I am writing a grant to improve our school's writing program. I would like to go to several different conventions/conferences and design my own program or if I really like a particular program to go with that. I am doing this with a team but we are having trouble finding many programs that are not inservice days. Most companies seem to only do that now. I have found NCATE, CATE and a few little ones but I would love some input. Have any of you gone to really helpful conferences on writing? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!