Subject to change.

Wednesday, March 27 
3 – 7 p.m.                                                                   Registration      

5 – 6:30 p.m.                                                              Education Fund Spelling Bee
Thursday, March 28
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                           Registration
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                           Vendor Trade Show
9 – 10 a.m.                                                                 Opening General Session
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                    Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.                                               Networking Lunch

6:30 – 9 p.m.                                                              Opening Night Reception

Thursday Breakout Sessions

10:30 - 11: 30 a.m.

Developmental Editing of Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Save time and your sanity: Increase your efficiency with Microsoft Word

Editing for Readability

Internal Style Guides

Invest in quality: Five Ways to Elevate Editing in Your Organization 

From the Failure Files: Learning from (Big) Mistakes

Copyediting in the Government During a Crisis

1:30 - 2: 30 p.m.

A Farewell to Ibid: Editing Footnotes

Intelligent Rule-Breaking

Is This Resource Reliable 2.0

Getting the Math Right

Maximize Your Time: Growth and Balance for Your Freelance Editorial Biz

Social Media 101

3 - 4 p.m.

Edit Sober: 55 Tips That Make Editors Better

Slack hacks and other tips for managing digital workflows

Raging Silence: Confronting Death in the Written Word

The Serious, Serious Comma: Legal Cases Featuring Serial, Non-Serial, and Nonexistent Commas

Ways Words Get Made

Language: Barrier or Bridge?

Hard News, Joyous Cynicism: What did editing used to mean, and why does that matter now?

Friday, March 29
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                           Vendor Trade Show
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                           Registration
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                                           Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                                     Lunch on your own
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                                                          Super Session
4:30 – 7 p.m.                                                               Silent Auction
6 – 7 p.m.                                                                    Reception
7 – 9:30 p.m.                                                               Banquet

Friday Breakout Sessions:

9 - 10 a.m.

Joining the Profession — Basics of Editing (and Proofreading)

Women who Manage

Beyond Editing: Coaching Writers

Small Changes, Big Difference

Art & Science of Digital Editing

Plain Language 2.0 for Editing: Clarity with Style

Handling Distressing Content

10:30 - 11: 30 a.m.

Be the Helvetica of Ergonomics

The Tycoon's Secret Werewolf Bride: Copyediting for Romance Novels

Creativity as Core Competency

Holy $%#@: Religion and Conscious Language

How to Identify and Deal with Red-Flag Clients

When to Use Bad English

Editing at the speed of news: Producing top-quality videos for social

1 - 2 p.m.

Recipe Editing Workshop

10 Bad Things Good Editors Do

What’s new in the 2019 AP Stylebook?

Be BOLD! Making Your Own Opportunities

Professional Editorial Standards and Certification

Headline Hoopla

Genre Copyediting: Bridging the Bifröst between Author and Reader

Saturday, March 30
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                                           Vendor Trade Show
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                                           Registration
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.                                                           Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                                     Lunch on your own
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                                                          Closing General Session
3:30 p.m.                                                                     Explore Providence!

Saturday Breakout Sessions:

9 - 10 a.m.

Jimmy's World (registration required)

Editing Children's Books

How to Check Consistency and Enforce Your House Style: Using PerfectIt for Faster and Better Results

Whether you have 1 idea or 10, help revise the AP Stylebook’s numbers guidance 

The Plagiarism Police: Why Should Editors Care about Attribution?

Beyond SEO: How to Use Links for Style and Clarity

Hey Guys: Navigating Gendered Language and Avoiding Unconscious Bias

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

How to Edit Marketing Copy

Butchering Copy: Cut away the Fat, Bone and Gristle for Leaner Text

Grammar Is Power

Beyond Readability Formulas: The Editor as an Advocate of Whole Text and All Readers

Utterly Correct: A Conversation with Benjamin Dreyer 

Working with Survey Data: Best practices for Editors and Fact Checkers

How to Get Hired (or Fired) as a Freelance Book Copyeditor

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Understanding Your Freelance Pricing Feedback Loop

Choosing the Right Words

We Contain Multitudes: Examining Alternative Career Choices Using Universal Skills of Editors 

Copyediting and Corpus Linguistics

Google Fact-Checking