This Is Not Your Parents' Conference App

This Is Not Your Parents' Conference App

January 25, 2024 By ACES Staff ACES News

Are you a government editor? Do you edit fiction? Are you a newspaper copy editor? Do you have a freelance business? Do you live in Atlanta? Tampa? Los Angeles? Do you love word games? Knitting? Your cat?

Whoever you are, whatever you’re interested in, when you go to ACES 2024 San Diego: Unleashing Creativity, you can easily find your people through Whova, the conference app ACES uses.   

Whova isn’t just for scheduling sessions and learning about the speakers, exhibits, and sponsors — although it makes it easy to do those things. 

It also supports your work as an editor through networking and community building

The Whova app is simple to use at in-person and virtual conferences alike. You can: 

When you go to San Diego, put it on your phone and have it at your fingertips throughout the conference. View the agenda and:  

Be sure to head over to the Community Board — that's where the networking action happens. Introduce yourself and meet your edibuddies through the icebreaker. Check out the topics and add your own. You're likely to find:

Other popular topics have included editing software, desk setup, generative AI, new editors, work/life balance, and introverts. By the end of the conference there will be dozens.

Take a look at what the exhibitors are offering and be sure to say thank you to our generous sponsors. Watch for contests, live polls, and photos. 

If this sound like an ad for Whova, it’s because we’re so excited about using it at our conferences. Whova will be available to all conference goers — attendees, presenters, sponsors, and exhibitors — a couple of weeks before the event. 

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES: The Society for Editing is the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators, and students. Founded in 1997 by copy editors, ACES is dedicated to improving the quality of the written word and the working lives of editors. It sets standards of excellence and gives a voice to editors in journalism, government, business, publishing, and beyond through top-notch training, networking, and career opportunities. ACES hosts an annual in-person conference and, since 2022, an annual virtual conference. ACES Academy hosts monthly webinars. ACES also offers certificates in editing, which it co-hosts with The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism. 


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