Conference 2019 :: Congrès 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario


May 24 – 25, 2019

University of Ottawa

The publishing and information world continues to bring new challenges and new opportunities. At this conference, we’ll fine-tune our indexing practices, grow our business skills, offer our support and encouragement to newcomers, and pick the brains of those who have experience.

Ottawa is more than the political centre of Canada. It’s also home to some of the nation’s most important cultural venues. (Our conference site, which is on the University of Ottawa campus in the city’s centre, is just across the street from the new Ottawa Art Gallery.)

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Conference and Workshop Agenda

Friday

Anne Fifer, “Edit Your Index Without Pain”
Martine Rocheleau, on parliamentary information and the intelligence-based search engine
Fred Leise, “Brilliantly Structured Indexes Redux: New Realities in Index Structure”
Lunch
Kate Mertes, “Beyond the Subject Index: The Index Locorum”
Gale Rhoades and Marian Sullivan, on software
Annual General Meeting
Banquet and Awards

Saturday

Katherine Kasirer and Camille Callison (Canadian Federation of Library Associations) on the Indigenous materials classification system
Enid Zafran, “Indexing Scholarly Books in the Twenty-First Century”
Ruth Paulauskas (BreathWoRx), “Breathwork”
Lunch
Kendra Millis on biographies and memoirs
Pierre Joyal on business practices
Panel with Christine Jacobs with guest editors, on ethics

Sunday (optional)

Names, the Challenge of Indexing“, a full-day workshop with Enid Zafran

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Pricing

Conference rates include continental breakfast (with protein), lunch, and snacks.
Early bird rates apply until April 15.

Prices are in Canadian Dollars

Members Non-members Students
Early Bird After April 15 Early Bird After April 15
Full conference $291 $343 $344 $396 $158
Friday or Saturday only $159 $184 $211 $238 $80

Sunday Workshop “Names” presented by Enid Zafran (includes  lunch)$105

Banquet$63

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Plan Your Travel

To help you plan your travel, here’s the schedule of activities:

  • Thursday, May 23: a late afternoon or evening pre-conference event
  • Friday, May 24: Breakfast around 8, sessions from 9 until 5, followed by our banquet dinner
  • Saturday, May 25: Breakfast around 8, sessions from 9 until 5, followed by a post-conference event
  • Sunday, May 26: “Names” workshop from 9 until 4

Accommodations

We have negotiated special rates for conference attendees at two venues:

University of Ottawa Housing

90U Residence
90 University, less than a five-minute walk to the conference venue
Two bedroom suites with double beds and kitchenette for $125 per suite per night
Rates apply until April 11, 2019

HOW TO RESERVE U OF OTTAWA RESIDENCE

Lord Elgin Hotel

Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin Street, less than 10 minute walk to the conference venue
Classic King, Classic Queen, Classic 2 Queen Beds: $239 for Single or Double
Rates apply until April 22, 2019

HOW TO RESERVE LORD ELGIN HOTEL

There are many other accommodation options in downtown Ottawa, including boutique hotels such as the Byward Blue Inn and ARC the Hotel, B&Bs such as Auberge McGee’s Inn and Auberge des Arts, and chain hotels such as Novotel, Days Inn, Fairmont and others.

Book early to avoid disappointment!