6th International Academic Writing Symposium 2019: WRITING AT THE CROSSROADS, 28-30 March 2019
Academic writing today is evolving in numerous directions. This opens up many possibilities for writing itself but also for writing support and research. At the same time, these possibilities are accompanied by challenges. We as writing center professionals must recognize and respond to these challenges, alongside colleagues in academic writing, publishing, translation, support, and instruction. Team InterWRITE’s academic writing support is geared toward students from a variety of linguistic backgrounds writing in English and German as foreign languages. Leibniz University Hannover belongs to the group of TU9 institutions, an association of Germany’s top technical universities, and thus as a leading STEM institution is particularly impacted by conflicting concerns related to writing, knowledge creation, and global changes in academics. Our task as writing center professionals, as well as language instructors, advisors, editors, and other knowledge-builders, is to help writers navigate their paths forward in this uncertain future as they write “at the crossroads.”
Thus, we are proud to host the 6th International Academic Writing Symposium 2019, and cordially invite all participants to submit proposals for conference poster presentations, 30-minute lecture-style presentations, 90-minute hands-on workshops, and informal 10-minute Pecha Kucha-style talks.