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2004 NWP Annual Meeting


2004 NWP Annual Meeting

November 18–20, 2004

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

2004 NWP Annual Meeting
Link here for follow-up information about the 2004 meeting, including photographs, copies of speeches, and more.

Below is an archive edition of the 2004 NWP Annual Meeting.

Almost nothing compares to the energy and excitement generated by close to 1,000 writing project site leaders and teachers coming together once a year to share what they know. Join us in Indianapolis at the 2004 NWP Annual Meeting, November 18-20, the best opportunity of the year to network with writing project colleagues from across the country.

Held in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention, the NWP Annual Meeting includes interactive workshop sessions, roundtable discussions, and demonstrations of successful practice, all conducted by writing project directors, site leaders, and teacher-consultants. Receptions, event reunions, and other social events are also being planned.

Details about the 2004 meeting will be posted here as they become available. Please check back regularly to learn more about our gathering in Indianapolis. For a sampling of sessions from previous meetings, see the annual meeting archives below.

Schedule Overview

Thursday, November 18: Site Development Workshops
Morning and afternoon rounds of in-depth workshops focus on the core work of writing project sites, in addition to special workshops for NWP technology liaisons. Participants are also invited to a Thursday evening reception hosted by the NWP English Language Learners Network. Registration is required for Thursday workshops. Deadline: October 29, 2004.

Friday, November 19: General Session and Workshop Rounds
Friday is the official start of the NWP Annual Meeting, with a general session in the morning and three rounds of sessions in the afternoon. An early evening celebratory reception is a great opportunity to relax and network with writing project colleagues from across the country. Session descriptions will be posted on October 1. Friday's events do not require registration and are open to all.

Saturday, November 20: Leadership Meetings, Writing Strand at NCTE
Saturday is set aside for NWP program and network leadership team meetings. Concurrently, a special all-day strand of writing workshops will be conducted at the NCTE convention by writing project teacher leaders.Learn more about the Saturday writing strand. Participants are also invited to a Saturday breakfast hosted by the NWP Rural Sites Network.

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations and NCTE Registration
All NWP events take place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204. As always, the meeting is held in conjunction with the NCTE Annual Convention, and hotel reservations must be made through NCTE. We also encourage you to register for the NCTE convention. Make your hotel reservations online at the NCTE website or download the hotel registration form and mail it to NCTE. Mailed forms must be postmarked by October 20, 2004.

What to Do in Indianapolis

If you've ever wondered what a Hoosier is, or if the only thing you associate with Indianapolis is the Indy 500, visit the official site of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn more about the city with "the perfect balance of big-city style and small-town charm."

Session RFP

Session proposals are no longer being accepted.


For more information, contact coordinators at or 510-642-0963.
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