Mini-conference – Toronto 2019

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Toronto – Wednesday 6 November 2019

After the success of last year’s conference in Toronto, we’re hosting another one-day mini-conference. The international, jam-packed event features speakers from the United Kingdom (Paul Beverley), the United States (Erin Brenner and Amy Schneider) and Canada (Heather Ebbs and Jennifer Glossop). Malini Devadas from Australia will also be attending the conference and will be presenting a separate workshop in the afternoon before the conference. Both events will be held at 33 Prince Arthur Avenue in Toronto.

The conference

This is a members’ benefit for SfEP members in Canada and the United States, although all SfEP members are welcome. Non-SfEP members may be added to the waiting list – see below. The cost of attendance is CAN$150 for members and CAN$250 for non-members (with a 15% discount for members of certain other editing-related organisations) and includes six sessions (including a Q&A session at the end), breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.

The programme sessions cover an array of topics, including macros, editing efficiently, fiction editing, templates and indexing. There will also be a Q&A discussion with all the speakers. Delegates will receive 2 SfEP upgrade points, or 1 SfEP upgrade point if they have attended a previous SfEP conference.

The workshop

The pre-conference workshop will be held the day before the main mini-conference, on Tuesday 5 November, and the cost will be CAN$100 for members and CAN$150 for non-members (with a 15% discount for members of certain other editing-related organisations) and includes a three-hour session, snacks and beverages.


Maya Berger, Kelly Lamb, Janet MacMillan and Rachel Small.


Members can register and pay via Eventbrite using this link and a password that is available on the main SfEP forum and the SfEP Toronto local group forum.


Non-members should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) indicating that they would like to attend. They will be notified by 15 October if there is a space for them, and payment, via Interac transfer (or international bank transfer if the non-member is located outside Canada), must be made within five days of notification of a space.


Please note that by buying a ticket to this conference, you give the organisers permission to contact you regarding the conference. We will not pass on your details to any third party.

Dietary needs

The organisers will arrange for any dietary needs notified to them to be met.


The venue is fully accessible, and this includes accessible washrooms.

Refunds policy

No refunds. Non-transferrable, except to a SfEP member.

Further information

For further information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).