Local groups: Calendar of events

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

In light of the escalating risks associated with COVID-19, the CIEP Council asked all of its local groups in March to suspend their in-person activities until further notice.

The Council assessed the risk to its members and continues to believe that this is a prudent step both generally and specifically, given its membership demographics. The Council is reviewing the situation periodically and will communicate clearly with all members when it is considering lifting the suspension.

In the meantime, local groups are commonly meeting on the CIEP’s paid-for Zoom videoconferencing platform, and the Council has taken several steps to secure that online space and allay concerns fuelled by recent media coverage.

CIEP Council – 13 July 2020

CIEP members are welcome at all local group events. When the groups meet again in person, those who don't already belong to the Institute will be welcome to attend up to three local group meetings before deciding whether to join. In the meantime, while they are not able to join the online local group meetings, non-members interested in discovering more about the CIEP are invited to join us at a CIEP Discovery meeting. Find out more by emailing the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Whether meeting online or in person, the groups’ activities vary. Most meet regularly, providing opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and networking. Some visit local organisations of interest, host speakers at their meetings and organise training workshops.

Note: Members of the CIEP and the Society of Indexers (SI) are able (and encouraged) to attend each other’s local group meetings. These meetings offer the chance to network, discuss common topics and to gain an insight into the issues faced by the other organisation. The SI has several local groups of varying sizes who meet for informal lunches, more structured workshops and excursions to local sites. For more information on the SI’s local groups, please see the SI website or contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Cloud Club

Because the CIEP’s Cloud Clubs are virtual groups, these are continuing to meet online via Zoom in the same way as they always have.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page. Those who would like to attend these meetings will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum to access the necessary link(s) and are also encouraged to let their Cloud Club coordinator know of their intention to attend (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email).

 

Tuesday 24 November

2pm Liverpool Group – Zoom meeting, 2pm–4pm.

We’ll be talking about using social media for networking and promotion, and about pricing (whether it's a good idea to publish our rates online; what hourly rates to aim for according to the types of work we offer). We’ll also have a general catch-up and discuss any other points that anyone would like to bring up.

If you’d like to join us, or you want to find out more, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Graham will send out an email invitation about a week before the meeting, and will post instructions for joining it on the Liverpool group forum a few days later.

Wednesday 25 November

1.30pm Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Zoom meeting, 1.30pm–3.30pm.

Our Zoom meetings are quite informal, but do say if there’s a particular topic you’d like to discuss.

If you would like to join the meeting – or think you would like to – please look in the Three Counties local group forum nearer the time for the link and password you’ll need for access, and then please post there to say you’ll be attending. For more information, or to suggest a discussion topic, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 November

11am West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Zoom meeting, 11am–1pm.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the West Midlands/Birmingham local group forum.

Thursday 26 November

1pm Oxford Group – Zoom meeting, 1pm–3pm.

This will be an informal social meeting.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Oxford local group forum.

Thursday 26 November

3pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 3pm–4pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK. The topic for the meeting is to be confirmed.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page. Those who would like to attend this meeting will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum to access the necessary link and are also encouraged to let Janet know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 November

7.30pm EST Toronto Group – Zoom meeting – 7.30pm–8.30pm EST.

The topic for the meeting is to be confirmed. As we are meeting via Zoom, all Canadian CIEP members (of which we have a growing number) can join us and it would be marvellous to have as many as possible with us online.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Toronto local group forum.

Friday 27 November

1.30pm Edinburgh Group – Zoom meeting, 1.30–3.30pm.

We will be discussing the CIEP’s virtual conference and hearing from those who attended.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link – and to confirm attendance – please see the Edinburgh local group forum.

Saturday 28 November

10am London Group – Zoom meeting, 10am–12 noon.

This will be our next Editing Coffee meeting, when we will learn about InDesign and how editors can use it in their work. Join us online with a cuppa and biscuits!

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting (and for the necessary link nearer the time) please see the London local group forum.

Tuesday 1 December

2pm Shropshire/Mid-Wales Group – Zoom meeting, 2pm–4pm.

This will be an informal session of work-related chat, but you are welcome to raise specific matters for discussion in advance by posting in the Shropshire/Mid-Wales local group forum.

 

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Shropshire/Mid-Wales Group local group forum nearer the time.

