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PubPro 2013: An Unconference for Managing Editors and Publication Production Specialists
A professional development event co-hosted by EAC-BC
|9:15–9:30||Check-in and coffee|
|9:30–10:15|| Opening remarks |
Speakers pitch topics, participants vote, and program is set
|3:40–4:00||Event debriefing and closing remarks|
*Unwind at the end of the day with a relaxing but invigorating session of yoga led by editor and yoga instructor Irene Zafiris.
The networking tea is a special session that allows you to continue your conversations with your colleagues outside the confines of a formal session, and it also puts you in the same room as the professionals you might want to hire. Pre-registered freelancers will join us all for a tea or coffee and get a few minutes to chat and swap business cards with you. The registration for the networking tea is now closed.
Ticket prices will be $40 for EAC members who register by March 22, 2013 ($55 after) and $50 for non-members who register by March 22, 2013 ($65 after). Lunch is included.
Prepare your presentation or discussion notes before the event. Sessions run 40 minutes, including Q&A. On the day of the event, arrive early, and you’ll have one minute to pitch your topic. Based on how participants respond, your talk will be added to the schedule. Sessions can take on any format you choose and can be as interactive as you wish.
If you have slides to show on a digital projector, bring them in on a USB key in PDF or PowerPoint format. (Please also keep a backup of your slides somewhere in your email or online.)
Since we don’t know how many people will be attending each session, we won’t be able to print handouts the day of. You’re free to bring your own, but what we’d prefer is for you to send us your notes or handouts after your session. We’ll put all of the presenters’ documents together and send a folder to all participants.
Registration is now closed. Please tell your associates and colleagues they can follow the event live on twitter. The event’s official hashtag is #PubPro2013.
If you have any questions about PubPro, email professional development co-chairs Tina Robinson or Eva van Emden, or event facilitator Iva Cheung.
Thanks to Globalme Language & Technology for supporting our event by providing projection equipment.
*About the event facilitator: Before she became an independent publishing consultant, Iva Cheung served as editor and editorial coordinator at D&M Publishers, where she implemented editorial communication, workflow, and quality control systems. At EAC’s 2011 conference in Vancouver, she led the “In-house Editors’ Open Discussion Group” session, where it became clear that the issues facing managing editors alone could fill an entire day. Iva, who holds a Master of Publishing degree from Simon Fraser University, is a Certified Professional Editor and a winner of EAC’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. She blogs about editing and publishing at www.ivacheung.com.