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CGC Summer Institute 2017

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


Monterey, CA. Image:


Hosted by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey,
California, USA

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.

Call For Participation and Institute Format

Keynote Speakers

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 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.

More information about the many attractions of the Monterey Peninsula can be found on the MIIS site and the visitor’s bureau site.

Local Hosts

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.

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