Conference Program

From Far and Wide: Imagining the Futures of Writing Centres

Conference Program (updated May 16, 2017)                       

Pre-Conference Workshop (May 25)

Participants will have the opportunity to consider writing as making as they create a collective zine based on the themes of the conference. This zine-making session will be facilitated by artist and OCAD U’s Learning Zone Librarian, Marta Chudolinksa and Coordinator, Writing and Learning Services at OCAD U’s Writing & Learning Centre in the Learning Zone, a multi-use space located at OCAD University’s library.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, May 25

1:00 – 4:30 pm: Registration (foyer, main floor)

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Pre-conference Workshop in OCAD U’s Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick St., Level 1

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Tours of OCAD (meet in foyer, main floor)

6:00 – 9:00 pm Pre-conference dinner at the Rivoli, (pay your own way)

Lively Toronto landmark offering a nightclub, pool, live music & an eclectic, creative bar food menu.

Location: 334 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2 (an 8-minute walk from OCAD University)

Friday, May 26

All events take place in the 100 McCaul Street building.

8:00 – 3:30 pm: Registration + Exhibitors’ Fair (lobby, 1st floor)

8:00 – 4:45 pm: Coffee, tea and snacks, Lambert Lounge, 1st floor

8:30 am: Welcome and introductory remarks, MCA 190, 1st floor

Heather Fitzgerald, CWCA Chair, and Dr. Gillian Siddall, VP Academic and Provost, OCAD University

9:00 – 10:00am: Keynote Address, MCA 190, 1st floor

10:15 – 11:55 am: Session A, MCA 264, MCA 240, MCA 190 and MCA 284, 1st floor

12:00 – 1:10 pm: Lunch, Great Hall

12:30 – 1:10: poster presentation sessions

1:15 – 2:55 pm: Session B, MCA 264, MCA 240, MCA 190 and MCA 284

3:30 – 4:30: Session C, MCA 264, MCA 240, MCA 190 and MCA 284

4:45 – 5:45 pm: CWCA AGM, MCA 190, 1st floor

6:30 PM: Conference Reception, Provo Restaurant

Casual, loftlike space serving internationally inspired tapas, plus craft brews & signature drinks.

Location: 308 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4




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