CCCC 2020 General Information



Convention registration is located in the Main Lobby in the Wisconsin Center.

Registration is open the following hours: 
Wednesday, March 25: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, March 26: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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



The Wisconsin Center offers free public Wi-Fi in common areas and session rooms.

The network ID and password are CCCC2020.


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 convention locations, explore the Exhibit Hall, and more. Search for “NCTE” at the Google Play Store or Apple Store.



Information coming soon.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms


Local Committee Office

The Local Committee Office is located in the Founders Room, 5th floor, in the Hilton.



Information coming soon.


Session and Event Locations

Meetings and concurrent sessions will be held at the Wisconsin Center, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, and the Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown.


Information for Attendees with Disabilities

CCCC is committed to making arrangements that allow all of its members to participate 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 conversations 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 download the Accessibility Guide from the CCCC 2020 website or mobile app. Information is also available at the Accessibilities Table, located in the Main Lobby in the Wisconsin Center.


Scooters and Wheelchairs

Scooters and wheelchairs are available at no charge beginning on Tuesday, March 24. They must be returned by 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Stop by the Accessibilities Table in the Main Lobby in the Wisconsin Center to check one out.


Mothers’ Room

Information coming soon.


Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is located in the Schlitz Room, 4th floor, in the Hilton.

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 Usinger Room, 4th floor, in the Hilton.

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 coat check area in the Action Hub at the Wisconsin Center, Main Lobby.

Thursday (coat only): 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Friday (coat only): 7:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday (coat and luggage): 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.



The Exhibit Hall is located in Ballroom AB, Main Lobby, in the Wisconsin Center.

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 2021 CCCC Annual Convention in Spokane, WA, March 24–27, are invited to meet Holly Hassel, 2021 Program Chair, in the Registration Area on Friday, March 27, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Business Services

A Business Center is located on the Mezzanine Level in the Wisconsin Center.


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, Wisconsin Center: Room 102D
Al-Anon, Wisconsin Center: Room 102 E


CCCC Annual Business Meeting

The CCCC Annual Business Meeting will be held Friday, March 27, 4:45–6:00 p.m., in Ballroom D in the Wisconsin Center.


Nonsexist Language

All CCCC 2020 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 socialize in an environment of mutual respect. Therefore, some behaviors are expressly prohibited: harassment or intimidation related to gender, gender identity and/or expression, 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 immediately. Legal counsel, venue security, and/or local law enforcement may become involved if deemed necessary.


Other Events at CCCC


Qigong/TaiChi & Yoga Sessions
Wisconsin Center, Ballroom Prefunction Area (outside Ballroom AB)

Get your mind-body connection flowing with Qigong/TaiChi and Yoga. Sessions are scheduled as shown below; all levels and all bodies are welcome, including firsttimers.

Wednesday: March 25, 7–8 p.m.
Thursday: March 26, 11–11:30 a.m., 7:30–8 p.m.
Friday: March 27, 7:30–8:30 a.m., 10:30–11 a.m., 3–3:30 p.m.
Saturday: March 28, 11–11:30 a.m.

Hatha Yoga, Thursday: March 26, 3:00–3:30 p.m.
Vinyasa Yoga, Saturday: March 28, 9:30–10 a.m.


Friday Night Social Event: Big Truckin’ Food Fête
Wisconsin Center, Ballroom Atrium, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

The Friday night social event is a CCCC tradition. This year, we’ve organized a street festival, with entertainment, food trucks, games, and general revelry. Milwaukee is a city famous for summer festivals—but since March in Milwaukee is not, so much, summer, we’ve organized our own indoor version, inside the Wisconsin Center atrium. You can purchase a meal at one of the highly acclaimed local food trucks featuring an array of food choices (plant-based options, various local/ethnic cuisines, and dessert items) parked along Wisconsin Avenue, right between the Hilton and the Wisconsin Center—and then wander with your delectables back inside to the Wisconsin Center atrium to eat, grab a drink from the cash bar, groove to the distinctive sounds of local Milwaukee R&B/soul/jazz duo Sista Strings, and delight in the art of Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton.


Digital Praxis Posters
Wisconsin Center, Main Lobby

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 convention website and on signs in the Main Lobby. Digital posters will be presented during sessions B, C, F, and G, on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27. aFM-1-71-4Cs-2020.indd 31 2/20/20 8:53 AM 32 Social Justice at the Convention The Social Justice at the Convention (SJAC) Committee is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion, equity, fairness, access, and equal representation in all aspects of our profession and in all the communities that we inhabit. We promote and advance these principles through education and activism at our annual convention: opposing racism and other forms of systemic oppression, providing forums for those whose voices have been silenced or marginalized, and promoting cultural change that will guarantee equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, or national origin. 2020 Program Chair Julie Lindquist wishes to thank the members of this hardworking committee and its co-chairs for the good, needed work they perform in service of CCCC and its members. SJAC Poetry Events: • Poetry slam: Friday, 1–3 p.m. featuring local poets (1–2 p.m.) and convention attendees who have signed up in advance (2–3 p.m.), Wisconsin Center Atrium. • Open mic: Friday, 7–7:30 p.m. share a reading of a poem or other short piece at the Big Truckin’ Food Fȇte before music duo Sista Strings and poet Dasha Hamilton take the stage, Wisconsin Center Atrium.


Action Hub
Wisconsin Center, Main Lobby

Visit the following organizations, events, and activities in the Action Hub throughout the convention.
Accessibility Table
CCCCs the Day
CCCC Committee for Change
CCCC Feminist Caucus
CCCC Micro Mentoring
CCCC Wikipedia Initiative
Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives
Land Acknowledgment
NCTE/CCCC American Indian Caucus
NCTE/CCCC Latinx Caucus
Local Volunteers
Meet the CCCC Executive Committee
Mentorship and Early Career Preparation
Newcomers’ Station
Rhetoric and Composition Journal Editors
Social Justice at the Convention Center
Sweetland Digital and Rhetoric Collaborative