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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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Reminder about pre-conference workshops

We would like to remind you that, in conjunction with the national EAC/ACR conference taking place the weekend of June 9–11, 2006, the EAC-BC branch is hosting five workshops on Friday, June 9, each for a very reasonable fee. Two (Portfolios and Screenplays) take place in the morning, two (Mystery Novels and Websites) in the afternoon, and one (Plain Numbers) runs the full day.

Read more about the sessions and register now—the workshops and conference are two weeks away. Both EAC members and non-members are welcome, and you can register just for the workshops you're interested in, for the conference itself, or for both.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Three weeks left

There are just over three weeks left before Conference 2006 in Vancouver begins on June 9. We'd like to remind you about all of the activities that are part of the conference. Nearly everything is available both to EAC/ACR members and to non members (for a slightly higher fee):
  • There are five separate pre-conference workshops running on Friday, June 9. You may register for those that interest you either in conjunction with or separately from the rest of the events.
  • Friday evening there is a reception beginning at 6:00—conference registrants each get a free ticket to the reception, and extras are available for guests for $20 each.
  • Saturday, June 10 begins with the keynote address by Wayson Choy, followed by eight sessions on topics ranging from translation and working alone to mentoring and "extreme editing." There is also the Editors' Town Hall and the EAC/ACR Annual General Meeting (members only).
  • Saturday evening includes a banquet at the Vancouver Rowing Club and the presentation of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.
  • On Sunday, June 11, there are five further sessions, the Senior Editors' Roundtable, and the closing plenary on editorial ethics, concluding at 3:30.
The modest fees ($300 for EAC/ACR members, $450 for non-members) for registration provide great value—not to mention a wonderful excuse to visit Vancouver on the cusp of summer. Why not join us?

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Grouse Grind hike, Friday, June 9

Please note that this event is not part of the conference but is being organized independently by attendees. It also conflicts with the June 9 afternoon workshops—if you have booked an afternoon workshop, please plan to attend that instead of this hike.

Grouse Grind Hike: Friday, June 9

Schedule:

  • 1:30 meet downtown (Howard Johnson Hotel at Granville and Davie) to share some group taxis or car pool
    and/OR
  • 2:00 p.m. meet at base of the trail (follow Capilano Road all the way to the top). Hike to top.
  • 3 - 4ish p.m. Refreshments at Altitudes Bistro. Possible wandering around looking at the view.
  • 4ish p.m. Take the tram car down the mountain, return to hotel in time for changing clothes in time for the 6 p.m. reception.

Notes:

  • James Harbeck is organizing this outing. E-mail him at james@harbeck.ca to RSVP. If you need to reach him after June 8, call his cell phone at 416-873-7324.
  • Further information at http://www.grousemountain.com or http://hiking.grousemountain.com/grousegrind.
  • Wear hiking shoes.
  • Dress for sweating.
  • Bring water.
  • Bring money for the shared taxi, your refreshments at the top, and/or to buy your carpool driver a (nonalcoholic!) drink. The gondola cost is $5 to ride down, or $30 if you choose ride up instead of hike, share refreshments at the top, and ride down again.
  • The hike is very steep -- more like a rough rock staircase up the mountain side for much of it. You gain 2800 vertical feet (853 metres) over 1.8 miles (2.9 km) of trail. There will be a fast group (aiming for 45 minutes to an hour to the top), and a more leisurely group (aiming for 1.5 hours), but even doing the hike at a "leisurely" pace will require very good fitness.
  • Feel free to organize a group to taxi from another hotel to meet at the trail base at 2 p.m. If you're having trouble, try e-mailing James. If he knows of other people that are near you, he'll put you in touch.
  • RSVP to James to enable car pooling/taxi sharing, but if you decide to join in at the last minute, just show up at the trailhead a little earlier than 2.

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