Conference Info

The Conference Program / Guidebook is available on the web at and through the Guidebook app at

The annual CWPA Conference features interactive sessions and panels that provide attendees with stimulating conversation, a deeper understanding of the scholarship or our field, and practical advice on administrative tasks and challenges.

This year’s Conference theme, “What if We Tried This: Innovating Writing Programs,” has helped us to gather a rich array of new ideas—tested and in-process—that will ensure productive discussions about the good work going on at institutions around the country. It will also open the door for frank discussion about areas of shared need—and ways that CWPA can help meet those needs.

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is a national association of college and university faculty with professional responsibilities for (or interests in) directing writing programs. Members include directors of freshman composition, undergraduate writing, WAC/WID/CAC, and writing centers, as well as department chairs, division heads, deans, and so on.

WPA publishes a journal and newsletter, holds an annual workshop and conference, maintains a Facebook group, makes grants and awards, develops position statements, offers consulting and program evaluation, and fosters extensive discussions about college writing and writing programs.