Month: February 2018

ATTW Announces 2018 Graduate Research Awards

ATTW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 ATTW Graduate Research Awards. In our commitment to advancing graduate students in the field, the award’s purpose is to support and advance the research of graduate students in the latter stages of their PhD programs.

Congratulations to the following recipients for their potential contributions to research in technical and professional communication:

Breeanne Matheson, Utah State University, “[Taking] Responsibility for the Community”: Claiming Power and Legitimacy in Technical and Professional Communication in India”

Maria Poznahovska, Carnegie Mellon University, “Negotiating Collaboration:  Preparing Students for Workplace Co-Writing Amidst Linguistic Proficiency Differences”

John T. Sherrill, Purdue University, “From Pussyhats to Gynepunk: DIY Feminism in Post-Industrial Spaces”

The Graduate Research Award recipients will present on their work at a panel at the ATTW Conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Session D2, at 10:45 AM in Kansas City, KS.

The award selection committee was really impressed with the quality and potential contributions of these research projects as well as the others submitted. Award recipients will be featured and present their research in a panel at the annual ATTW conference, which will be held on March 13-14, 2018, in Kansas City, KS.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.


ATTW 2018 Conference Program & Registration

We are pleased to share the preliminary schedule and program for the ATTW 2018 Conference in Kansas City, KS at this link: We are excited that this year our conference is a full 2-day event, hosted on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14th at the Reardon Convention Center. Concurrent panels will take place on both days. In addition, our first-ever plenary panel will take place during a dedicated session (no concurrent sessions) on Wednesday, March 14th at 9am.

At this time, we are unable to make any major changes to the schedule (including accommodating requests for presentations on specific days). But please help us double-check the accuracy of your information and that of co-presenters’, if applicable (email with any corrections).

Please use this schedule as you plan your travel for the conference. Note that the deadline for reserving your hotel room at the discounted block rate has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 14. Here is the hotel information:

Hilton Garden Inn (located next door to the Reardon Convention Center)
520 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City,
Kansas 66101
Tel: +1-913-342-7900 Fax: +1-913-342-7901

Finally, registration for the conference is now open and can be accessed here:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kansas City, KS! Thank you for your support of ATTW.

All best,
Natasha Jones and Blake Scott
Conference Co-Chairs