The conference theme, “Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas,” embodies the space that will host these conversations: the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, a new mission and vision that integrates writing, research, and communication in a technologically sophisticated environment that encourages creativity and collaboration. Let’s reconsider familiar conversations—staffing, budget, and perception—while composing next-generation spaces and exploring new ideas in writing center theory and practice.