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Conference 2011: Welcome reception, awards banquet and special events

If you think this year's conference is just about the incredible lineup of speakers and sessions, think again! We've planned some terrific social events to round out your conference experience in Vancouver.

Welcome Reception

The red carpet-themed welcome reception promises to be an entertaining, light-hearted kickoff to the conference. Come prepared to parade down the red carpet and strike a pose in front of EAC-BC paparazzi! Dress up, dress down, dress as your favourite literary character or celeb. Prizes will be awarded.

The reception will be live-tweeted @eacconference. Don't forget to bring your mobile device so you can join in on the social-media fun!

Awards Banquet

This year's awards banquet will be held at the beautifully restored Segal Graduate School of Business, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver's business district. The 1912 heritage building features an elegant glass-panelled room on the main level—this is where you and your fellow editors will enjoy a delicious three-course meal and mix and mingle for the evening.

Conference co-chairs Theresa Best and Naomi Pauls will MC the gala event, which honours editors who have made significant contributions over the past year, including the recipients of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, the Claudette Upton Scholarship, the President's Awards and the Lee d'Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award.

To cap off the evening, Nancy Foran and James Harbeck will co-present the annual Oops Awards.

Banquet tickets are available now through the conference website.

Byrne Creek Walking Tour

Want to enjoy the beautiful nature of the west coast? Join streamkeeper Paul Cipywnyk on the afternoon of Friday, May 27, for a two-hour walking tour of Byrne Creek, which is part of a beautiful ravine park and salmon-spawning habitat located in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby. Walk along a lush ravine trail, learn about Byrne Creek's salmon-bearing waters, take photos and relax in nature.

For more information or to sign up for the tour, please contact Paul Cipywnyk at

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Register for Conference 2011

Conference 2011, Editing in the Age of e-Everything, takes place May 27–29 at SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre). Haven't registered yet? Don't delay! Registration closes on Friday, May 20. Visit the conference website to register now.


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