IPEd Conference Update

Advancing Our Profession Logo Horizontal 2Hold onto your pencils, people. The full program of the eighth national editing conference is almost here.

This year’s IPEd Conference will be held in Brisbane, 13–15 September.

The program will be launched in early May, packed with plenty of plenaries, superb sessions and an abundance of abstracts. It includes five workshops catering to editors at all stages of their careers.

Keynote speakers linguist Professor Roly Sussex (as heard on ABC radio’s A Word in Your Ear – broadcast in Brisbane or available as a podcast) and author Sophie Cunningham will present on the Thursday. The Courier Mail cartoonist Sean Leahy will deliver his keynote address on the Friday.

The highlight of this year’s IPEd conference is the inaugural Rosie Award, which will be presented at the conference dinner on Thursday evening. This award for excellence in editing honours Distinguished Editor the late Rosanne Fitzgibbon, and offers a $4000 prize to the winner.

Earlybird registrations are open until 13 July at iped-conf2017.org.au.

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Thanks to Christine Atkinson from the conference organising team at Editors Qld for the update.