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Inventions and Intentions: Rediscovering the Unique in the Familiar. SCWCA 2023 Conference March 2-4 Texas Tech University Lubbock Texas

Welcome to the SCWCA 2023 Annual Conference!

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Please join us for the South Central Writing Centers Association 2023 Conference "Inventions and Intentions: (Re)Discovering the Unique in the Familiar." We look forward to welcoming you to Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Texas, on March 2-4, 2023. 

Please download the finalized conference program. A quick view is available on our schedule page.

Important Information

Call for proposals: The call for proposals is now closed. However, you can still read the CFP here.

Scholarships and Nominations: Conference travel scholarship applications and outstanding tutor award nominations are due by February 3. Please see here for more award details.

Hotel conference rate: The hotel conference rate is available until February 16, 2023. Please see our lodging page for more details.

Registration: Registration is now open. Fees are $175 for professionals and $75 for students. Please register here.

Conference Schedule: The conference will begin with a reception at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 2 at the National Ranching Heritage Center (off-campus - see reception page for map). Conference sessions will run from 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. on Friday, March 3 and from 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 in the Texas Tech University Student Union Building. (See campus map below and SUB interior map here.)

Campus Wifi Network: TTUguest Password: diplomaticthreshold

Conference Location

The conference opening reception will be held off-campus at the National Ranching Heritage Center.

The conference sessions will be held at the Student Union Building on Texas Tech University's campus. A pdf building map is available here. (Sessions will be held primarily on the 2nd floor.)

Please see your email for conference parking information. Registering your car is required to receive complimentary parking.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the lands on which we gather – Texas Tech, Lubbock, and the surrounding region – are the occupied, unceded territory of the Comanche and Mescalero Apache Peoples. We want to honor and recognize the many tribal nations who lived here, continue to live here, and will continue living here in West Texas.    

Acknowledging these truths are crucial for building and fostering mutual respect and connection across all communities of heritage and difference. Please take a moment to pay respects to elders past and present, and recognize the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that brought us together here today.  

For more information, please be sure to check out some of these resources on land acknowledgements:


Local Lubbock Life

For more information about the city, check out our Local Lubbock Life page! We're especially excited to host so many of you during our local First Friday Art Trail Event.



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