CCCC 2019 General Information.



Registration Convention registration is located in the East Atrium at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Registration is open the following hours:

  • Wednesday, March 13: 7:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 14: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 15: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

General convention questions can be directed to NCTE staff at the Registration Desk during open hours.



The David L. Lawrence Convention Center offers free public Wi-Fi in common areas and session rooms.

The network ID and password are CCCC2019 (all uppercase)


CCCC Mobile App

For the most up-to-date information on session locations and times, download the mobile app. The app provides a quick way to search convention sessions, view maps of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, explore the Exhibit Hall, and more. Search for “NCTE” at the Google Play Store or Apple Store



NCTE is committed to producing events where everyone may learn and network in an environment of inclusion and mutual respect. With this in mind, the CCCC Convention provides gender-inclusive restrooms in our rented space within the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. In addition, we have taken another step forward in our inclusivity efforts: Educational signage has been added as a result of our partnership with Creating Change/The National LGBTQ Task Force, an organization at the leadership forefront of these issues. The signage is available near each gender-inclusive restroom, as well as here and in the Convention app. Note that in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, we are only permitted to modify signage on family restrooms and those that are licensed to us. We will continue to learn together, and we welcome all feedback as we plan for ongoing improvement at future conventions.  

For more information, including details on what to do in the event a disruptive situation occurs, please see the Mutual Respect Anti-Harassment Policy on page 21 of the Convention Program.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms



Local Committee Office

The Local Committee Office is located in Room 313 on the third level.



In the Action Hub (West Atrium)

Thursday, 3/14
10:00–11:00 Malea Powell (Incoming Editor)
College Composition and Communication (CCC)

11:00–12:00 Steve Parks
Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) Book Series

5:00–6:00 Holly Hassel
Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC)

Friday, 3/15
11:00–12:30 Amy Lynch-Biniek
FORUM: Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty

3:30-5:00 Amy Stornaiuolo
Research in the Teaching of English (RTE)


Session and Event Locations

Unless otherwise noted, all 2019 CCCC Annual Convention sessions and events are located at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


Information for Attendees with Disabilities

CCCC is committed to making arrangements that allow all of its members to partici-pate in the Convention. Wheelchair space is available in meeting rooms, and we have provided all speakers and session chairs with guidelines that will make sessions more accessible to all convention participants. These arrangements result from conversa-tions between the NCTE staff, the CCCC Program Chair, the CCCC Committee on Disability Issues in Composition and Communication, disability studies specialists at the University of Pennsylvania, and other professional associations. Please down-load the Accessibility Guide from the CCCC 2019 website or mobile app. Informa-tion is also available at the Accessibilities Table, located in the East Atrium at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 


Scooters and Wheelchairs

Scooters and wheelchairs are available at no charge beginning on Tuesday, March 12. They must be returned by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Stop by the Accessibilities Table to check one out.


Mothers’ Room

The Mothers’ Room is located in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Second Level–West Elevators. To access, please call (412) 325-6193 for a security guard to unlock the room. There will be signage outside of this room.    Hours:

  • Wednesday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is located in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 322.Hours:

  • Wednesday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Family Room and Gaming Lounge

The Family Room and Gaming Lounge is located in the David L. Lawrence Conven-tion Center, Room 337.Hours:

  • Wednesday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Coat Check

Check your coat and bags in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Room 405. Hours:

  • Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m



The Exhibit Hall is located in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Ballroom Gallery A.B.C. Hours:

  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

For the latest titles from NCTE, including new books in the CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric series, visit the NCTE booth in the Exhibit Hall.


Planning for Next Year’s CCCC Convention

Individuals interested in discussing program proposals for the 2020 CCCC Annual Convention in Milwaukee, WI, March 24–28, are invited to meet Julie Lindquist, 2020 Program Chair, in the Registration Area on Friday, March 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Business Services

FedEx Office Print and Ship is located across the street from the Convention Center: 960 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412-391-2014)


AA and Al-Anon Meetings

CCCC offers meeting space for AA and Al-Anon meetings on Thursday and Friday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

  • AA, David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Room 412
  • Al-Anon, David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Room 41


CCCC Annual Business Meeting

The CCCC Annual Business Meeting will be held Friday, March 15, 4:45–6:00 p.m., in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B.


Nonsexist Language

All CCCC 2019 program participants were sent and asked to use the official CCCC position statement and guidelines for nonsexist language at their sessions.


Mutual Respect & Anti-Harassment Policy

NCTE is committed to producing events where everyone may learn, network, and so-cialize in an environment of mutual respect. Therefore, some behaviors are expressly prohibited: harassment or intimidation related to gender, gender identity and/or ex-pression, sexual orientation, disability, race, age, religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or events; inappropriate contact and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants are expected to observe this code of conduct policy in all venues and events. Contact an NCTE staff member onsite to intervene if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassing situation exists. All reports will be directed to NCTE leadership im-mediately. Legal counsel, venue security, and/or local law enforcement may become involved if deemed necessary



Other Events at CCCC


Early-Morning Qigong/TaiChi & Yoga Sessions

David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom CGet your mind-body connection flowing with early morning Qigong/TaiChi and Yoga. Sessions are scheduled as shown below; all levels and all bodies are welcome, including first-timers.

Qigong/TaiChi: Thursday, March 14, and Saturday, March 16, 6–7 a.m.

Yoga: Thursday, March 14, and Saturday, March 16, 7–7:45 a.m.


Digital Praxis Posters

David L. Lawrence Convention Center: East Atrium

Digital Praxis Posters is an interactive exhibit format. Information about current posters and this year’s schedule of presentations will be available on the CCCC con-vention website and on signs in the East Atrium. Digital posters will be presented during sessions B, C, F, and G, on Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15.


Action Hub

David L. Lawrence Convention Center: West Atrium

Visit the following organizations, events, and activities in the Action Hub throughout the convention.


Accessibility Table (in the East Atrium)


African Marketplace

Cs the Day


CMU Memorial Installation

Conference on Writing and Well-Being

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN)

Feminist Caucus

Handcrafted Rhetorics

Latin X

Local Volunteers

Meet the CCCC Executive Committee

Micro Mentoring

Newcomers’ Station


Rhetoric and Composition Journal Editors

Sweetland Digital and Rhetoric Collaborative

Welcoming Companions

Write-In Table

The Writing Studies Tree


Scholars for the Dream Coalition-Building Lounge

David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Room 331

Chair:Rhea Estelle LathanHours:

  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m