Via Carl Whithaus, Computers and Writing 2009 Conference Chair:

The online portion of Computers and Writing 2009 begins next Tuesday (Feb. 17) and runs through Sunday March 1.  The online version begins with an opening session in Adobe Connect (accessible via any web browser) 2/17 at noon PST.  A variety of synchronous sessions in Second Life and Adobe Connect and asynchronous sessions in SmartSite (Sakai) follow 2/18-3/1.  The finale on Sunday 3/1 is three hours of Second Life sessions as a closing to the online portion of Computers and Writing 2009.  Training for new Second Life users will be provided.  The sessions promise to be engaging and interactive explorations of what ubiquitous and sustainable computing means for the future of writing.

To see the session schedule and to register for the online portion, go to

Registration for the online conference is free. Registration fees for the onsite conference, to be held at UC-Davis June 18-21, 2009, will be $175 for faculty and $125 for graduate students, adjuncts, and k-12 teachers.