Updates from the Planners

Note from the WCSA 2022 Planning Committee 

April 28, 2022

Less than two months to the conference!  Please take a look at the draft of the Conference ProgramWe are still making a few small changes and improvements, but you should be able to use the program for planning purposes. 

A few things to note about the conference program: 

  • as many of you may be coming to Corvallis from more Eastern time zones than us, we are using Monday, June 20th primarily as a travel day.  There are no official events planned for that day, but we will be having an informal reception in the late afternoon/evening.  That afternoon, registration for the conference will be set up at the International Living and Learning Center, where many conference attendees will be staying.  The official welcome to the conference and first panels will take place Tuesday, June 21st.
  • we are hosting a parallel “remote track” throughout the conference.  Those registering for the remote track will have access to all the remote panels plus the plenaries, the business meeting, the awards ceremony, and the discussions of the Working-Class Perspectives and Journal of Working-Class Studies.  The updated conference program summarizes all remote/hybrid-capable events and panels.  
  • Please note that registration rates for the in-person conference vary depending on time of registration, so please register as soon as you can.  Early registration also helps with our planning, ensuring we order enough food for our continental breakfasts and have enough coffee on hand throughout the day!  If you are attending the banquet (Wednesday night), buying your ticket in advance is especially important, as we will be following up with all ticket purchasers about any dietary restrictions in the weeks immediately preceding the conference.  

If you have not already done so, please take a look at the posted information about travel, lodging, and things to do in the area if you are interested in extending your stay beyond the conference, or are looking for things to do for those accompanying you during your time at the conference.