From June 6 to 8, editors, writers, and communication professionals from across Canada will converge at the brand-new Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in downtown Toronto for EAC Conference 2014—Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets. Want the inside scoop on this weekend of learning, networking, and fun? Read on for a look at some of the conference highlights—and discounts!
In this conference issue:
- Canadian literary stars Douglas Gibson and Terry Fallis to give keynote addresses
- Featured sessions
- Pre-conference seminars presented by the Toronto branch
- Networking opportunities to further your career
- Early-bird discount in effect until April 11
Canadian literary stars Douglas Gibson and Terry Fallis to give keynote addresses
Opening Keynote: Douglas Gibson
Douglas Gibson became a trainee editor in 1968, and even as the publisher of McClelland & Stewart (1988–2004), he stubbornly continued editing—until he, too, became an author. A giant in Canadian publishing, Gibson's most recent book is Stories About Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others (October 2011, ECW Press). Gibson has taken the book out on the road, performing the text live across the country. He will be treating conference attendees to some of the highlights of his work.
Closing Keynote: Terry Fallis
Terry Fallis is the author of three bestselling novels, The Best Laid Plans (winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and CBC Canada Reads), The High Road, and Up and Down (winner of the Ontario Library Association's 2013 Evergreen Award), all published by McClelland & Stewart. Fallis's highly anticipated new novel, No Relation, will be published in May 2014. To close the conference, Fallis will be taking attendees on "An Unorthodox Journey to the Published Land."
With sessions on everything from achieving financial security to editing digital magazines, the Conference 2014 program offers something for everyone. Here are some highlights:
- e-Merging in Social Media to Win Clients
- Enlighten Others—and Get Paid for it: How to Launch and Run a Training Business
- XML for Humans: Non-geek Discussion of a Geek-chic Topic
- The Future of Self-publishing and Editors
- Dirty Editing: The Collapsing Editorial Process
- Advanced Acrobatics: Tips and Tricks for PDF Mark-up
The conference team is very excited to offer both French and bilingual sessions. Bilingual sessions allow francophone and anglophone editors to attend the same session and network with a wider array of colleagues. For the confirmed speakers and sessions and the schedule-at-a-glance, visit the conference website.
Pre-conference seminars presented by the Toronto branch
There are even more opportunities to learn this June. EAC's Toronto branch is offering several pre-conference seminars on Friday, June 6.
- Author-Editor Relations
- Editing Recipes for Magazines & Cookbooks
- A Foot in the Door: Resumés for Editors
- A is for Author: An Introduction to Editing Books for Younger Readers
Consider jumpstarting your conference professional development experience with these terrific seminars.
Networking opportunities to further your career
Whether you work freelance or in-house, creating and maintaining business relationships is crucial to furthering your career. Opportunities for networking abound at Conference 2014. Whether it's at the opening reception on Friday evening, the awards banquet on Saturday night, or lunches and coffee breaks, there are plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues. Further your networking opportunities by getting some conference buddies! Contact the coordinator, Betty R. Robinson, for details.
Register by April 11 and save!
Members of EAC, the Indexing Society of Canada, the Professional Writers Association of Canada, and the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, as well as MagNet's 2014 conference attendees, can save $80 off the regular conference fee by registering by the Friday, April 11 early-bird deadline. Don't delay. Register now!
EAC thanks the sponsors of Conference 2014
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