Conference: Getting the message across


4th IPEd National Editors Conference

Adelaide Festival Centre
Adelaide 8–10 October 2009

A dynamic program is in store at the 4th National Editors Conference. Participants
will hear and discuss papers from their peers exploring the conference theme, ‘Getting the message across’, and engage in lively debate on the relevance and value of editing as seen from various perspectives. Expert panels will explore the following topics: ‘Turning the tables: editors being edited’; ‘Paying it forward: the editor as mentor’; and ‘Into the unknown: the future for editing’.

Keynote speakers at the conference will be human rights and refugee advocate Julian
Burnside AO QC; author, community worker and mentor Wendy McCarthy AO; US editor and publisher of prize-winning ooks for children Neal Porter; and former senator and now University of Adelaide research fellow Natasha Stott Despoja.

The conference social program will provide plenty of opportunities to chew the fat
with fellow editors. Scheduled events include a civic reception at the Town Hall, hosted by Adelaide’s Lord Mayor, and the conference dinner at the National Centre.

Don’t forget that, as attendance counts as professional development, costs can be claimed against taxation.

Further information:
Early bird registration finishes on 14 July – get your registration in first!

by Ed Highly

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