Registration is now available. Southwestern Michigan College highly encourages guests to register using a credit card, but SMC understands that some institutions may have to pay by check. There will be no refunds of conference fees, and registration will be available until Friday, March 10th. On-site registration, which does not guarantee availability of food, will be available from 4:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 23rd at the Niles Campus and Friday, March 25th from 7:30 a.m.-8 a.m. at the Dowagiac Campus.
Hotel Accommodations
For ease of access to airports (South Bend International/Midway/O’Hare) and major interstates/highways (I-94/U.S. 31/Indiana Toll Road), conference planners have selected the Holiday Inn Express in Niles, Michigan. The Holiday Inn Express, located on Michigan 51, is roughly 3.1 miles from the Niles Campus and 17.7 miles from the Dowagiac Campus. Using the ECWCA Group discount (entering ECW also works), the hotel reservation price will be $94.99 for two beds (queen) or 1 bed (king). If you have any further questions about accommodations, please email
Sponsorship/Advertising/Recruiting Opportunities
Is your organization/business interested in advertising at the ECWCA event? We will be offering various “levels” to select from. This information will soon be available on the conference website, and it applies to college groups, businesses, and four year college/university institutions.
If you have any further questions about these topics or others, contact us via email at You can also like the Learning Center Facebook page and RSVP to the ECWCA event for updates and information.
The East Central Writing Centers Association, the Mattawan High School Writing Center, and Southwestern Michigan College looks forward to seeing you at “The Community Lighthouse: How Writing Centers Help Navigate the Changing Tides of Academic Life” from March 23rd through March 25th.