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Get the inside scoop on Editors Canada Conference 2023

Published on: November 17, 2022

Following the cancellation of the Editors Canada conference in 2020, and back-to-back virtual conferences in 2021 and 2022, we've been exploring ways to welcome back in-person attendees at the 2023 conference while accommodating people who are hesitant to gather in large groups or travel.
We've consulted with members about conference preferences and are pleased to announce details about our 2023 national conference.

Editors Canada Conference 2023

Location: Toronto Metropolitan University, Downtown Toronto
Dates: June 17–18, 2023. The welcome reception will take place on June 16. The banquet will take place on June 17.
Format: This will be an in-person conference that follows local health and safety guidelines. Sessions will be recorded so people can pay to view them online after the conference. The conference team will also explore ways to include more virtual elements.
Scale: To accommodate a cautious return to in-person events that take place indoors, as well as any attendee hesitance about gathering sizes, Editors Canada Conference 2023 will be a smaller conference with strictly limited capacity.
Refreshments: We will provide coffee breaks on June 17 and 18, but will not be providing breakfast or lunch. Toronto Metropolitan University is within 10 minutes' walking distance of dozens of affordable restaurants (many catering to student budgets), food trucks, the Eaton Centre food court and the Saks Food Hall. The conference committee will also be looking into setting up restaurant groups for networking. Stay tuned!
Member discounts: As always, early-bird pricing will be in effect. (With capacity limited you'll want to register early!) Editors Canada members and student affiliates will also benefit from discounted rates.
Speakers attend for free: Editors Canada is pleased to offer free conference registration for conference speakers. Look for the call for conference session proposals later this year!
Registration: Registration will open in February 2023.

Get involved

Want to help deliver a weekend of learning, networking and fun at Canada's premiere conference for editors? Join the 2023 conference committee! Volunteering on the conference committee is a great opportunity to network with fellow editors, gain experience in an evolving event-planning landscape, and help create the kind of conference you would love to attend!
The conference committee meets online once per month in the fall then more frequently in the new year and in the weeks before the conference. The level of commitment varies depending on the position, but is generally about 5–10 hours per month. We're looking for volunteers in the following areas:
  • Communications
  • Social media
  • Speakers
  • Sponsorship
  • Local experience
  • Vendor Fair
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Website

Email if you have any questions or would like to be added to the volunteer list.
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto in June!
Thank you!
Suzanne Bowness and Maylon Gardner
Co-chairs, Editors Canada Conference 2023