Tips For Newcomers To The 2018 CCCC Convention

From the Newcomers’ Orientation Committee

Welcome! Here’s a quick list of tips that newcomers over the years have found helpful.

For Starters...

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Events for Newcomers

Newcomers’ Orientation: Wednesday, March 14, 5:15-6:15PM, Kansas City Marriott, Colonial Room.
Orientation provides you will an opportunity to learn and discuss how to navigate the convention, use the program information effectively, participate in the convention’s many events, and how to meet and network with others.

Newcomers’ Coffee Hour: Thursday, March 15, 7:30-8:15PM, Kansas City Marriott, Imperial Room.
Enjoy a light breakfast with colleagues and special speakers. Start the first full day of activities with professional conversations that have made this convention one of the high points of the year for each of us.

Think Tank: Session A.01, Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:45AM, Kansas City Convention Center: 2502 A.
This is a special session designed for newcomers to learn about proposals, presentations, and panels for the 2019 CCCC. At this session, you will have the opportunity to brainstorm initial ideas regarding papers and sessions, meet with other newcomers interested in similar topics, and also meet with established scholars in our field with expertise in the various program clusters in rhetoric, composition, and communication studies. These scholars serve as facilitators, helping you conceptualize and frame your proposals.

The Career Quest: Session B.06, Thursday, March 15, 12:15-1:30PM, Kansas City Convention Center: 3501 D.
This year, we are hosting “Career Quest: Navigating a Future in Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies." This interactive session is designed for newcomers and early-career attendees; its goal is to help develop a plan in which opportunities at the convention and within the organization can play an important part in career development.