This year's conference in Vancouver (June 10–12) is coming up fast. What better way to enjoy it than with a group of friends?
Editing is a singular profession that benefits from plural connections. Why not begin the conference with four new colleagues whom you will have met before you even arrive?
The popular Conference Buddies program matches editors into groups of four or five, containing at least one local editor who knows Vancouver. One member of the group will take the lead, but each group is autonomous and can tailor activities to members' preferences—perhaps starting off the day with breakfast together to talk over the conference options on offer, meeting for coffee or drinks, sharing a meal together, or taking a walk along the seawall (which is only minutes away from the conference venue, by the way).
Buddies are introduced to each other in advance via email, so they arrive at the conference with new connections already begun.
Sign up for Conference Buddies
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, check one of the boxes under volunteering—either as a participant buddy or a hosting/lead buddy—when registering for the conference online, or send an email to Conference Buddies coordinator Kitty Elton.
There's still time to register for the conference
Registration for the conference is still open, but only until Friday, May 27.
Haven't signed up yet? What are you waiting for? One-day, two-day and student options are available—as are discounted rates for members of Editors Canada and affiliate organizations.
Visit the conference website to register today.
We look forward to connecting with you at the 2016 conference in Vancouver!