Cinderella_Castle_Purple_croppedInternational Writing Centers Association / National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Joint Conference 2014

The 2014 meeting at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort marks the fifth time IWCA and NCPTW have partnered for a joint conference. The first time these two groups met together was in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2003. Since then, the conferences have convened together in Minneapolis (2005), Las Vegas (2008), and, most recently, Baltimore (2010). The collaborative spirit of these joint conferences is what makes them special–tutors and professionals joined together in research, scholarship, and conversation. The joint conference is an occasion for all members of the writing center community to learn from and challenge one another and to celebrate what makes writing center work wonderful. We invite all members of the writing center community to answer the call, to add their perspectives to our field’s ongoing conversations, and to come along and sing a song and join the jamboree!


Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort hotel is a Southwestern-themed haven of brightly colored Casitas, rustic Ranchos and beachfront Cabanas encircling a glimmering 22-acre lake. Each accommodation provides a unique escape and a welcoming home away from home. For more information about getting to the conference and other amenities, visit our travel page.

Information for Vendors and Sponsors

IWCA/NCPTW provides organizations and institutions an opportunity to interact with hundreds of writing center directors, tutoring program leaders, current and prospective students, writing faculty, and administrators. We encourage vendors and sponsors to attend IWCA/NCPTW and connect with the writing center community.

Sponsorship opportunities at the conference include:

  • Exhibit Space
  • Program Advertisements
  • Event Sponsorship

For more details, visit our program ads and vendor info page or contact Melissa Ianetta.

About IWCA


Karen Rowan and Laura Greenfield, 2012 IWCA Outstanding Book Award Winners

The International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), an NCTE Assembly, was founded in 1983 to foster communication among writing centers and to provide a forum for concerns. Comprising directors and staffs of writing centers at universities, two-year colleges, and public schools, the IWCA is governed by an Executive Board that includes officers and representatives from specific regions.



Sue Dinitz and Jean Kiedaisch, 2007 Maxwell Award Recipients, with Ron Maxwell

The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) promotes the teaching of writing through collaborative learning. Peer tutors and NCPTW professionals help students become self-sufficient writers. NCPTW professionals are leaders in collaborative approaches, responding to the challenges of creating and operating writing centers, developing innovative peer tutoring programs, and promoting the work of their peer tutors. The NCPTW offers peer tutors the opportunity to contribute in professional and scholarly ways to the larger writing center community, and we’re dedicated to providing forums for tutors to share and present research at national and international conferences.

Joint Conference Co-Chairs

Brian Fallon, Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY
Melissa Ianetta, University of Delaware

Contact us: [email protected]