writing in globalization: currents, waves, tides





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Program and

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Program and

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Application for Computers and Writing Conference 2004
Kapi'olani Community College and University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Background Information

  1. Date Application Posted
    November 1, 2002

  2. Name of Applicant
    Judi Kirkpatrick
    and John Zuern

  3. Institution
    Kapi'olani Community College
    and University of Hawai'i at Manoa

  4. Postal and Email Address
    Judi Kirkpatrick
    Department of Language Arts
    Kalia 106

    Kapi'olani Community College
    4303 Diamond Head Road
    Honolulu, HI 96816

    John Zuern
    Department of English
    Kuykendall Hall 402
    1733 Dongahho Road
    University of Hawai'i at Manoa
    Honolulu, HI 96822

  5. Phone
    Judi Kirkpatrick

    John Zuern

  6. Year to Host Conference

  7. Proposed Date for Conference Weekend
    Thursday, June 10 -Sunday, June 13, 2004

Conference Funding

  1. Source of Funding

    Conference Fees will cover costs for most conference events, supplemented with funding and support by publishers.

  2. Amount of Funding

    A preliminary conference budget, reimbursed through conference fees, will be established through the office of continuing education at the College.

  3. How will you allocate funding?

    Funds will pay for clerical support staff, reassigned time for conference assistants, banquet speakers, food, transportation, printing, and conference paraphernalia.

  4. Approximately what will you charge for registration?

    $195 for registration before April 15. $225 for late registration.

  5. What will additional events (e.g. special tours or trips) cost?

    Events will be arranged based on special interests of program participants to utilize the wide variety of recreational activities that Hawai'i offers such as Diamond Head and rain forest hikes, kayaking, surfing, and other low cost or free events.

Conference Facilities

  1. In the past, up to 400 people have registered for the Conference on Computers and Writing. Hotel(s) and number of rooms to be set aside for attendees.

    Main facility providing accommodation
    Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki
    2490 Kalakaua Avenue
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

    Number of rooms reserved

    Additional Housing
    East-West Center, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
    1601 East-West Road
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96848

    Number of rooms reserved

  2. What will you do to provide a location and adequate exposure for exhibitors? How will you guard against uneven placement and ensure traffic for the exhibits?

    Exhibitors and refreshment breaks will be in the same place, in a central part of the campus, next to the cafeteria.

  3. What will be the cost of hotel or university accommodations for attendees?

    Pacific Beach Hotel: double room: $135 per night

    East-West Center: single room: $26/night; double $35/night; studio (with private bath) $49/night

  4. Why are you a good site for the conference in terms of excellence of faculty planners, computer/conference facilities, accommodations, and travel? How far is the conference site from a major airport? Identify any potential travel agency connection.

    Kapi'olani Community College had the honor of hosting the Thirteenth Computers and Writing Conference in 1997. The College is strategically located on the back slopes of Diamond Head, a short walk to the ocean and Waikiki where the conference hotel is located. The College will not have classes during this conference because Friday, June 11, 2004, is a State holiday, King Kamehameha Day. Many Hawaiian cultural events are planned in the vicinity of the College and hotel during this weekend. thus, the conference will be able to plan the program using the facilities of the campus computer classrooms, labs, and classroom space.

    Hawai'i is set up as a travel destination, so attendees will make arrangements through their own travel agents to meet their transportation needs. The College is approximately ten miles from the Honolulu International airport.

  5. What computer support can your provide for attendees drafting papers, printing documents, checking email, and so forth?  Are labs available on campus? What kind of local dial-up access will be available?

    The College has an Internet Cafe which will give participants free access to computers. Participants may purchase a printing card at the Cafe for any of their printing needs through a laser black and white or color printer. Various short term dialup accounts are available in Hawaii. Local phone short term dialups are available for ISPs such as AOL, WorldCom, GST, and LavaNet.

    Attendees staying at the East-West Center on the UH-Manoa Campus will be given courtesy accounts on the UH Wireless Network and will have access to the Department of English Computing Center, where they can use printing and scanning equipment as needed.

  6. The ideal site will be in a location that offers a safe environment for conference attendees regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and cultural background. To your knowledge, are there any legal, social, or cultural reasons that your site may pose a problem?


  7. The ideal site will also have facilities that are accessible to the disabled. How does your site ensure accessibility?

