The CFP, copied below:

Writing in Motion: Traversing Public/Private Spaces
Call for Program Proposals

Proposals due November 15, 2010
Invitations sent by January 31, 2011

Writing is in motion as never before: students text one another on the go and around the clock; colleagues and friends use wikis to brainstorm and to co-author important documents; choreographers and filmmakers use motion-capture technology to “write down” movement and gesture; and poets invent new multimedia poetic forms. The places we write, and the features of the writing we value, are today more varied – and often more contested – than ever before.

One especially prominent dimension of these changes is a reconfiguration of public and private space. A single ordinary writing activity today may traverse any number of borders. Classrooms connect with non-academic audiences via public electronic portfolios and blogs; private companies partner with public universities to digitize library holdings; personal emails and business memos are archived in the NCTE National Gallery of Writing; faculty share course materials with students on other continents.

We welcome proposals in a variety of formats that interpret the conference themes from multiple perspectives. Regardless of format (see Session Types below), each proposal should provide the following:

* 250 words (up to 500 words for panels or roundtables) or a 2-minute video or other multimedia piece describing or demonstrating in detail what will happen during the session,
* specifics on how it will facilitate interaction and/or dialogue,
* information about what technologies it will employ to do so,
* and one or more keywords to tag proposals and sessions.

In dialogue with the ongoing professional conversation about making conferences more accessible, we are asking participants to submit full versions or detailed outlines of their papers or presentations, and any peripheral materials, by Wednesday, May 11, a week in advance, so that they may be posted to the conference website. By providing a paper or an outline of talking points and a statement of the main argument, and/or written descriptions or transcripts of visual images or video, participants will make the conference more accessible to all. Some collateral benefits of this practice will be, first, to enable participants to read/view materials in advance and engage in fuller dialogue during sessions, and second, to create a living document that will allow conference conversations to continue.

In the interest of including as many people as possible on the program, we ask that you submit a proposal for only one speaking role. Speakers should plan on making use of relevant technology, rather than simply reading papers.

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