A1. Technical Communication & Axes of Difference

Room: Skybox 206

  • Steve Fraiberg, Michigan State University, “Global Context-ing: Mapping out Language, Identity, and Place Making Practices in International Workplace Contexts”
  • Jerry Won Lee, University of Arizona, “World Englishes? Or World English?: Exploring Paradigms for International Technical Communication”
  • Kathryn Northcut, Missouri University of Science and Technology, “How effective is our training of international graduate teaching assistants?”

A2. Technical Communication & Big Data

Room: Skybox 207

  • Brenton Faber, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, “Analytics, Big Data, and Technical Communication”
  • Angela Eaton, Texas Tech University, “Big Data and Quantitative Rhetorics”
  • Jennifer deWinter, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, “Information Visualization: Conceptualizing Complex Data with Social Context”

A3. Actor Network Theory and Activity Theory

Room: Skybox 208

  • Peter Huk, University of California Santa Barbara, "Introducing Dialogue into Student Engineering Design Reports"
  • Sarah Read, DePaul University. “Network: A thing, an activity, or an effect? The network metaphor in technical communication theory”
  • Ryan Hoover, St. Edward’s University, “Rethinking the concept of genres through actor-network theory”

A4. Rethinking What Counts: Challenging Beliefs About Effective Professional and Technical Communication

Room: Skybox 209

  • Michelle F. Eble and Tracy Ann Morse, East Carolina University, “Rethinking Accessibility: Applying Disability Studies to Professional/Technical Writing”
  • Travis Webster, University of Maryland, “Rethinking Professionalization: Assembling Disparate Ideas of What Counts”
  • Matthew Cox, East Carolina University, “Rethinking Technology as Foundation: Culture and Context as Core in Professional Writing”

A5. Visual Media

Room: Skybox 210

  • Claire Lauer, University of Arizona, “No technology allowed: Challenging our assumptions about the influence of software and technology in the document design process”
  • Gregory D. Wilson and Jacob D. Rawlins, Iowa State University, “Beyond the Idea of a Clear Graphic: Understanding Agency and the Interactive Turn”
  • Li Li, Iowa State University, “’Us’ and ‘Them:’ The Representation of Immigration in the Statistical Atlases of the United States from 1874 to 1925”

A6. Experiential Learning

Room: Skybox 211

  • Miles Kimball, Texas Tech University, “Exponential Learning in Course Projects: Using One Client for Multiple Simultaneous Classes”
  • Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson, New Mexico Tech, “Service Learning and Client Based Projects in the Undergraduate Technical Communication Program”
  • Rosario Durao, New Mexico Tech, "Raising local and international student awareness through service-learning and client-based projects in the 2012 Persuasive Communication class at NMT
  • Julie Newmark, New Mexico Tech, “An Ejournal as TC-program Client Project: Assessing Value to Former Students in their Current Workplace Setting”
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