    Yes, the College site is ADA compliant and accessible to all.

Conference Program and Events

  1. Past conferences have sponsored as many as 55 one-hour-15-minute sessions over a two- or three-day period. These are concurrent sessions with approximately four speakers for each session. Conferences have commonly begun with workshops, registration, and keynote on Thursday, held concurrent sessions all day Friday and Saturday and on Sunday morning and ended with a brunch or lunch and final speaker on Sunday. Briefly describe your plans for the conference program--its structure and focus.

    The conference will begin on Thursday night for a Hawaiian cultural welcome, a blessing, a light meal, and entertainment, hopefully at the
    Waikiki Aquarium. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions will begin with town hall discussions and exhibitions. Friday and Saturday will have five hour and a quarter sessions between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. At the Friday and Saturday banquets, there will be keynote speakers. At the Sunday final lunch, a panel from the field will be responding to the conference.

    Our theme, "Writing in Globalization: Currents, Waves, Tides," grows out of our reflections on some of the major issues that have occupied the field(s) of computers and writing for several years. The impact of globalization on the cultural, social, institutional, and even linguistic contexts in which we teach writing have been immense. Many researchers are incorporating perspectives on globalization into their work on the intersections of information technology, writing instruction, rhetoric, literary studies, distance learning initiatives, and their own engagement with varied practices of writing. What do the concerns of the computers and writing community have in common with those in related fields such as cultural studies, postcolonial studies, political science, economics, social work, and other research areas?

    We have also been inspired by a piece of advice that is offered to virtually every newcomer to Hawai'i: never turn your back on the ocean. The waves, tides, and currents of the Pacific can be the source of intense pleasure and excitement, but they can also pose a serious danger. In the tide of globalization, how can we negotiate the currents, ride the waves, in ways that are productive for us, our students, and our
    How can we assess and respond critically to the risks?

    With this theme, we hope to provide a challenging focus for panel discussions, keynote addresses, and informal conversations while preserving the rich diversity of presentations that has been a hallmark of Computers and Writing.

  2. Who will you ask to review proposals to ensure high quality?

    Kirkpatrick has been a reviewer of proposals for the Computers and Writing Conference for several years, and Zuern has been a reviewer of proposals for the Association for Computers in the Humanities Conference as well as for the journals Computers and the Humanities and Literary and Linguistic Computing. They will also ask appropriate scholars, including previous and future conference coordinators, to review program submissions.

  3. Are you planning on sponsoring other events (dinners, tours) that attendees might participate in? If so, please list, with cost above in the Funding section.

    Graduate Research Network, Mentoring Project, Web Around the World Project, other free hikes, swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing. Optional event on Sunday night is a trip on the Navatek, for whale watching.

  4. What specific features are you planning to make your meeting unique or to improve or enhance the Computers and Writing Conference?

    We plan to emphasize traditional polynesian cultural opportunities and include community-based outreach demonstration projects with Palolo Valley Homes, a Campus Compact civic action project coordinated by Kirkpatrick and students, and with Anuenue School, a Hawaiian language immersion program that Zuern is supporting to help integrate culturally sensitive applications of multimedia technology into the language and culture curriculum.

Conference Management and Staff

  1. What kind of help or advice from past organizers would you find most useful?

    Budget breakdown; List of Awards and Contacts; linux software for proposal submissions.

  2. Would you be willing to serve on the CCCC's Committee on Computers and Composition for the year preceding and following your sponsoring the conference, to receive and then provide counsel about sponsoring the conference?


  3. Which previous Computers and Writing Conferences have you and/or your Co-Chairs attended?

    Judith Kirkpatrick:
    Computers and Writing 1993, Ann Arbor, MI
    Computers and Writing 1994, Columbia, MO
    Computers and Writing 1995, El Paso, TX
    Computers and Writing 1996, Provo, UT
    Computers and Writing 1997, Honolulu, HI
    Computers and Writing 1998, Gainesville, FL
    Computers and Writing 1999, Rapid City, SD
    Computers and Writing 2000, Dallas,TX
    Computers and Writing 2001, Norma,l IL

    John Zuern:
    Computers and Writing 1997, Honolulu, HI
    Computers and Writing 1998, Gainesville, FL
    Computers and Writing 1999, Rapid City, SD


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