Continuing my reflections on my experience at the 2018 ATTW conference it seems like the broader context of the conference is also worth mentioning. Those in the orbit of both ATTW and CCCC know that the decision about where to hold the conferences this year (having already been decided upon well in advance) was especially fraught. That uncertainty carried in to both conferences in different ways.
I wonder too if we ought to re-think "conference culture" itself from the ground up. Beginning with the experience of the most precarious among us.