National Writing Project

2009 Annual Meeting—Thursday

Thursday morning begins with a coffee hour and an orientation session for first-time Annual Meeting attendees. Morning and afternoon rounds of site development workshops, designed by members of NWPs special-focus networks, initiatives, and programs, run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

At the end of the day on Thursday, everyone is invited to join in a social hour hosted by NWPs special-focus networks to greet colleagues and learn more about the work of these networks.

Please note: Online registration for Thursday site development workshops is now closed. Visit NWP Central on Thursday morning to check on space availability.

No registration is required for Friday Breakout Sessions. All workshops, sessions, and events are free.

Thursday Overview

Site Development Workshops

These workshops provide an opportunity for site leaders and teacher-consultants to focus on areas of interest to strengthen local sites. While preregistration for all site development workshops is required, space may be available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday Events

Don't miss the evening social hosted by NWP's special-focus networks. Also of note are the annual meeting orientation and the new and potential sites information meeting.

Thursday Working Meetings

These are working meetings for specified groups.


Other Things of Note


Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided at the Sheraton. Casual lunch options including sandwiches, salads, fruit, and drinks will be available for purchase on the Mezzanine Level of the hotel. In addition, the Sheraton has a hotel restaurant, bar, and coffee bar where food can be purchased throughout the day.

NWP Central

The National Writing Project welcomes all Annual Meeting participants to visit NWP Central in the Liberty Ballroom foyer of the Sheraton Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sign in and post a dot on the map for your site. Pick up a meeting packet and a nametag. Wireless Internet access will be available free of cost on Thursday and Friday at NWP Central.

At NWP Central you can also collect national program information, visit the sales table, and meet up with your colleagues.

NWP Sales Table

Be sure to stop by the sales table at NWP Central, where you can purchase copies of NWP's award-winning books, buy NWP's signature t-shirts, and pick up other useful materials. The sales table will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.


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