Tutor Conference

The 2010 SoCal WCA Conference

Pictures from the 2010 SoCal WCA Tutor Conference at Azusa Pacific University

The Southern California Writing Centers Association has hosted a regular conference for Southern California writing tutors since 2004. Our goal is to have a conference created by tutors for tutors. Directors have a parallel meeting and attend sessions only if they sit quietly in the back.

Conference participation has grown steadily in the last decade. For more information about our past conferences, click on the names of host institutions below. Those links will take you to the conference program or a webpage with more conference information. You can also see where conferences will be hosted in the future!


Upcoming tutor conferences


Past tutor conferences

1st conference (2004): Cal Tech

2nd conference (2005) Glendale Community College

3rd conference (2006): Harvey Mudd College / (click here for the conference program)

4th conference (2007): California State University, San Bernardino

5th conference (2008): MiraCosta College

6th conference (2009) Moorpark College / (click here for the conference program)
Writing in the Middle

7th conference (2010): Azusa Pacific University
Writing Center Identities in Transition

8th conference (2011): Riverside City College
The Lay of The Land: Surveying Writing Center Geography

9th conference (2012): University of La Verne
Constructing Collaborations Across Writing Centers
168 registered participants

2013 – No tutor conference, as SoCal WCA coordinated the 2012 International Writing Centers Association Conference and encouraged local tutor participation.

10th conference (2014): University of California, Irvine
Transformative Reflections
213 registered participants

11th conference (2015): University of California, San Diego
Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries: The Writing Center as Passport.
292 registered participants

12th conference (2016): Westmont College
Believing and Doubting: Writing Center Ethics, People, and Practices.
310 registered participants.

13th conference (2017): California State University, San Marcos, hosted at MiraCosta College
One Tutor: Many Hats: Navigating Roles in the Writing Center
283 registered participants

14th conference (2018): California Lutheran University
Connecting with Purpose
339 registered participants

15th conference (2019): University of California, Irvine
336 registered participants

16th conference (2020): University of California, Los Angeles
Equity at the Center

17th conference (2021) – none.

18th conference (2022): Online Showcase; Re-entry: Reclaiming & Reimagining the Writing Center

19th conference (2023): Online; Creative Resilience

20th conference (2024): Bakersfield College; Collaboration, Culture, and Transformation