Paul Kei Matsuda


One of my major agenda items over the last ten years has been to prevent CCCC and TESOL from meeting at the same time. Every year, I try to remind both organizations about this problem and get them to cooperate, but it has been difficult because they are both fairly large organizations and have many other constraints to work with.

But since many organizations are now trying to maintain--if not boost--conference attendance, they should see an added incentive for avoiding schedule conflicts with another major organization in a related field.

The creation of the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing in 1998 helped me to maintain communication with the Executive Committee on a regular basis, but there was no formal mechanism at TESOL that I had to talk to Board of Directors and Presidents every year. Now that the Second Language Writing Interest Section is in place, I hope there will be a more systematic and sustained effort to keep this from happening in the future.

Here are the dates of future CCCC and TESOL conventions:

CCCC 2007 New York, March 21-24, 2007
TESOL 2007 Seattle, March 20-24, 2007

CCCC 2008 New Orleans, April 2-5, 2008
TESOL 2008 New York, April 2-5, 2008

CCCC 2009 San Francisco, March 11-14, 2009
TESOL 2009 Denver, March 25-28, 2009

CCCC 2010 Louisville, March 17-20, 2010
TESOL 2010 Boston, March 24-27, 2010

Future Conference Dates and Locations

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