North Dakota State University is hosting a meeting in October that plays with “WIDE” as a name and theme and that features presentations from us. The meeting, themed “WIDE Open Spaces” focuses on digital environments in relationship with open sources, access, and possibilities and the spaces in which this activity takes place.
The conference aims to blend more traditional academic presentations on research and teaching with the more free-form collaboration of an unconference. Presenters and collaborators are encouraged to apply for either a presentation, a panel, or an unconference project. Friday’s program will consist of 15-20 minute presentations or 60 minute panels, keynote addresses, and vendor displays.
Saturday’s program will be an unconference format: open sessions for collaboration, project development, skill enhancement.
The WIDE (Writing in Digital Environments) Research Center Jeff Grabill, Stacey Pigg, and Bill Hart-Davidson) will give keynotes and workshops to discuss lessons learned and share best practices in creating innovative campus/community digital partnerships. We are thrilled to be able to participate in this meeting.