink tickets, and there will be a complimentary taco bar as well. Shuttles will be taking attendees from outside the SpringHill Suites (4500 Hampton Blvd) lobby to Grain at the following times: 7:15pm / 7:30pm / 7:45pm. The shuttles will take attendees back to the hotel at 9:30pm. For those who wish to drive on their own, there are plenty of parking garages downtown. Town Point Garage is close, as is the Main Street Garage. Attendees are welcome to stay at Grain past the 9:30pm shuttle pick-up (Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-dominions-regional-4cs-social-event-tickets-62141223071)

Social Event 2: Movie and Telescope Night at the Pretlow Planetarium (located on campus). The movie being played is Black Holes (odu.edu/life/culture/discovery/pretlow-planetarium/shows.html.html). Event starts at 7:30 with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (including sweet tea, lemonade, and hot chocolate). Movie starts at 8:00pm. Telescope use and directed stargazing will follow the movie at around 9:00pm (weather permitting). To register, email Dan Richards (dprichar@odu.edu) indicating your interest.


Friday, May 31 (8:30am-5:45pm)

All Friday events located in the Webb University Center. Map of Webb Center is here.

Front of Webb University Center

7:30am-4:45pmCheck-InOutside North CafeCheck-In table will be attended all day. Checking in will give attendees their program, name tag, and lunch ticket.
7:30am-8:30amCoffee & BreakfastNorth CafePastries, bagels, yogurt, coffee, and tea will be available throughout the morning. (Starbucks hours, located just outside North Cafe, are from 8:00am-3:00pm.)
8:00am-3:00pmPublisher Book FairNorth CafeRepresentatives from five academic publishers (Bedford St. Martin's/Macmillan, Oxford UP, Fountainhead, Pearson, and W.W. Norton, Inc.) will be located around the North Cafe, displaying books for preview and purchase.
8:30am-8:45amIntroductory RemarksNorth CafeIntroduction to Event: Conference Chair, Dan Richards; Introduction of Keynote: Kevin DePew.
8:45am-9:30amKeynote North Cafe"Who’s (At)Tending to Transfer? An Invitation" by Dr. Jessie L. Moore, Elon University
9:45am-11:00amSession AA1: Executive Dining Room
A2: Newport News
A3: Hampton
A4: York/Potomac
A5: James/Lynnhaven
A6: Student Senate Chambers
11:15am-12:30pmSession BB1: Executive Dining Room
B2: Newport News
B3: Hampton
B4: York/Potomac
B5: James/Lynnhaven
B6: Student Senate Chambers
12:30pm-1:45pmLunchBroderick Dining Hall View menu
12:30pm-1:30pmProfessional HeadshotsHampton RoomMust sign up by May 24th. Email Dan Richards (dprichar@odu.edu) to sign up.
1:45pm-3:00pmSession CC1: Executive Dining Room
C2: Newport News
C3: Hampton
C4: York/Potomac
C5: James/Lynnhaven
C6: Student Senate Chambers
3:15pm-4:30pmSession DD1: Executive Dining Room
D2: Newport News
D3: Hampton
D4: York/Potomac
D5: James/Lynnhaven
D6: Student Senate Chambers
4:45pm-5:45pmJoint Listening SessionNorth CafeThis reflective, collaborative session co-led by the keynote will include all conference participants and will facilitate open dialogue among attendees. Group notes and activities will take place in this Listening Session Group Notes (Shared Document)