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Early Bird Conference Pricing Ends Saturday
Conference Registration Now Open
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This conference will give you a variety of topics to help you improve your indexing practice and make your business thrive, including:
As well, we will have
Each day there will be lots of fun activities to help you meet your fellow indexers.
New indexers can register for the Fireside Chat hosted by Stephen Ullstrom and Margaret DeBoer. This group session is your opportunity to ask your burning questions on transitioning from student to practicing indexer.
Sessions will be recorded and made available to all registered attendees.
Optional Program for New Indexers
Margaret De Boer
Payment of conference fees gives you access to three days of workshops and events, plus access to all the recorded sessions for 12 months.
|After April 30||$75||$100||$25||$10|
Given the World Health Organization’s announcement of a pandemic, we have determined to move forward with an abundance of caution. ISC/SCI is cancelling this year’s conference.
We have no plans to hold any online presentations, but intend to hold the conference next year in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Planning for next year’s conference—which we hope to be similar to what we had planned for this year—will start again in September, 2020.
If you registered for the conference, your fees will be refunded to you over the next week. If you do not receive a notice about your refund by March 25, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are sad and disappointed to announce this, but hope that everyone stays safe and well and comes to see us next year in Newfoundland!
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.) The city is very walkable, with pathways on either side of the Rideau Canal.
The University of Ottawa is a medium-size campus and east to walk. Conference sessions will be on the top floor of the Desmarais Building (55 Laurier Avenue East). A map will be included in the conference packet.
View and download conference handouts (Members Only content)
Anne Fifer, “Editing Without Pain”
Alexandre Grandmaître and Martine Rocheleau, “Accessing Parliamentary Information: from Traditional Indexes to a Database Integrated Information Management System”
Fred Leise, “Brilliantly Structured Indexes Redux: New Realities in Index Structure”
Kate Mertes, “Beyond the Subject Index: The Index Locorum”
Gale Rhoades and Marian Sullivan, “Above and Beyond: The Experts Help You Get the Most from Your Indexing Software”
Annual General Meeting
Banquet and Awards
Camille Callison (Canadian Federation of Library Associations) and Katherine Kasirer in “A Behind-the-Screen Look at the Indigenous Knowledge Materials Classification Schema (IMCS) Implementation during the Creation of NFB’s Indigenous Cinema”
Enid Zafran, “Indexing Scholarly Books: Go Deep”
Ruth Paulauskas (BreathWoRx), “BreathWoRx for Desk Workers”
Kendra Millis, “Indexing Lives”
Pierre Joyal on incorporating your business
Heather Ebbs, Christine Jacobs, Anne Louise Mahoney, and Elizabeth Schwaiger, “Ethical Choices: Thinking Beyond the Page”
“Names, the Challenge of Indexing”, a full-day workshop with Enid Zafran, has been sold out, but you can be added to the waiting list when you register. Location is same as conference venue.
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors:
Conference rates include continental breakfast (with protein), lunch, and snacks.
Early bird rates apply until April 15.
Prices are in Canadian Dollars
|Early Bird||After April 15||Early Bird||After April 15|
|Friday or Saturday only||$159||$184||$211||$238||$80|
Sunday Workshop “Names” presented by Enid Zafran (includes lunch) – $105 (sold out, wait list available)
Banquet – $63
To help you plan your travel, here’s the schedule of activities:
We have negotiated special rates for conference attendees at two venues:
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
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
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. Airbnbs in Sandy Hill and the Byward Market area are closest, but Downtown and Centretown are also quite close. Even the Glebe neighborhood is only a 30- to 40-minute walk along the Rideau canal, and it will be a beautiful walk at the end of May.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
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Winnipeg is an extraordinary city situated on the Canadian Prairie at the crossroads of ancient North American canoe routes. Consider lingering a while to experience the rich multicultural heritage, the prairie landscape, and illuminating attractions such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (“the world’s only museum that explores human rights as a concept and aspiration”) and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (the largest collection of Inuit art in the world). Learn more about what to do while you are in Winnipeg.
View or download the conference program.
To help you plan your travel, here’s the schedule of activities:
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