Conference Schedule

Below is the general schedule for the conference. Here is the complete program, including session information, maps, acknowledgments, and other conference information.

You are welcome to print a copy of the conference pdf program, but we hope you will try out the conference program that is now available in a handy app “Eventpedia Go!” format, described to conference attendees in emails from 

Thursday, November 3, 2016



4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Check-in at Hotel Murano NCPTW conference info center (3rd floor foyer)

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hospitality and social room open (board games, etc.)

Excursions to sites in Tacoma or Seattle

7 p.m. 

Wine tasting for directors, led by Puget Sound Professor Pierre Ly, faculty writing consultant and scholar of the international political economy of wine

Friday, November 4, 2016



7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

Continental breakfast (Bicentennial Pavilion)

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Check-in at Hotel Murano NCPTW conference info center (3rd floor foyer)

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

First shuttle leaves for University of Puget Sound (from S. 13th Street)

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Check-in at the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching (Howarth 109) NCPTW conference info center

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Pre-conference session in Rausch Auditorium (McIntyre 003) on Sound Writing, a comprehensive online writing handbook written by three Puget Sound peer tutors, featuring student-friendly advice on writing with awareness in English, a complex, evolving, globally significant language

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Pre-conference tour of the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching (Howarth 109)

8:50 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.

Second shuttle leaves for University of Puget Sound (from S. 13th Street)

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Shuttles run back and forth between Puget Sound and the Murano as needed. (Board shuttle at Puget Sound outside Wheelock, and board shuttle at Murano at S. 13th Street). 

9:30 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Concurrent sessions (at the University of Puget Sound)
Campus accessibility map

4:55 p.m.

First return shuttle leaves Puget Sound for the Hotel Murano (board outside Wheelock). Additional shuttles will be leaving from Puget Sound until 6:00.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Check-in at Hotel Murano NCPTW conference info center (3rd floor foyer)

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Welcome dessert reception at the Museum of Glass (meet in hotel lobby 6:45-7:15 if you'd like to walk over with a group)

Saturday, November 5, 2016



8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Check-in at Hotel Murano NCPTW conference info center (3rd floor foyer)

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Plenary breakfast (Bicentennial Pavilion)

Awards ceremony

Keynote presentation by Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum

11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Concurrent sessions

  • Session 6: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Session 7: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Session 8: 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Session 9: 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Afternoon coffee service (Ballroom Foyer outside Venice rooms and Bicentennial Pavilion)

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

SIG (Special Interest Group) session

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Steering committee meeting (Venice 4)

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Directors' dinners at multiple restaurants (Meet in Murano Lobby)

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Peer tutor trivia night, with Trivia Master Emma Wilson ('15 Peer Tutor, University of Puget Sound) in Bicentennial Pavilion


Sunday, November 6, 2016




Daylight Saving Time ends--time to fall back an hour, for a bonus hour of NCPTW!

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Check-in at Hotel Murano NCPTW conference info center (3rd floor foyer)

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Pastries, coffee, and tea (3rd floor foyer and Bicentennial Pavilion)

9 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

Concurrent sessions

  • Session 10: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
  • Session 11: 10:25 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
  • Session 12: 11:50 a.m.-1:05 p.m.