Mini-conference - Toronto 2018
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Toronto – Wednesday 7 November 2018
This one-day mini-conference was held at 33 Prince Arthur Avenue in Toronto, and was organised by Janelle Bowman, Kelly Lamb and Janet MacMillan of the Toronto SfEP local group.
The international, jam-packed event had speakers from the United Kingdom (Louise Harnby), the United States (Erin Brenner and Laura Poole) and across Canada (Virginia Durksen, Jennifer Glossop, Janet MacMillan, Jeanne McKane and Adrienne Montgomerie).
This conference was a members’ benefit for SfEP members in Canada and the United States, although all SfEP members were welcome, as were non-SfEP members (who were added to a waiting list). The cost of attendance was CAN$150 for members and CAN$225 for non-members (with discounts for members of certain other organisations) and included ten sessions, breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.
The programme sessions covered an array of topics, including training, editing PDFs, author–editor relations, grammar, fiction editing, work–life balance, marketing, creating a standout homepage and a Q&A discussion with all the speakers. Delegates received two SfEP upgrade points (those who have attended a previous SfEP conference received one upgrade point).
Members were able to register and pay via Eventbrite.
A report by two of the attendees at the Toronto mini-conference was featured in a post on the official SfEP blog in February 2019.