This is the 9th annual conference on Discourse Analysis in Educational Research. Three of the previous conferences have been held at The Ohio State University and three have been held at Indiana University. The heart of the conference are small group sessions devoted to sharing and discussing work-in-progress.
Here’s how the work-in-progress groups work. Each person at the conference is assigned to a work-in-progress group. Each person in the group is given 30 minutes. In that 30 minutes the person shares their work-in-progress focusing attention on one or two particular issues or questions with which he/she is struggling. She/he should include some of the data they have collected perhaps a video or audio recording, a transcript or other data. She/he should take no more than 15 minutes to present (the moderator will stop the presentation at 15 minutes). Then, everyone in the group discusses the questions and issues raised, explores the data, etc. The members of the work-in-progress group stay together for the conference. The key to the work-in-progress groups is to focus on perplexing issues and questions that invite authentic conversation among the group members.
In addition to work-in-progress groups, the conference also includes keynote panel discussions, and lots of informal time for talking, smoozing and “breaking bread” together.
To encourage conversation and a friendly, intimate atmosphere, the number of participants is limited. If you are interested in participating in the conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is space we would be happy to include you. Please note, given the nature of the conference we ask that participants commit to attending the full conference.