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Reception, Banquet, and Special Events

Join your colleagues, friends, and EAC family to socialize, learn, and network at these entertaining and worthwhile events.

Conference Reception

George Elliott Clarke  

We are pleased to be hosting George Elliott Clarke, Toronto’s poet laureate, at the opening reception. Clarke will briefly speak about the place of editing in creating a “spontaneous” and “organic” draft of a poem and its archival future.

A revered writer, George Elliott Clarke is poet laureate of Toronto (2012–15). A University of Toronto professor, he’s also taught at Duke, McGill, and Harvard.


Photo credit: Camelia Linta


Sponsored by the EAC Toronto Branch
Friday, June 6
5:30 to 7:30 PM: Reception
6:00 PM: Official welcome and presentation
Location: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute – Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall at the Eaton Chelsea

EAC Awards Banquet

Saturday, June 7
7:00 PM: Pre-dinner reception
7:30 to 9:30 PM: Dinner and awards presentation
Location: Hotel Eaton Chelsea – Churchill Ballroom A
The setting may be elegant, but it’s not a formal event, so you can dress up or down. The dinner menu will include a choice of vegetarian or meat entrees for $85.

Rossetti Room at the Eaton Chelsea

Award presentations:

EAC conference delegates can walk from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute to the Hotel Eaton Chelsea in about 10 minutes—or cab it in four.


To contribute to your association’s future, bring your brains, experience, and opinions to the annual general meeting on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday Night Kick-Off Dinner

We saved you a seat! You're invited to join us at the Hot House Restaurant and Bar on Thursday, June 5, at 7 PM for dinner and drinks. Catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues at this year’s first official conference event. Diners will receive separate bills. Directions, menu, and more are available on their website. Please RSVP to with the subject line “Thursday dinner.”

Monday Morning Closing Breakfast

Join your fellow editors for a pay-as-you-go breakfast on Monday, June 9. We've reserved several tables at The Pickle Barrel (entrance on Yonge Street, just north of Dundas) from 8 AM to 10 AM. Squeeze in a little more networking over breakfast platters, smoothies, and more. Diners will receive separate bills.