26th Annual Conference
OCTOBER 15 – 18, 2020
Endless Vistas ~ Unlimited Vision
Important Conference Update
After hearing members’ valuable input and a large dose of deliberation, the WWW Board has made the agonizing decision to cancel the 2020 Conference in Colorado Springs as an in-person live event and shift focus to a virtual conference.
We feel it is too risky to continue planning a mass gathering given the predictions of a second wave of the virus in the fall, especially now that so many states are undergoing a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Many of you have expressed concerns about this very issue, despite your desires to re-energize with others. As well, extremely low registration numbers indicate the conference (as originally envisioned) would be a financial burden to the organization. It has become clear at this point that even though some of you are game to attend, that we simply will not have the numbers we would need to meet expenses.
Please be patient with us as we work out the details. We’re working hard to find a platform that will allow us to offer as much as we possibly can in the most user-friendly process. Details about the virtual conference will be announced here in early August, so please check back for continuing information and registration.
The Board and the conference team wish to convey our deepest regrets that the live conference will not be held this year. It was not an easy decision to make but one we felt necessary and in everyone’s best interests.
All the best,
Pam Nowak (2020 WWW Conference Chair) and Amy Nowak (2020 WWW President)
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Women Writing the West returns to Colorado Springs in 2020, bringing a fresh insurgence of inspiration. Just as mountain climbers find the niches necessary to scale vast heights, we also will find niches in craft, identity, and platforms. We’ll tackle approaches on how to progress through rough terrain, and we will rise to our own personal summits. Along the way, we’ll discover endless vistas of possibilities and create individual visions of success–as endless as the views around us.
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Session and Event Details
Details of the various offerings at the conference
Guests and Keynote Speakers
Bios of speakers, editors, agents, and special guests
Hotel and Host City
Hotel rates, shuttle service, and Colorado Springs
Things to Do In and Around Colorado Springs
Enjoying your stay
Address Conference questions to Conference Chair Pamela Nowak at WWWConference2020@hotmail.com
About the Conference Venue
Colorado Springs was founded in August 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer and his vision of a first class hotel came to life; The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel opened in June of 1883. At that time the population of Colorado Springs was approximately 5,000 people. General Palmer named the hotel “The Antlers” as it housed his large collection of deer and elk trophies which was the envy of many.
The Antlers Hotel
Reserve online here
You may also call the hotel directly at (719) 955-5600 or toll free at (866) 299-4602. Mention Women Writing the West for the conference rate.
Pamela Nowak at