The WIDE: Writing in Digital Environments Research Center at Michigan State University will host its first professional conference, Writing::Digital Knowledge, April 6-7, 2006. The conference will be held at the James B. Henry Center at MSU in East Lansing, Michigan.
The conference will focus on three key questions as panelists consider how writing relates to the knowledge economy and knowledge work, issues of culture and identity, and related public policy challenges:
–How is the emerging digital economy changing writing practices and the nature of knowledge work–or how will it?
–How is writing a form of knowledge work? (Is it?)
–What issues, problems, questions face researchers studying the effects of the digital economy on writing practices?
Barbara Mirel will deliver the keynote address. Panelists will include Clay Spinuzzi, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Cheryl Geisler, Chip Steinfield, Huatong Sun, Ellen Cushman, Samantha Blackmon, John Austin, Ann Bishop, Stuart Selber, John Logie, Danielle DeVoss, David Gift, Jim Porter, Jeff Grabill, Bill Hart-Davidson, and Mark Wilson.
For the full conference program, visit WIDE.
Attendance costs $150. Conference registration will begin on line mid-January through the WIDE website.