CASE began a program of biennial national conferences hosted by the state societies; the first was held in Brisbane in 2003. Since IPEd’s establishment, these have been named IPEd conferences, managed in turn by one of IPEd’s member societies.
Editors from across Australia, and from overseas, gather to share ideas. The conferences have promoted contact among editors, increased research and development in the profession, and strengthened the societies by developing their management skills and attracting members.
To date, the following conferences have been held:
- 1st National Editors Conference
Brisbane, 2003, ‘After Gutenberg and Gates: gazing into the e-future’
- 2nd National Editors Conference
Melbourne, 2005, ‘Editing in context’
- 3rd IPEd National Editors Conference
Hobart, 2007, ‘From inspiration to publication’
- 4th IPEd National Editors Conference
Adelaide, 2009, ‘Getting the message across’
- 5th National Editors Conference
Sydney, 2011, ‘New horizons for editing and publishing’
- 6th IPEd National Editors Conference
Fremantle, 2013, ‘Editing across borders’
Some of the papers presented at the Hobart, Adelaide and Fremantle conferences are, or will be, available online.
The next conference will be hosted jointly by the Canberra Society of Editors and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers. It will be held in Canberra from 6 to 9 May 2015.