General Information

Don’t Forget to Download the Conference App!

We’ve built a mobile app for Write to Learn, and it has all the important information you need for the conference, as well as fun features designed to enhance your conference experience!

Here are just a few of the benefits of the app:

  • Access the event schedule, session descriptions, and customize your agenda
  • See all the speakers, read their bios, and download their handouts
  • Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths by using the interactive maps
  • Also use the interactive maps to locate the sessions you’re signed up to attend
  • Get important updates, exciting offers, and learn about opportunities to win prizes via push notifications from our exhibitors
  • Easily evaluate all your sessions digitally inside the app
  • At the end of the conference, easily give us your feedback about the conference as a whole

Here’s all you have to do:

Step One: Download the app and complete the app login prior to your arrival.  Simply click this link.  This will work for a phone or tablet.  Don’t have iOS or Android?  Maybe using a laptop?  Use the mobile web version of the app located here.

Step Two: Download your session materials.  In our efforts to go green, most presenters (but not all) have provided us their materials in advance.  You can find these materials via the app by either clicking on the Session Handouts icon on the main screen or by going to individual sessions and clicking the Documents link at the bottom of the page.  Alternatively, you can access available handouts by following this URL link.

Questions?  Contact the MU Conference Office at 573-882-4349 or e-mail

For technical questions regarding the app, call 1-888-889-3069 X 1.


Registration will remain open for one more day.  Online registration will close at the end of the day Tuesday, February 14.  However, you can still register and pay to attend on site at Tan-Tar-A when you arrive.

If you are wanting to register online today or tomorrow, you can still print out a PDF version of the registration form and fax it in. Go to the Registration page for the form and online link.

Ticket Exchange

We usually run a ticket exchange board at the registration desk for those people who change their minds about attending a session they’ve signed up for.  However, attendance is down a bit this year from last year’s record numbers.  As a result, it looks like we will have plenty of room in each session, meaning that a ticket exchange board won’t be necessary this year.

So, if you decide that you don’t want to attend a breakout session that you originally requested, simply go to the session you’d like to attend instead.  There should be a seat available.


img_0163If you signed up for Day One (Thursday), lunch is provided as part of your registration fee.  If you signed up for Day Two, both breakfast and lunch are included.  If you signed up for Day Three, breakfast is included.

We do not offer dinner on Thursday night, so you are on your own for that.  On Friday, we do offer dinner at 6:00 p.m., along with an evening keynote speaker (YA author E. Lockhart this year) from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  You can pay an additional $39 fee for dinner and the speaker, or you can go out on your own for dinner and return to attend the keynote for an additional $19 fee.  The conference ends at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday.  We do not offer lunch on Saturday.  For those of you attending one of the Saturday afternoon post-conference sessions, you will have an hour and a half break during which you can get lunch.

We also offer coffee and hot tea on Thursday morning before the full-day workshops start, and we have coffee and tea available down in the exhibit hall (Windgate) on Day Two and in the lobby on Day Three for those who don’t want to attend the sit-down breakfast.  We also offer refreshments at the afternoon break times on Thursday and Friday.

Weather Policy

The Write to Learn Conference will be held regardless of weather conditions, and no refunds will be given due to inclement weather.  We regret that we must adhere strictly to this policy.

By registering, you give permission to the conference organizers to contact you about conference news in the future.  You also give permission to the conference organizers to distribute your name and contact information to conference attendees and vendors.  If you prefer not to be included in these distributed lists, include a written request with your registration for your contact information to be omitted.

Refund Policy

We will refund your registration fee if the MU Conference Office receives your written request by February 1, 2017.  You are responsible for payment on purchase orders unless cancelled in writing by February 1, 2017.  We will make no refunds after this date, but substitutions are welcome.

Conference Media Policy

Registrants of the Write to Learn Conference agree to allow Educational Solutions International and its official media specialist to photograph or video them in the context of the conference. Footage captured may be used in future print and electronic promotional and archival materials. For questions or concerns, please call 573-882-4349 or email