Digital Praxis Posters, RNF, QRN, & More Ways to Present at or around CCCC’s in Pittsburgh

If you missed the deadline for submitting a proposal to the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) or if you weren’t accepted this year, please know that there are several other opportunities to present your work and still attend the conference events in Pittsburgh in March 2019. Here are a few with deadlines soon approaching: 

We hope to see many of you in Pittsburgh, and we’ll send details about the annual GSU @ CCCC social prior to the conference!

We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 Digital Praxis Posters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! The Digital Praxis Posters provide a space at CCCC for scholars and practitioners from across our field to share and discuss their innovative work with digital technologies. The DPP sessions invite a variety of work ranging from experimentation with new digital tools to the methodologies shaping research using these tools.
Last year’s sessions were both very well attended and highly interactive. We do our best to provide an engaged audience by setting up two rounds of posters back to back. During the first round, second-round poster presenters are part of the audience. During the second round, first-round poster presenters are part of the audience. Of course, many others join in as well! DPP sessions are always filled with deep and engaging conversations about your project and the projects of others. We encourage presenters to involve graduate and undergraduate students in the preparation and delivery of their poster sessions. One goal of the DPP has always been to meet and talk to students from the classes or organizations where digital praxis is enacted!
Proposals are invited in the following categories:
1. Demonstration of digital tool
2. Digital pedagogy assignment
3. Research on or using digital tools
4. Digital facets of community and advocacy
5. Creative digital projects
6. Performance-Rhetoric, Performance-Composition in digital spaces
Your participation in the DPP will NOT count as your one presentation at CCCC. Posters are generally held in a designated area during two sessions on Thursday and Friday.  Poster proposals will be reviewed in a process separate from the formal CCCC reviews, and invited presenters will receive feedback from reviewers. After the review, we will provide accepted presenters with an official letter indicating that your proposal was reviewed and that you will be presenting in Pittsburgh. Presenters’ names will also be in the Digital Praxis Posters program (handed out on site) which itself will be referenced in the opening pages of the CCCC program.
If you would like to propose a poster presentation (as a team or individually), please fill out the form at this address:
 ~~~The proposal deadline is October 15, 2018~~~
If you have any trouble with the online submission form, just send this information via email to
• Full name, affiliation, and contact information.
• A short 75-word description of your digital poster
• A spiffy title
• If appropriate, your team members’ names and emails
Because CCCC is committed to supporting these posters, we are promised an excellent space that is well equipped and connected: power, projection, screens, and tables will be provided.
2019 DPP Coordinators:
Stephen J. McElroy,

Qualitative Research Network

Call for Proposals 2019

Individual or collaborative Research Presentations are invited for the Qualitative Research Network (QRN) to be held Wednesday, March 13,from 1:30 – 5:00 at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Qualitative Research Network, which occurs annually at the CCCC, is offered for both new and experienced qualitative researchers. TheQRN provides mentoring and support to qualitative researchers at all levels of experience and working in diverse areas of study within the college composition and communication community. As a pre-conference research network, the QRN is open to everyone, including those who are already presenting at the conference in other venues.

Keynote Presentation: The initial hour of the workshop will feature Dr. Pamela Takayoshi, Professor of English at Kent State University. Professor Takayoshi researches the ways people use writing in academic and non-academic contexts to make meaning in their lives, with a particular interest in research methodologies, the digital mediation of written communication, and feminist epistemologies. She is the co-editor of four collections of innovative research, including Literacy in Practice: Writing in Public, Private, and Working Lives (with Patrick Thomas), and articles which have appeared in College Composition and CommunicationComputers and CompositionResearch in the Teaching of English, and numerous edited collections.

Research Roundtables: The final two and a half hours of the workshop feature research roundtables where novice and experienced researchers present work-in-progress for feedback and discussion. Experienced qualitative researchers offer suggestions and facilitate discussion. Each presenter has 20-30 minutes for both presentation and discussion of their work-in-progress. Presenters at the research roundtables may focus on specific concerns and/or broader issues related to qualitative research. 

Digital QRN: In order to make the QRN more open and available to scholars who cannot attend the conference this year, the QRN will also provide research roundtables through a digital platform for sharing work-in-progress. Prospective presenters should indicate on their proposal submission if they will be attending the conference or would prefer to be considered for the Digital QRN.

Proposal Information: Please submit via the linked Google form below a brief description (approximately 500 words) of your research proposal by 11:59 pm EST on November 15, 2018.

We encourage submissions from those at any stage of the research process (e.g., planning, data collecting, data analyzing, publishing). 

Please be sure that your proposal includes a brief overview of the research project, the stage of its development, and the questions/issues you wish to discuss with other researchers. Descriptions need not be exhaustive. We ask that you provide a general overview of your study as well as a statement about the kinds of feedback you would like to receive. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us.

***Presenters for research roundtables will be notified of their acceptance by December 1, 2018. We will request confirmation of acceptances by January 2, 2019. ***

For additional information, please contact Dr. Will Banks ( 

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