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Day 1 – Wednesday 13 September: Workshops and IPEd Meetings
 IPEd Meetings  Workshops
Time Arbour Boardroom Arbour Room A1 Arbour Room A2
07.30-08.30 Conference workshop registration (Arbour foyer)
08.30-12.30 IPEd Council Meeting Necessary training in how to follow the guidelines in our changing tertiary education environment
Lisa Lines
Online marketing for editors and indexers
Belinda Pollard
12.30-13.00 Joint lunch Lunch not supplied Lunch not supplied
Conference workshop registration (Arbour foyer)
13.00-17.00 Accreditation Board meeting EndNote for editors
Hilary Cadman
Dance steps for the self-employed editor: Five essential steps for solo success
Jackey Coyle
  The missing link: Manuscript development and story coaching
Ann Bolch
To be held in the Arbour Foyer
18.30-20.30 Welcome reception, Rydges Rooftop
Including conference registration 18.30-19.30


Day 2 – Thursday 14 September: DAY 1 OF CONFERENCE
Building alliances stream Professional development stream Technology stream
Boulevard auditorium Boulevard B1 Boulevard B2
08.00-09.00 Registration (Boulevard Auditorium foyer)
09.00-09.45 Welcome to Country, Welcome to Conference,
Conference opening (Roly Sussex)

Boulevard auditorium
09.45-10.30 Keynote: SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM
Boulevard auditorium

Morning tea

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Freelancing panel Baby boomers and new millennials: authors and editors straddling the digital divide
Bobby Graham
Belinda Pollard (moderator), Vicki Adang, Beth Battrick, Robin Bower, Carolyn Leslie, Marisa Wikramanayake
11.45-12.30 Thesis editing guidelines: Do they meet students’ expectations and reflect current practice?
Charlotte Cottier
Developing ourselves, developing our authors
Annabel Blay, Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship recipient
Editing for education in a digital world: a view from the publisher perspective
Kylie Challenor & Lian Flick
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12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.40 IPEd plenary and AGM
Boulevard auditorium
14.45-15.30 Emerging leaders forum Substantive editing as a form of plagiarism among postgraduate students
Lisa Lines
How will editors adapt to an evolving digital future?
Stephen White
Ruth Davies (moderator), Sonia Cahill, Megan Harris, Maryam Ahmad, Alix Kwan
15.30-16.00 Afternoon tea
16.00-16.45 Keynote: ROLY SUSSEX
Boulevard auditorium
18.30-22.30 Conference dinner and presentation of the
Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award

Boulevard room


Day 3 – Friday 15 September: DAY 2 OF CONFERENCE
Building alliances stream Professional development stream Technology stream
Boulevard auditorium Boulevard B1 Boulevard B2
08.00-09.00 Registration (Boulevard Auditorium foyer)
09.00-09.45 Keynote: SEAN LEAHY
Boulevard auditorium
09.45-10.30 Building alliances panel
Karen Lee, IPEd CEO (moderator)
Rosanna Arciuli, The Copyright Agency

Juliet Rogers, Australian Society of Authors
Marisa Wikramanayake, Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
Katie Woods, Queensland Writers Centre
Sherrey Quinn, Australian & New Zeland Society of Indexers
Boulevard auditorium
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00-11.40 ANZSI panel Writing as an editable feast: being an editee
Roslyn Petelin
Embracing the future: Technologies to transform the business of being an editor
Peter Riches
The value of an index
Tracy Harwood, Sherrey Quinn, Denise Sutherland
11.45-12.30 Thesis editing panel Everyday agreements and contracts for editors
Roslyn Copas
Screencasting: A useful tool for editors
Hilary Cadman & Malini Devadas
Renee Otmar (moderator), Charlotte Cottier, Rhonda Daniels, Juliet Richters
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.55 Infographics: Collaborating for great content
Hannah Angus
Giving science a style makeover
Julie Irish
Accreditation panel
Ted Briggs (moderator), Anna Maynard, Valerie Mobley, Linda Nix, Desolie Page, Elizabeth Spiegel
14.00-14.40 Residential Editorial Program (REP)
Robyn Sheahan-Bright
Editors as political activists: Professional editing in a post-truth age of alternative facts
Linda Nix
The value of cross-linked scientific information in the age of digital publishing
Maryam Ahmad
14.45-15.30 Carving strong relationships: the power of friends in creating niche publications
Suzanne Parker
Mentoring panel The index of unreadability
Philip Bryan
Ted Briggs (moderator), Simone Beever, Kate Hawkins, Lorna Hendry, Carolyn Leslie, Marisa Wikramanayake
15.30-16.00 Afternoon tea
16.00-17.00 Conference close and Editors Victoria presentation
Boulevard auditorium