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Edmonton mayor to welcome delegates to Conference 2008

The Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Mayor Stephen Mandel will officially welcome delegates to Conference 2008 at the Welcome Wine and Cheese on Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m., in the Riverview Room of the Shaw Conference Centre.

Mayor Mandel has led the City of Edmonton since October 2004. He is known for his strong advocacy for Alberta municipalities and for his fostering of Edmonton's growing position as a hub for northern development, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and research. Through his inclusive vision for the city, Mayor Mandel has given a voice and opportunities to low-income families, seniors and others in need.
Mayor Mandel is the most arts-friendly mayor the city has seen for some time. He is a strong patron of the arts and cultural events, and helped to pave the way for Edmonton becoming the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2007.

Prairie Provinces branch now offering second session of Instructional Design for Editors

Due to overwhelming demand, the Prairie Provinces branch is now offering a second session of Clayton Wright's pre-conference workshop, Instructional Design for Editors, on Thursday, June 5. Visit the association website for more information about the workshop and to register online.

Conference 2008 goes green

Well, greenish. In an effort to reduce cost and waste, the conference organizers are offering participants the opportunity to reuse their conference bags from previous years if they wish. Bags with EAC logos will be available for those who don't have a bag to recycle.

Editors' Café

The Editors' Café is filling up fast. You are advised to check out the additions to the lineup of stellar editors who are willing to meet for a one-on-one consultation at the Saturday Editors' Café. Note that this opportunity is for anyone interested in getting advice; you do not have to be a novice editor. Some of the experts have already "sold out"—note the quotation marks!—so act now.  

Special conference-rate accommodations available until May 12

Conference 2008 delegates who are visiting Edmonton can still take advantage of a pre-negotiated special rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown, but only until May 12.

A block of rooms has been set aside at a special conference rate of $119 per night. To take advantage of the special rate, book by May 12 quoting promotional code ESC.

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown
(located beside the Shaw Conference Centre)
One Thornton Court, 99 Street and Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2E7
Phone: 780 423-9999
Toll-free: 1 866 441-7591

Visit the conference website for more information on accommodations in Edmonton

The Oops Awards: Round Too

Still spotting—and appreciating—infelicities, ambiguities, mistakes and grimace-inducing word wounds? Don't forget to send in your submissions for The Oops Awards: Round Too by May 25.

For the information on the categories and entry guidelines, see

The Oops Award goes to …

Entries will be judged by a subcommittee of the national executive council. Shortlisted entries will be presented during the annual conference in Edmonton, at lunch on June 7. Enthusiastic audience applause by conference attendees will determine the winning entries.

Send your entries for The Oops Awards to by May 25.

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