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Are you excited about the idea of going to the conference, but feeling a bit hesitant because you won’t know anyone there? Are you keen to meet other editors, but not really sure how to go about it? Our conference buddies program is for you!
This popular program was developed several years ago to help support editors who are new to our conference or who want to be introduced to other colleagues in a comfortable, no-pressure way. If you sign up as a conference buddy, you will be matched with other buddy editors into a small group, which will include a conference buddy lead and at least one editor who is familiar with the Ottawa–Gatineau area. You’ll have the chance to introduce yourself and chat with your group in advance through email, so that you can arrive at the conference already knowing some friendly faces.
Once you’re at the conference, you can meet up with your group at the Conference Buddies station and decide how you want to spend your time together. Maybe you’d like to start the day with breakfast together, or take some time as a group to visit some of the local sights. It’s entirely up to you! Our Conference Buddies coordinator Sue Archer will be on hand throughout the conference in case you need any assistance.
Sign Up for Conference Buddies
If you’re interested in being a conference buddy, or if you want to help your fellow editors by volunteering as a lead, please sign up for the conference buddies program during your online registration.
If you missed signing up, or have any questions, no problem! Just send an email to Conference Buddies coordinator Sue Archer.
See you at the conference!