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Conference 2017: Call for Member Speaker Proposals

The conference committee is now inviting session proposals for the 2017 national conference, to be held in Gatineau, QC, from June 9 to 11, at the Crowne Plaza Gatineau–Ottawa.

The 2017 conference theme is Guardians of the Lexicons. The conference committee welcomes presentations and workshops related to the theme, and on perennially popular topics such as:

  • Business practices
  • Editing practices
  • Freelancing
  • In-house editing
  • Language and plain language
  • Self-publishing
  • Tools and technology

Session topics can be tailored to beginner, intermediate, or senior editors, or be suitable for all career levels. Sessions can be offered in English, French, or both. Sessions will be one hour long, including time for introductions, breakout discussions or other activities, Q&A, and evaluation forms.

If you have an idea for a session or would like to participate in a panel discussion, please complete and submit the Speaker Proposal Form (MS Word, 152.76 KB). Proposals for additional panel topics are also welcome.


All completed proposal forms must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, Friday, December 30, 2016. Email your form to

Selection and notification

The member proposals subcommittee will review and evaluate every submission received. All applicants will be informed of the subcommittee’s decision by January 31, 2017.

Speaker discount

If your proposal is selected, you will be eligible for a reduced conference registration fee. Please note that this reduced fee does not apply to pre-conference workshops or social events. Further participation in the conference is highly encouraged but is not required.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your proposal! Please feel free to share this call for speakers with your other networks.

Ann Kennedy and Lois Ross
Speaker Coordinators
Editors Canada 2017 National Conference
June 2017 | Gatineau, QC