SfEP AGM and 30th annual conference

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In the beginning was the word

Aston University, Birmingham – Saturday 14 September to Monday 16 September 2019


Aston Business School

About the 2019 conference

The 30th SfEP conference will be held at Aston University, Birmingham, on 14–16 September 2019.

Aston's campus is in the heart of Birmingham and offers hotel-style accommodation in a dedicated conference centre.

The theme for this year's conference is In the beginning was the word. As well as sessions on the core skills editorial professionals need to do their jobs effectively, the programme will also go back to basics, looking at the words we work with and where they come from. This will include sessions on linguistic bias, the use of English as a lingua franca by non-native speakers, how Hansard editors deal with the spoken word in the House of Lords, and a panel of writers discussing their experiences of being edited. Full summaries of these and other sessions will be released in July.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to socialise, including the Saturday night dinner and quiz, and the gala dinner on the Sunday.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to develop your professional knowledge, find out about developments in the publishing industry, and network and socialise with like-minded colleagues – join us this September!

Booking will open on 18 March. For more information, please follow the links on the right of this page.

Please email the conference director if you have any comments or queries.