Local groups: Calendar of events

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CIEP members are welcome at all local group events. Those who don't already belong to the Institute are welcome to attend up to three local group meetings before deciding whether to join.

What the groups do varies. Most meet regularly, providing opportunities for passing on knowledge and networking. In addition, they may visit local printers and other relevant venues, have speakers at their meetings and organise training.

Note: Members of the CIEP and the Society of Indexers (SI) are now 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).

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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

Unfortunately, this means not only that all forthcoming local group meetings are cancelled with immediate effect, but also that some groups’ plans to mark chartership with a special event are necessarily postponed. We will all look forward to celebrating with renewed enthusiasm once restrictions are lifted.

While the government’s advice at this time stops short of such action, the Council has assessed the risk to its members and believes that this is a prudent step both generally and specifically, given its membership demographics.

CIEP Council – 13 March 2020

 

Cloud Club and Zoom meetings

Because the CIEP’s Cloud Clubs are virtual groups, these will continue to meet online via Zoom videoconferencing. Other local groups may also wish to meet via Zoom.

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 in advance (preferably on the Cloud Clubs forum, but alternatively by email).

 

Friday 10 July

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

This will be an informal meeting. We'll be sharing our tips and tricks for making the most of editing software and macros. 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).

Saturday 11 July

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

In our Editing Coffee meeting, we’ll be discussing CPD – which courses are worth doing and why, plus the essential reference sources for editors and proofreaders.

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.

Monday 13 July

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). For instructions on joining the Zoom meeting and for the necessary link please see the South Warwickshire/Coventry Group local group forum.

Monday 13 July

7.30pm Manchester Group – Zoom meeting. Topic to be confirmed.

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 Manchester local group forum.

Tuesday 14 July

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

We will be looking at methods for supporting each other and discussing ways to adapt our business practices and marketing approaches during the pandemic.

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 Liverpool local group forum.

Wednesday 15 July

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 16 July

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

This will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss all things editing or non-editing.

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.

Friday 17 July

02.00am UTC Cloud Club (East) – This group is hosted from New Zealand and caters for members in time zones in the Eastern hemisphere. 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 to access the necessary link and 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 21 July

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

This will be a chance to catch up with each other informally, and to discuss all things editing or non-editing. We look forward to seeing you there. 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.

Wednesday 22 July

3pm Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Zoom meeting.

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 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).

Wednesday 29 July

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 30 July

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

This will be a chance to catch up with each other, and to discuss all things editing or non-editing.

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.

Wednesday 12 August

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.

Sunday 16 August

02.00am UTC Cloud Club (East) – This group is hosted from New Zealand and caters for members in time zones in the Eastern hemisphere. 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 to access the necessary link and 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 26 August

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.

Monday 14 September

02.00am UTC Cloud Club (East) – This group is hosted from New Zealand and caters for members in time zones in the Eastern hemisphere. 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 to access the necessary link and 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).

Sunday 18 October

02.00am UTC Cloud Club (East) – This group is hosted from New Zealand and caters for members in time zones in the Eastern hemisphere. 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 to access the necessary link and 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 17 November

02.00am UTC Cloud Club (East) – This group is hosted from New Zealand and caters for members in time zones in the Eastern hemisphere. 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 to access the necessary link and 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

02.00am UTC Cloud Club (East) – This group is hosted from New Zealand and caters for members in time zones in the Eastern hemisphere. 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 to access the necessary link and 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).