Wednesday 2 December

7.30pm Norfolk (East) Group and Norfolk (West/Central) Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–8.30pm.

Our two local groups will be having a joint Zoom meet-up, which will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss a topic (to be confirmed).

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Norfolk (East) local group forum.

Thursday 3 December

10.30am Sussex Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

The topic of the meeting will be ‘Building your personal brand, and tips on making the most of your website’.

For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Sussex local group forum.

Thursday 3 December

3pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 3pm–4pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK. The topic for the meeting is to be confirmed.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page. Those who would like to attend this meeting will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum to access the necessary link and are also encouraged to let Janet know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 9 December

1pm West Surrey/North Hants Group – Zoom meeting, 1pm–3pm.

This will be an informal meeting – mince pies welcome! As well as enjoying the festive season, we will be sharing our marketing tips and discussing how to go about looking for work.

For further details, including the necessary link, and to confirm attendance, please see the West Surrey/North Hants Group local group forum or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 10 December

10.30am East Midlands Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

The topic will be ‘(Slightly belated) conference feedback’.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the East Midlands local group forum.

Thursday 10 December

3pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 3pm–4pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK. The topic for the meeting is to be confirmed.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page. Those who would like to attend this meeting will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum to access the necessary link and are also encouraged to let Janet know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 10 December

7.30pm EST Toronto Group – Zoom meeting – 7.30pm–8.30pm EST.

The topic for the meeting is to be confirmed. As we are meeting via Zoom, all Canadian CIEP members (of which we have a growing number) can join us and it would be marvellous to have as many as possible with us online.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Toronto local group forum.

Friday 11 December

10.30am West/North Yorkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

Our pre-Christmas meeting will be a chance to look back over the past year and share our editorial highs and lows. It will be an opportunity to celebrate and/or commiserate with colleagues in a supportive atmosphere, and also to look forward to 2021. There’s no pressure to share – it’s fine to come along and just listen if you’d prefer!

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the West/North Yorkshire local group forum.

Monday 14 December

10am South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Zoom meeting, 10am–11.30am.

This will be a general catch-up meeting – we look forward to seeing you there! For further details and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the South Warwickshire/Coventry Group local group forum.

Tuesday 15 December

7.30pm North West England Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

This will be an informal pre-Christmas chat.

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the North West England local group forum nearer the time.

Wednesday 16 December

02.00am UTC Cloud Club (East) – this group is hosted from Canada on this occasion by Janet Macmillan, but caters for those in or adjacent to the Pacific time zones (the East, Far East, Pacific countries and Pacific coasts of the Americas). Please note that all times given here are UTC and that this means you should check carefully how this impacts on the date of the meeting within your time zone e.g. for those west of the Greenwich Mean Line the calculated time will fall on December 15 for you. This external website may help: World Time Buddy.

This will be an informal meeting – tea, coffee, something stronger (?) and mince pies will be welcome! No set topic for conversation this month, just a festive chit chat.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page. Those who would like to attend this meeting will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum, looking out specifically for the CCEast post, to access the necessary link. They are also encouraged to let Kathy know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email). For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 16 December

4pm Norfolk (East) Group and Norfolk (West/Central) Group – Zoom meeting, 4pm–5pm.

Our two local groups will be having a joint Zoom meet-up, which will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss a topic (to be confirmed).

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the Norfolk (East) local group forum.

Wednesday 16 December

7pm Discovery Meeting – via Zoom 7pm–8.30pm.

Our Discovery meetings are for those interested in learning more about CIEP and proofreading/copyediting but who have not yet joined the Institute. This will be a chance to ask questions and learn more about what CIEP can do for prospective members, regardless of previous experience. For further details, instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 17 December

10.30am West Wales Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

This meeting will just be a general catch-up.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the West Wales local group forum.

Thursday 17 December

3pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 3pm–4pm. This group is hosted from Canada and caters for members in time zones in the Western hemisphere, including the UK. The topic for the meeting is to be confirmed.

Full details of how to participate in a Cloud Club meeting and how to obtain and use the necessary Zoom app can be found on the Cloud Clubs local group page. Those who would like to attend this meeting will need to go to the Cloud Clubs forum to access the necessary link and are also encouraged to let Janet know in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

2021

Thursday 21 January

10.30am East Midlands Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12 noon.

For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the East Midlands local group forum.