The Consortium on Graduate Communication
The CGC Summer Institute 2017
Works in Progress:
Supporting Graduate Communication Skills for Academic and Professional Contexts
June 7-10, 2017
The 2017 Summer Institute builds on the success of the 2016 institute at Yale University. The work of developing our field of graduate communication, our programs and courses, our theories and pedagogies is decidedly in progress. This year’s Summer Institute convenes in the stunning setting of northern California’s Monterey Bay to share our triumphs, discuss our challenges, and plan our future teaching, research, and program development. We invite colleagues who support graduate students’ written and oral communication in both academic and professional contexts to present, discuss, collaborate, and learn about works in progress.
Brian Paltridge, Professor, University of Sydney
Christine Pearson Casanave, Visiting Faculty, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Adjunct Professor, Temple University, Japan Campus
(other speakers to be announced soon!)
Wednesday June 7, evening: informal welcome reception, sponsored by the University of Michigan Press (light appetizers provided; cash bar)
Thursday June 8, 8:30am-4:30pm: plenaries, panels, works-in-progress strands, and writing groups
Friday June 9, 8:30am-4:30pm: plenaries, panels, works-in-progress strands, and writing groups, plus the CGC annual business meeting.
Saturday June 10, 8:30am-1:30pm: final meetings, closing keynote, lunch, and wrap-up discussions
$150 (CGC members); $200 (CGC non-members). Prices are in U.S. dollars. An online registration system, which accepts all major international currencies, will be available by December 1, 2017.
A paid CGC membership system will be rolled out in late 2016.
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Abrego in Monterey, within walking distance of the institute site. Participants are strongly encouraged to stay there as CGC has guaranteed to fill the rooms. A negotiated rate of $159 per night for rooms with one or two beds is available until May 7 or until all rooms are booked. WiFi, parking, and coffee are free, and the hotel has a heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
To reserve a room, call (831)-372-7551 or (800) 982-1986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention MIIS/CGC.
Traveling to Monterey
Monterey has a small regional airport and is close to major airports in San Francisco (130 miles to the north) and San Jose with shuttle service to Monterey. More information is available on the Monterey Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
CGC is grateful to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey for hosting the 2017 Summer Institute. Since 1956, MIIS (formerly the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies) has been a leader in international education and language teacher training.
CGC thanks the University of Michigan Press for once more generously sponsoring the opening reception on Wednesday evening.