Why you should go to the ACES conference

The national conference of the American Copy Editors Society will take place March 17-19 at Arizona State University.

Editors from newspapers, magazines, academia, government and the corporate world are invited to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Here are some reasons you should be there:

  • If you’re old school, you can brush up on your skills on grammar and proofreading.
  • If you’re new school, you can learn about blogs, wikis, video and social media.
  • Either way, sessions will include hands-on training to help you be the best editor you can be.
  • Phoenix is a nice — and warm — place to visit to escape the winter doldrums of the East Coast and Midwest.
  • You’ll have access to free, reliable Wi-Fi on the ASU campus — no fees!
  • Registration rates are the same as last year and less expensive than many other journalism conferences.
  • You can bid on fun items like these at the silent auction, with proceeds going to scholarships for students interested in careers in editing.
  • Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl, will be the keynote speaker at the Friday night banquet.
  • We’ll have plenty of fun and fellowship (and networking, if that is your thing), from the Thursday night kickoff through the Saturday night social.

Still not sure? Need more reasons? See for yourself why the ACES conference is a great event.

I hope to see you there.