The CWPA (Council of Writing Program Administrators) is having their conference at Georgia Southern University in Savannah. The day before the conference begins, a series of “institutes” is offered. These institutes are essentially one-day intensive workshops for admins and grad students alike. One example is Melissa Ianetta and Kelly Ritter’s WPA bootcamp for graduate students looking to enter administrative work.
Here’s the conference website: http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/wpa2013.html
A workshop takes place July 14 – 17, with the institutes beginning July 18. The conference takes place from July 18-21.