Frequently Asked Questions

Additional information about ACES Accelerate can be found below.

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Who can attend?

ACES Accelerate is the place for anyone who navigates the world of language and wishes to polish, refine, and accelerate their careers and skills. From editors and publishers to communication experts and associations, ACES Accelerate gathers language aficionados and specialists from various backgrounds.

How many sessions are there?

ACES: The Society for Editing is proud to bring over 40 sessions from expert presenters with endless experience and knowledge to share. Additionally, ACES is offering over 25 live Coffee Chats to allow for small groups to exchange thoughts and ideas.

What is the cost to register?

The cost to register can be found here: Accelerate Registration.


Ends on August 15 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Nonmember: $229.00

ACES member: $129.00

Student member: $99.00

Student nonmember: $99.00


Ends on September 12 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Nonmember: $329.00

ACES member: $229.00

Student member: $99.00

Student nonmember: $99.00

For corporate or group discounts, contact us!

Are there any discounts available?

ACES members, students, and members of affiliate organizations can register at discounted conference rates. For corporate or group discounts, please email:

Note: ACES membership must be current to receive the discount. Members of Editors Canada, the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) and the Society of News Design (SND) are eligible for the ACES member discount. Memberships may be purchased at the time of registration to receive the member rate. See more on ACES membership page. ACES reserves the right to change prices before the conference and ACES has the final say on membership eligibility and prices.

Will the sessions be recorded to view following the conference?

ACES Accelerate Registrants will have access to session recordings and handouts for a limited time after the conference.

Attendees MUST attend the session’s assigned time slot to air during the conference to participate in and benefit from the live chat managed by the speaker as they engage with the audience as the recording airs. Additionally, the live Q&A session run by the speaker immediately following the recording will only be available to those who attend live. The Q&A will not be recorded for future reference.

Coffee chats will be hosted and run as live events and will not be recorded or available for future reference

Can I just watch the session recordings?

There will be live components throughout each day of the conference. Sessions will show the speaker pre-recording, however, the speaker will be online live interacting with the attendees in the chatroom. Additionally, the speaker will host a live Q&A session when the recording ends.

The interaction and Q&A with the presenter will not be recorded. You must be on in real-time to participate and benefit.

What are "coffee chats"?

Coffee Chats are a new addition to ACES virtual conference. Coffee chats will be 30-minute small group sessions scheduled between educational sessions each day of conference.

Each small group will focus on specific topics within the editing world and give participants a chance to share, connect and learn from one another. Coffee chats are included with registration and require sign up at the time of registration.

View Coffee Chat topic groups, schedule, and more.

Why should I attend?

The ACES virtual conference connects editors, communication professionals, and language experts from around the globe who share a common goal: to improve the quality of the written word and the working lives of editors. ACES Accelerate is designed to guide attendees forward — in their career, personal development, and editing proficiency.

Attendees will receive entrance to each day's virtual sessions and the keynote address, access to the conference mobile app, and the opportunity to register for field-specific Coffee Chats.

All attendees will have access to over 40 sessions. Sessions slides and presenter videos are pre-recorded to ensure accessibility and smooth access for all guests. Attendees must be present during the assigned session time slot to participate in the interactive speaker-led live chat and Q&A session, and to receive post-conference access to the Q&A content.

The keynote address and Coffee Chats are live, conference-only events that will not be recorded or included in post-conference resources. Conference attendees will have access to the session recordings and handouts for a limited time after the conference.


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