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Editors' Association of Canada Conference 2013

Theme: Between the Lines/Entre les lignes
Dates: June 7–9, 2013
Location: Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax
Registration: Register now!

May 24 is your last day to register for EAC's 2013 conference in Halifax. Below are just five of the many reasons you should attend. We look forward to seeing you at the first EAC conference east of the St. Lawrence!

1. Pre-conference workshops

The QAC branch and Nova Scotia twig of EAC are pleased to present four exciting pre-conference workshops that take place on Friday, June 7, before the official start of Conference 2013.

Antidote 8: Quoi de neuf? (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Presenter: Louise Saint-André

Writing fiction, editing fiction: A dialogue (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Presenters: Valerie Compton and Bethany Gibson

Plain English: Building results (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Presenter: Frances Peck

Powerful conversations: Using the telephone to get things done (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Presenter: Mary Jane Copps

Depending on which workshop you choose, you may never again get lost in incomprehensible jargon—or equate a cold call with a cold sweat.

2. A conference in the heart of Halifax

Welcome to Halifax, Atlantic Canada's largest city. The historic and elegant Lord Nelson Hotel, home to this year's conference, is within walking distance of the best the city has to offer. The Public Gardens, a gracious Victorian garden, is just across the street. And two other notable attractions —Citadel Hill and the Historic Properties—are a short walk away. Many of the city's best independent shops are also at your doorstep. Learn more about our host city on the Halifax Experience page.

3. Get inspired, get illuminated

In two jam-packed days of conference sessions, you can gain insight into the Mi'kmaw language, hear the voices of "real housewives of Cape Breton" and watch a panel of top journalists discuss political writing and their editors' roles. And that's just a handful of what Conference 2013 has to offer. Learn more about the conference sessions and speakers.

4. Like minds, different perspectives

Meet fellow editors from across the country. Conference 2013 is a joint conference with the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC) and we are extending discounted member rates to ISC, the Canadian Authors Association, the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, the Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN) and the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Join your colleagues and counterparts who care about words.

5. Noteworthy keynotes

Robert MacNeil Donna Morrissey
Robert MacNeil Donna Morrissey

The conference will kick off with an inspiring talk by Robert MacNeil, the Halifax-raised author and journalist who rose to fame during his coverage of Watergate. For 20 years, he was a part of TV's renowned MacNeil/Lehrer team. Two days later, it will close with a frank and sometimes rollicking address from Donna Morrissey, a celebrated novelist who grew up in a Newfoundland outport and now lives in Halifax.

Registration closes on May 24. Non-members are welcome, so encourage fellow wordsmiths to join us in Halifax from June 7 to 9 for EAC Conference 2013—Between the Lines.


EAC thanks the sponsors of the conference

Quebec/Atlantic Canada Branch

Access Copyright Foundation


Shambhala Sun Foundation

Atlantic Magazines Association


This message was produced on behalf of the Conference Committee by the national office.