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 26 January

10.30am Glasgow Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12.30pm.

The topic will be ‘Positive Stories from 2020 and Future Plans for 2021’.

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

Tuesday 26 January

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

This will be an informal meeting. 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).

Tuesday 26 January

7.30pm Cambridge Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9.30pm.

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 Cambridge local group forum.

Wednesday 27 January

4pm Berkshire Group – Zoom meeting, 4.00pm–5.30pm.

We will be discussing the responses to the recent questionnaire asking what members want from the group and also making plans for the rest of the year.

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 Berkshire local group forum.

Thursday 28 January

11am Devon (Exeter) Group – Zoom meeting, 11am–12 noon.

There will be a 15-minute presentation on ‘Word styles and why they are so useful’, plus our usual catch up and networking.

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 Devon (Exeter) local group forum.

Thursday 28 January

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

The topic for this meeting will be ‘An introduction to indexing’ led by Margaret Christie.

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.

Thursday 28 January

4pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. 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 28 January

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

Monday 1 February

10.00am Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Zoom meeting, 10.00am–12.00 noon.

We will be discussing websites, straplines and elevator pitches; the training/CPD we have planned for this year; the editing goals we set for ourselves last year and the progress we have made towards achieving them.

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 Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire local group forum.

Wednesday 3 February

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

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 Wessex local group forum.

Wednesday 3 February

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.

Thursday 4 February

4pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. 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).

Monday 8 February

7.30pm South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–9pm.

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.

Wednesday 10 February

1.30pm Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Zoom meeting, 1.30pm–2.30pm.

Our Zoom meetings are quite informal, but do say if there’s a particular topic you’d like to discuss. On this occasion, our topic will be ‘Style sheets’.

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 11 February

4pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. 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 11 February

7.30pm South Wales/Cardiff Group – Zoom meeting, 7.30pm–8.30pm.

For further details, and to confirm your attendance, and find instructions on joining the Zoom meeting, please see the South Wales/Cardiff local group forum. For any other questions, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 11 February

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

Saturday 13 February

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

This will be our next Editing Coffee meeting, and we'll be talking with Luke Finley, co-author of the CIEP's Plain English course. The topic – you've guessed it, ‘Plain English’! Please 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.

Wednesday 17 February

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 18 February

2pm West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Zoom meeting, 2pm–4pm.

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 18 February

4pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. 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).

Saturday 20 February

2am UTC Cloud Club (East) – 2am–3.15am (approx.). This group is hosted from New Zealand 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. This external website may help: World Time Buddy.

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

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).

Tuesday 23 February

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

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

Thursday 25 February

4pm GMT Cloud Club (West) – 4pm–5pm. 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 25 February

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

Tuesday 2 March

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

We'll be talking about one or two topics to be decided nearer the time (please check back here for details). 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 before the meeting, and will post instructions for joining it on the Liverpool group forum a few days later.

Wednesday 3 March

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 3 March

7pm Discovery Meeting – via Zoom 7pm–9pm.

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 11 March

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

Wednesday 17 March

10.30am Glasgow Group – Zoom meeting, 10.30am–12.30pm.

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

Wednesday 17 March

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.

Wednesday 24 March

2am UTC Cloud Club (East) – 2am–3.15am (approx.). This group is hosted from New Zealand 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. This external website may help: World Time Buddy.

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

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).

Thursday 25 March

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

Wednesday 31 March

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.

Thursday 8 April

1pm Discovery Meeting – via Zoom 1pm–3pm.

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 8 April

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

Wednesday 14 April

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 22 April

2am UTC Cloud Club (East) – 2am–3.15am (approx.). This group is hosted from New Zealand 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. This external website may help: World Time Buddy.

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

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).

Thursday 13 May

7pm Discovery Meeting – via Zoom 7pm–9pm.

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).

Sunday 23 May

2am UTC Cloud Club (East) – 2am–3.15am (approx.). This group is hosted from New Zealand 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. This external website may help: World Time Buddy.

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

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).

Friday 25 June

2am UTC Cloud Club (East) – 2am–3.15am (approx.). This group is hosted from New Zealand 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. This external website may help: World Time Buddy.

The topic for this meeting will be announced in due course.

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).