2nd Annual

(October 23-24, 1998 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah)    


Keynote Speaker

Stephen A. Bernhardt, New Mexico State University

 Stephen A. Bernhardt is Professor of English at New Mexico State University-Las Cruces, where he teaches technical and business communication at all levels and works closely with the graduate programs leading to the PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication and the MA in Technical and Professional Communication. He is widely published in leading journals, with research interests centering on visual rhetoric, computers and writing, workplace training and development, and the teaching of scientific and technical communication.
He is currently President of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC); Vice President succeeding to President of the association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), past Vice President and Secretary of the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy; and past Director of two National Workplace Literacy Demonstration Projects, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. He is on the Editorial Boards of Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Computer Documentation, and the Journal of Business and Technical Communication.

As Senior Consultant for Scientific Services, Franklin Covey Consulting Group (formerly Shipley Associates), he recently spent a year working full time within the pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland, England, and Italy, helping coordinate the production of large documentation sets using global teams and  technologies. He continues to consult to global pharmaceutical companies on redesigning drug applications, developing training programs, creating intelligence systems, and creating communicative cultures to leverage organizational knowledge. He has consulted and provided training to employees of IBM, Motorola, Hughes Aircraft, and other organizations.


Writing and Technology: Media, Message, and Meaning  

We invite proposals that support as well as challenge contemporary notions on technologies as they relate to literate practices. Of particular interest are presentations that encourage audience participation and discussion, and contribute to the theory, research, or pedagogy of rhetoric and writing in the following areas:

Computer Aided Instruction 
Computer Based Instruction 
Technology in the Workplace 
Technology in the Disciplines 
Literacy and Technology 
Technology and Community 
Distance Learning 
Discourse in, of, and about Cyberspace 
Histories of Technology 
Politics of Technology



Please submit:

A cover page that includes:

4 copies of a one-page presentation proposal identified by title, only identifying the format of the presentation as:

Proposals must be postmarked by Friday, February 27, 1998. Send to: Maureen Mathison, Department of Communication, 2400 LNCO, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

For additional information, contact: Maureen Mathison at maureen.mathison@m.cc.utah.edu (801) 581-5623 or Peter Goggin at petergo@asu.edu (602) 965-3168.