Mon 21 September 2020
NAWE Conference
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Due to the pandemic, we moved the annual NAWE conference from our usual November slot, to 12-13th March 2021, with a commitment to keep plans under review as the picture became clearer.

With local lockdowns and social distancing likely to be a part of daily life for the foreseeable future, we have now taken the decision to move the March conference online.

Although in many ways this feels sad (we all miss the face to face company and the opportunity to meet with peers) we are also viewing this as an opportunity to involve more NAWE members than ever before. Feedback from previous conferences has always been positive, but a recent poll of NAWE members raised location and cost as the two greatest barriers to attendance. Taking the conference online will mean that many more will be able to attend and take part from across the UK, and new connections can be created.

A virtual conference will be a first for NAWE. We’re excited about creating an event that is relevant, interesting and has plenty of opportunities for sharing practice and professional development.

We have extended the deadline for submission of proposals to 30th September 2020.

More information and submit a proposal here.

We’re planning a bumper edition of Writing in Education for the autumn to coincide with the original conference dates, which will provide another opportunity to connect with your peers and share your practice.

For details of exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Comments from previous delegates:

"This was one of the friendliest conferences I have ever been to."

"A chance to update, refresh, and come away enthused."

"It always makes me think more deeply about what I do and how I do it."

"An opportunity to connect with a diverse range of writing and teaching professionals, to share work and ideas, to be inspired!"

NAWE Conference - Future Format from 2021

Thanks to all those who took part in the recent survey.

Following your responses, we're going to trial a 2 day conference next year, with a range of other activities and opportunities to engage with peers throughout the year. 

We look forward to seeing you online in March 2021!