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Opening Reception

Thursday, June 23rd 7-9pm • University of Michigan Museum of Art

Following our first Plenary Session on Thursday evening, join us from 7-9 pm at the University of Michigan’s award-winning Museum of Art for our opening reception of hearty and delicious hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer. Catch up with old IWAC friends and make new ones!


Registration now closed


IWAC registration is now closed. If you are scheduled to present and missed registration, contact If you have questions about receiving a registration receipt or refund, please contact U-M Conference and Event Services at 734-764-2000 or

The Schedule is now Live!


Click Schedule here or in the sidebar to jump to the schedule overview. Use the links to the sessions to explore all of the presentations in each session.

If you want to quickly find the session you are presenting in, you can use the Search link here or in the sidebar to search for your name. Your session should pop up in the results.

Early Registration Deadline extended to April 15th

  • The early registration deadline, previously April 1st, has been bumped back to midnight April 15th.
  • The program schedule is still coming together and should be available sometime next week.
  • Room blocks at the Conference rate at Campus Inn and The Graduate are no longer available. There may be room availability at those hotels at their standard rate. Conference rates are still available in North Quad and Regents.

Register now!


Attention all IWAC Conference presenters and attendees! Our registration deadline of April 1st is fast approaching. You can follow this link to register. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor soon!

Have you heard?


Proposal notifications have been delivered. If you haven’t received an email in your inbox, please double-check your Spam folder (and unflag the email so we can contact you in the future).  Feel free to email us at if you haven’t received an update.

Important deadlines

February 5th | Presenter or Attendee Form deadline
February 26th | Scholarship deadline
April 1st | Registration deadline

Review Updates


Our proposal review process is now closed. We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of our reviewers. If you submitted a proposal, you can expect an email with the results in mid-January along with any notes from reviewers. Coinciding with the emails, we will post a notification on our website and social media indicating that the results have been sent out.

Registration now open! Pre-conference Workshops announced!

4/28/06 Photos of the room, table and catering setups in the Michigan Union and Michigan League. Also few campus environment photos.

Our Registration page is now open! Early registration rates, available until April 1st, are $325 for Faculty, $200 for Contingent Faculty/Grad Students, and $50 Workshops. After April 1st the rates are $375 Faculty, $225 for Contingent Faculty/Grad Students, and $50 for Workshops.

Our three Pre-conference Workshops are Meaningful Makeover for Inclusive Writing Assignments; Exploring and Exploiting the Michigan Corpus of Upper-Level Student Papers (MICUSP) as a Resource for WAC Classes; and Creating WAC Partnerships Across Academic Levels. More information is available on Pre-conference Workshops page.

And finally, Travel and Lodging information is starting to come together. Hotel rates are yet to be determined and details of our campus housing options are still being worked out, but you can begin to explore some of the options for your stay in Ann Arbor.

P.S. Our Schedule-at-a-Glance is almost complete and our review process is just underway. More details to follow.

Plenary Sessions & Speakers Announced


We’re pleased to announce the  IWAC 2016 Plenary speakers are Jonathan Alexander, Paula Carlino, Jason Dowd, Matthew Gomes, Jonathan Hall, Mike Palmquist, Mya Poe, Andrea Olinger, and Martha Townsend. For more information on the sessions, visit our Plenary Sessions page.

Plenary Sessions page

Deadline extended


We’ve extended the IWAC Conference proposal deadline to Monday, October 12th (11:59pm EDT to be exact).  If you have already submitted a proposal and would like to make any changes, you can log in to the Proposal Submission site and edit your entry up until the new deadline.

Call for Proposals