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SfEP AGM and 29th annual conference

Lancaster University
Saturday 8 September to Monday 10 September 2018

The 29th SfEP conference will be held at Lancaster University on 8–10 September 2018. The university campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just 3 miles from Lancaster city centre. The conference will take place alongside the Society of Indexers’ annual get-together, and although the programmes will be separate there will be some joint events.

The conference is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional knowledge, find out about developments in the publishing industry, and network and socialise with like-minded colleagues.

The theme of the 2018 conference is Education, education, education, and the emphasis will be on continuing professional development and its value to editorial professionals. The programme will feature hands-on workshops, stimulating and relevant speakers, and opportunities to explore areas of editorial work that may be new to you.

Booking is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Beth Hamer (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Lancaster University Campus

The Lancaster University campus (click to enlarge)

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Annual conference

The SfEP conference is held in September every year. The conference provides a range of interesting, relevant and stimulating workshops and seminars, as well as plenty of opportunities for networking with other members and with the Society's Corporate Subscribers.

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Conference archive

Here you can find out what happened at past conferences and read the summaries of many excellent presentations.

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The SfEP thanks the sponsors of the 2017 conference for their generous support. Click on the logos to find out more.

Cambridge University Press

outofhouse publishing

Archive Publications

The Book Trade Charity

Intelligent Editing