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Editors Canada Conference 2018: Registration Now Open!

Editors Saskatchewan, your proud host for the 2018 Editors Canada Conference, is pleased to announce that registration is now open!

The conference takes place May 25–27 at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, in the centre of downtown and overlooking the South Saskatchewan River Valley. The theme for Conference 2018 is Bridging Communities—Bringing Together Communication-Related Professions. We see this as an opportunity to bring together editors from the Prairies and across the country, as well as professionals from other related organizations. Join us as we learn, network, and make connections!

As always, the Editors Canada conference will be packed with relevant, useful, and varied sessions to help you build and enhance your editing career and skills.

How to register

Register now

If you're a member of a partner organization, we will be sending out special codes to give you the same price as members. These will be arriving shortly so please don’t register until you get your discount code.

If you are presenting at the conference, you will receive an email from the conference coordinator with special instructions on how to register to receive your discounted presenter rate. If you have any questions, please contact the national office.

Keynote speakers

The conference will open Saturday morning with a keynote address by Cate Friesen, the driving force behind The Story Source. Cate will draw upon her experience as an award-winning CBC producer, storyteller, documentary maker, performer, and trainer to tell us why "Story Matters" and how to "take it to the next level."

We will wrap up on Sunday afternoon with Canadian author Yann Martel. He is best known for his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was translated into 43 languages, has sold 13 million copies worldwide, and was adapted to the silver screen by Ang Lee, garnering four Oscars.

Indigenous focus

A primary focus of the conference will be writing and editing Indigenous material. As the association representing Canadian editors, Editors Canada wants to increase awareness of the complex issues involved in working with Indigenous material and build capacity among editors, publishers, and communicators so that Indigenous material is encouraged, respected, and supported.

Festivities and even more professional development opportunities

Don't miss the opening reception on Friday evening or the awards banquet on Saturday evening (featuring the always-hilarious Oops Awards).

In addition to our regular conference program, Editors Saskatchewan will be offering a full day of pre-conference professional development seminars on Friday, May 25.

Partnership discounts

Good news! If you are a member of one the Editors Canada's partnering organizations, you are eligible for the same discounted rate as Editors Canada members:

For a list of partnering organizations, please visit the conference website.

  • To attend both days — $395 (before April 8) or $495 (regular)
  • To attend only one day — $295 (before April 8) or $350 (regular)

Other Communication-Related Professions

The theme of the 2018 conference will be "Bridging Communities—Bringing Together Communication-Related Professions." In-keeping with this theme, we will be extending our member discount to professionals from other related organizations. Please see the list of organizations on our website.

If you are a member of one of these organizations, you should be receiving a personalized discount code from your organization that will allow you to pay the same price as members of Editors Canada.

If your communication-related organization is not represented on the website, please contact the conference committee to arrange for a discount code.


Our official conference hotel, the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, has a limited number of rooms available at a conference rate of $139/night for single or double occupancy. Book your room online now.

Join the conversation on social media

We can't wait to see you all in Saskatoon this May. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @EditorCon for updates about the conference program, and use the hashtag #Editors18 to let us know you'll be there!