The countdown is on for EAC's 2014 Conference, Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets! And with the big event just a few weeks away, it's time to start planning all the fun extra things you want to do in Toronto, like…
Dine with Us at the Kick-Off Dinner
We saved you a seat! You're invited to join us at the Hot House Restaurant and Bar on Thursday, June 5, at 7 PM for dinner and drinks. Catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues at this year's first official conference event. Diners will receive separate bills. Directions, menu, and more are available online.
Have Breakfast with Friends
Join your fellow editors for a pay-as-you-go breakfast on Monday, June 9. We've reserved several tables at The Pickle Barrel (entrance on Yonge Street, just north of Dundas) from 8 AM to 10 AM. Squeeze in a little more networking over breakfast platters, smoothies, and more. Diners will receive separate bills. For restaurant info, please visit the Pickle Barrel website.
Walk Your Way through History
Get your feet moving on a guided walking tour of downtown Toronto! We're excited to offer two tours for those who'd like to explore some of the city's fascinating history:
"Old Toronto" Walk with Muddy York Tours
Friday, June 6, 10 AM to 12 NOON
Get to know the history of Old Toronto on this fascinating walk, led by expert Richard Fiennes-Clinton of Muddy York Tours. Learn about notable landmarks such as St. Michael's Cathedral, Massey Hall, and the Yonge Street theatre district. We'll also wander through Toronto's "Old Town District" and visit the world-renowned St. Lawrence Market, which was voted amongst the world's best markets by National Geographic.
The tour distance will be up to 1.5 km. Cost: $10 cash, payable to your tour guide. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Muddy York Tours."
"Magical Mystery Tour" of Coach House Books
Friday, June 6, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Michael Ondaatje, Allen Ginsberg, Gwendolyn MacEwen… these are just a few of the literary luminaries whose stomping grounds have included Coach House Books over the past 40 years. Join your fellow editors for a free 45-minute tour of this storied publisher—you'll see everything from the 1917 linotype machine to the "Magical Sleeper Chair." To register, RSVP to email@example.com with the subject line "Coach House Books."
On the day of the tour, meet group leader Nancy Foran in the lobby of Li Ka Shing by 1:30 PM. You'll need two TTC tokens or $3 each way for the subway.
Celebrate with Food and Friends
On the evening of Friday, June 6, join us for the opening reception in the Li Ka Shing Exhibit Hall, where George Elliott Clarke, Toronto's poet laureate, will speak about the role of editing in poetry.
Then, on Saturday, June 7, gather at the Eaton Chelsea hotel for a night of food, friends, and fun at the annual opening reception, where we'll recognize the winners of the President's Awards for Volunteer Service, the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, and the Claudette Upton Scholarship. And, of course, there will plenty of laughs with the Oops Awards.
Follow the conference's social media channels for news and updates:
- Facebook: Editors Association of Canada / Association canadienne des réviseurs
- Twitter: @eacconference and @eac_acr
See you at Conference 2014!
There's still time to register for Conference 2014!
Registration for the conference is still open, but only until Friday, May 23.
One-day, two-day and student options are available—as are discounted rates for EAC members, MagNet's 2014 conference attendees, and members of the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC), the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Plain Language Association InterNational, and the American Copy Editors Society.
EAC thanks the sponsors of Conference 2014