The Computers & Writing Online 2005 Conference Organizing Committee would like to thank the presenters and participants in this year's conference who made it a success. This is the first time the Conference has been held in a blog and we look forward to many more occuring in just such a space. While new presentations may have stopped appearing, please feel free to read and respond to the presentations posted between May 31 and June 13 as they will remain archived at Kairosnews. Each presentation is available under a Creative Commons license, so everyone is free to copy and distribute the presentations as such a license allows.
In addition, we encourage all participants in the Computers and Writing conference in Palo Alto to blog the sessions they attend. Those blogs can be posted here in Kairosnews or in your own blogs and we'll aggregate them here if you like. Just let us know. This is just one way we would like to extend the online conference's focus to serve as an acknowledgment of the value of social networks in creating discourse of and about scholarly work. Even if you don't bring a laptop with you, the Organizing Committee at Stanford is providing blogging stations.
Additionally, we welcome your thoughts on the conference. What did you think of the conference theme? The presentations? The dialogue or lack of it on specific topics? The space in which the presentations were delivered? Is a blog the right place for a conference of this sort? Are we on target? Ahead of our time? Out of step? Anything else? We welcome any and all comments, the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in-between and outside those parameters.
And while I already said this, we urge and welcome everyone to blog their notes from Computers &
Writing f2f on their blogs, and if you don't have a blog of your own, you always have a blog space at
The Organizing Committee,
Bradley Bleck, Chair