Lived Words and Worlds: Community Engaged

Conference Information

The tentative program (12/09/15) can be found here. This is a shared Google Doc which will allow you to post comments to note any changes that need to be made. The dates and times on this document are TENTATIVE and are subject to change. The room numbers are place-holders; we will not have information about which rooms presenters will be assigned to until closer to the conference. If you have a question about the program, please email and use the words JoLLE Conference in the subject line.

In addition to the exciting and informative sessions this conference, you can also look forward to:

Kick-Off Session at Ciné (Downtown Athens) with Dr. sj Miller and Michael Wenk.   6pm-8pm. Free and open to the public but registration is required (see conference page).

Saturday Opening Session: Athens, Youth and Poetry. 9:00 am-9:50 am

Saturday Keynote Address: Dr. David Kirkland discusses Threats in the Classroom 1:00 pm.-1:50 pm

Sunday Opening Session: Community Storytelling  9:00 am -9:50 am

Sunday Closing Session: Please stay until the end so you can network with other attendees and community organizations that work to support literacy needs in local communities. Learn and Share what you know! Also: Book Donations to Books For Keeps. 12:10 pm.-1:10 pm

*note: times may shift slightly

Your Presentations

A drop site will be available for you to upload your presentations for easy access. More information coming soon.

Travel and Hotels

If you are planning on staying at the Georgia Conference Center, a block of rooms is reserved for the conference. If you did not reserve a room when you registered, you can visit The Georgia Center website to do so (A block code is needed: 85714).  Directions for parking are included on the site. If you are interested in staying off-site, The Holiday Inn Express is nearby. Downtown Hotels include The Hilton Garden Inn and The Georgia Gameday Center.

Interested in sharing a room with someone? A Google Doc has been created to assist you.

Travel: If you are flying in, you will need to take the shuttle from the Atlanta Airport to your hotel. While I suggest contacting your hotel for recommended shuttles, a PDF from the Georgia Center can be found here.

Jolle@UGA Conference Winter 2016

January 29-31, 2016

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We are excited that you are joining us for the Jolle@UGA’s 2016 Winter Conference. The Jolle@UGA conference is designed to be an inventive and creative place for teachers, students, researchers, and community members to discuss, collaborate, and engage in hand-on participatory activities. This year our theme, Community Engaged Literacies, invites participants to examine ways in which communities and literacies inform one another in pedagogy and scholarship.

Questions should be directed to and should include Jolle@UGA 2016 conference in the subject line.


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