South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, South Dakota
Sponsored by IBM,
Addison Wesley Longman ,
the SDSM&T Department of Humanities,
and The Dakota Writing Project
Theme: TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY
The 15th Computers and Writing Conference will be held only a few miles from Mt. Rushmore and the emerging Crazy Horse Memorial, the stone faces of American heroes etched deep into the granite of Paha Sapa, the Black Hills. As we are situated where huge stone faces personify the meeting of traditions, it is only appropriate that we consider the notion of traditions in the way they may be carried on, or complemented by computer and Internet-based writing technologies. The word "tradition" in this context should be construed broadly, to include not only traditional wisdom and culture, but also the traditions of writing and communication, and the ways traditions change and grow with and through technology.
Paul Bender's links to C & W 99 Sessions!
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Keynote Speaker Information
Schedule of Sessions
Getting Around in Rapid City
How to Dress for Computers and Writing 1999
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Call For Proposals (for reference only; no new proposals will be accepted)
If you have submitted a proposal, you should have received notification on December 8th by e-mail. If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail me at email@example.com. Thanks!
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Consider combining your trip to the Computers and Writing Conference with a vacation out west! Rapid City is convenient to the Badlands National Park, the Black Hills, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Devil's Tower National Monument, and within a few hours of the Bighorn Range, Yellowstone National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Come see the places where many of your favorite movies were filmed!
Remember that the weekend of May 29-30th is the long Memorial Day weekend, so plan to stay the extra day, and make your travel reservations early.For information and a free packet on Rapid City and Black Hills tourism, please send e-mail to the Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Be sure to include your snail mail address.
How do I get to Rapid City?
For help with travel arrangements, the designated local travel agency is All Continents Travel Service. They can help with air and rental car reservations.
Our conference hotel is the Ramkota Inn (formerly the Howard Johnson Hotel and Conference Center), located at exit 59 on Interstate 90. They have guaranteed us a rate of $54 a night plus tax for one person, $64 for two people per night plus tax, with a supplemental charge of $10 for each additional person in the room 18 years of age or older. The deluxe suite rate is $105 per night, plus tax. However, you need to reserve by April 30. You can reach them at 1-605-343-8550. Please remember to tell them that you are with the Computers and Writing Conference.
Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Black Hills Information
The Alliance for Computers and Writing
The Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing
The NCTE Assembly on Computers and English
The Epiphany Project
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Download abstracts from The Sixth Computers and Writing Conference, Austin, Texas
mday's photos from CW96
mday's photos from CW97
The HighWired Gang's photo movie from CW97 (you gotta see this!)
mday's photos from CW98
mday's Badlands Photo Gallery
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