The Carolinas WPA hosts two conferences per year, including


  • Meeting in the Middle, a one-day conference held in February (most recently on February 16, 2018) and
  • A three-day fall conference held in September (see the update below regarding the conference that was to be held September 17-19, 2018).


You can visit the past conference page to see themes, calls for proposals, and schedules for many past conferences.


UPDATE from Carolinas WPA President Collie Fulford regarding our fall conference (September 17-19) at Wildacres

Dear Carolinas WPA members, conference presenters, and other participants:


It is with everyone’s safety in mind that the board and I have decided to cancel the conference at Wildacres that was planned from September 17-19.


We yield to the urgency of Hurricane Florence.


After the storm has passed we will determine whether we can attempt a new fall date at Wildacres or whether to wait until our spring conference to reconvene.  We will reimburse all conference fees if we are unable to reschedule, and we will of course refund any who cannot attend during a new date.


I appreciate all of the hard work of the board, the presenters, our keynote and workshop leaders, and the Wildacres staff as we prepared for this conference.  Right now it is simply more important to prepare for the storm.


Be safe, friends.  I hope to have more specifics for registrants next week about new plans to learn from and support each other in writing leadership.