Recurring Event

Crossings II: Minds, Means and Materials. A collaborative virtual conference featuring Cornel West

The combined annual Conference on Writing and Well-Being and the second University of Nevada, Reno Crossings Conference will take place virtually on January 3-5, 2021.

Featuring Cornel West lecture and keynote

Featured speakers include Peggy McIntosh, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Alexandra Peary, Krista Ratcliffe, Ira Shor, Yvonne Stedham, Russell Stone and Robert Yagelski.

This cooperative virtual conference focuses on writing and well-being. Teachers, students, practitioners, administrators, and community members will gather to discuss and develop understanding, pedagogy and practices that will promote well-being, engage writing and other means/methods of communication and knowledge-making in that project and understand the importance of diversity, inclusion and equity as essential to activating these ideals.

Registered participants will leave the conference with

  • Deeper understanding of the importance of well-being as an educational and community priority
  • Examples of writing and other modes/means of communication that facilitate well-being
  • Insights into the importance of identity and intersectionality in relation to that important work
  • Opportunities to develop understanding, practices, pedagogies that apply writing and other modes of communication to the amplification of well-being

Conference topics include writing pedagogy, practices and programs; well-being pedagogy, practices and programs; identity and intersectionality; critical pedagogy; and mindfulness practice.

The conference schedule includes:

Sunday, January 3, 2021

  • Pre-conference workshop on writing, well-being, identity, and intersectionality 1-3 p.m. PST

Monday, January 4, 2021

  • 12 concurrent sessions and four featured speaker sessions between 8 – 3 p.m. PST
  • Free, open-to-the-public lecture by Cornel West 3-  4 p.m. PST
  • Conference keynote with Cornel West 4-5 p.m. PST

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • 18 concurrent sessions and four featured speaker sessions between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST 

Registration is $50 for the conference and $20 for the preconference workshop.

Tuesday, January 5

Virtual Event