Editors' Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Réviseurs: Conference 2006 - Congrès 2006 - Vancouver

"Cultivating Diversity" with Wayson Choy, Keynote Speaker

June 9-11, 2006, Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre

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EAC/ACR Conference/Congrès 2006 - Vancouver: October 2005

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Conference 2006: Nationwide call for proposals

The EAC conference committee is now recruiting speakers, workshop leaders, and discussion moderators for Conference 2006: Cultivating Diversity. Proposals related to the conference themes and suggested topics are encouraged, and other proposals are also welcome.

What's the deadline? November 7, 2005. Send your proposal by email to conference@editors.ca.

If your proposal is accepted, your conference registration fees will be waived. You will be responsible for your travel and accommodation costs.

Conference Themes and Topics

A. Specializations

  • Editing magazines
  • Editing newsletters
  • Editing for the web
  • Editing scientific or medical texts
  • Editing translations

B. Freelancing

  • Networking for the tongue-tied
  • Subcontracting and referring
  • Building a communications team
  • Working with clients at a distance

C. Management

  • Outsourcing editorial projects
  • Mentoring staff
  • Budgeting editorial work
  • Selling in a global market
  • Acquiring high-quality titles
  • Hiring and firing

D. Tools and Techniques

  • Understanding ergonomics and the editor
  • Cutting the office clutter
  • Creating an editing portfolio
  • Editing for style and impact

E. Special Interest Groups, Townhall Meetings, and More

  • Using the Standard Freelance Editorial Agreement
  • Resolving conflict with the help of the EAC mediator
  • Preparing for the fall 2006 certification tests

Include in Your Proposal

  1. Your name (and co-presenters, if any) and contact information (telephone and email)
  2. Proposed title of session
  3. Description of session (100-word maximum)
  4. Language of presentation (English or French)
  5. Type of session (panel/lecture/discussion/hands-on/other; please specify)
  6. Time required (1 hour/1.5 hours/2 hours)
  7. Level (beginning/intermediate/advanced/everyone)
  8. Preferred day (Saturday, June 10, or Sunday, June 11)
  9. Preferred time (morning/afternoon/doesn't matter)
  10. Maximum number of participants
  11. Equipment needs (if any; please specify)
  12. A short biographical note on each presenter (75-word maximum for each)
  13. Prior presentations at an EAC seminar or conference
  14. Anything else you'd like us to know

QUESTIONS? Contact the conference team at conference@editors.ca.

TIP: Conference 2006: Cultivating Diversity takes place June 9 to 11, 2006, at the Harbour Centre campus of Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver. Further information: www.editors.ca/cultivate.

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