2017 IPEd Conference: Social Opportunities

IPEdConf 2017

Dust off your best grammar jokes, people. Opportunities to mingle with like-minded word-lovers are on the agenda at the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference in Brisbane this September.

Not only can you hone your skills through pre-conference workshops and soak up knowledge with dozens of sessions, there’s also a chance to glam up and make new friends.

Included in your registration fee is the welcome reception on Wednesday evening at Rydges South Bank. Sit in the warm evening air with a cool drink as you watch the lights of Brisbane city at the rooftop bar and chat to people who understand your firm position on the Oxford comma.

On Thursday evening, the conference dinner will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre’s glamorous Boulevard Room. Tickets to the dinner are $95 and include a delicious meal, light entertainment and excellent company. The inaugural Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award will be presented during the dinner.

Outside the conference, South Bank is a short walk from the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Museum. A few minutes in the other direction will take you to South Bank lagoon, a man-made beach with river views.

There are also numerous cafes and restaurants within walking distance of the conference venue where you can catch up with friends or make new acquaintances, as well as several bars in which to unwind and relax.

But if all this isn’t enough, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of activities you might like to try, and you can also check out www.visitbrisbane.com.au.

The 8th IPEd National Editors Conference is 13–15 September in Brisbane. Register now at iped-conf2017.org.au.

Christine Atkinson
IPEd conference communications, Editors Qld