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Language and Culture Stream

Media Stream

Plain Language Stream

Science and Technology Stream

Work Life Stream



Pre-Conference Dinner
2nd Ave Grill, Atrium Room
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6:00 - 8:00 pm



Welcome Reception
Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough
5:30 - 7:30 pm



Michelangelo A

Venice Room

Florence Room

Naples Room

Da Vinci Ballroom

Session 1
10:00 to 11:00 am

The Origins of the Indigenous Editing Circle
Rita Bouvier

A Global View of Plain Language
Kate Harrison Whiteside

Whose Voice Is It, Anyway?
Yvette Nolan

Facing Failure: Avoiding and Overcoming Mistakes at Work
Jenny Lass

Explaining Complex Scientific Research to Non-Scientists
Robert Lamb and Sandra Ribeiro

Session 2
11:15 to 12:15 pm

Why Magazines Matter: Strategies for Success and Survival
Wendy Barron, Noelle Chorney, Amanda Soulodre and Brook Thalgott

Partners in Plain Language: Editors and Graphic Designers
Flora Gordon

Des services de traduction et non un bureau de traduction
Gisèle Poirier and Julie Roy

Marketing by Building a Collaborative Online Community
Kate Juniper

The Evolution of Eagle Feather News
John Lagimodiere




Roundtable (during lunch):
Branches and twigs (Venice Room)

Session 3
1:15 to 2:15 pm

Communication in the Age of Fake News
Mitch Diamantopoulos, Kristen Murphy and Heather Persson

Making Science Understandable to a General Audience
Jana Goldman

Translating English to Cree: Not Just Lip Service
Arden Ogg and Solomon Ratt

Working with Virtual Teams
Barbori Garnet and Leonie Pipe

Augie's Story: A Conversation with
Arlene Merasty and David Carpenter

Session 4
2:30 to 3:30pm

Bridging Two Worlds: Professional Communications and Creative Writing
Melva McLean and Frances Peck

The Basics of User Testing
Iva Cheung

Standardization of an Indigenous Language: Orthography and Editing Practices
Arok Wolvengrey

Editing Out Loud: When Words Are Meant to Be Spoken
Michelle Waitzman

Voice, Agency and Worldview: Editing Indigenous Manuscripts
Karon Shmon


Editors AGM
4:00 - 5:30 pm


6:30 - 7:00 pm


7:00 - 9:00 pm



Session 1
9:30 to 10:30 am

Telling Indigenous Stories: A History of Cultural Appropriation
Greg Younging

Proactive Editing: Teaching Plain Language to Staff Writers
Aaron Dalton

Optimizing Editing Skills and Efficiency with Antidote 9
Dolores Tam

Copyeditor Self-Help
Carol Saller

Beyond Italics: Working with Non-English Words in English Text
James Harbeck

Session 2
10:45 to 11:45 am

Getting the Scoop on Being Scooped: One's Own Story as News
Betty Ann Adam

Building a Dynamic Technical Glossary—with a Dash of Rocket Science
Marsha Fine and Jane Hunt

Bridging Language Conventions and Author Voice in Indigenous Writing
Rhonda Kronyk

Are You Certifiable?: Preparing for the Editors Canada Certification Exams
Leslie Saffrey and Jess Shulman

Speed Mentoring




Roundtables (during the lunch hour):
In-house editors (Florence Room)
What editing program should I choose? (Naples Room)

Session 3
1:00 to 2:00 pm

Self-Publishing: Three Experts on Current Trends and Best Practices
Naomi Pauls, Heather Nickel and Caroline Walker

Editing Grant Proposals: How to Reduce Length Without Sacrificing Content
Stan Backs

Digital Scribes: Editing and Book Design, Medieval England and Now
Yin Liu

Publishing Indigenous Literature and Art, from an Author and Editor’s Perspective
Mika Lafond

Navigating the Freelance Life from Woe to Go
Jenny Gates

Session 4
2:15 to 3:15 pm

Indexing the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Margaret de Boer and Alexandra Peace

Developing and Editing Online Distance Education Courses
Danielle Collins

Bridging Communities: Developing ayisīnowak: A Communications Guide
Gilles Dorval and Dana Kripki

Partnering for Success: Bridging Diverse Roles in an Agile Workplace
Trilby Henderson and Amber Rowein

Editing Science: Helping Communicate to Scientists, Policy Makers and the Public
Carolyn Brown