After months of preparation, the 5th International Conference on Writing Analytics was a success. The attendees enjoyed hearing from various speakers including Christian Rapp (Zurich University of Applied Science), Stephanie Wulff (University of Florida), and Susan Lang (The Ohio State University). Throughout Thursday and Friday, the keynote speakers covered topics on automated writing evaluation, informational literacy, corpus research, and natural language processing. Thursday evening presented an exciting Ignite Session on several different writing tools such as Thesis Writer, My Visual Peer Reivew, and The Writers Exchange. The Ignite session was followed by a bonfire on the beach where speakers and attendees enjoyed networking and enjoying the Florida scenery.
Overall, the conference was a productive success. We look forward to the next conference in Malmo, Sweden. For more information about this conference, please visit the website here.