IPEd Conference 2021: Editing on the Edges

Editing on the edges

Our conference theme was inspired by Hobart’s geographic location.

It invites the broadest interpretation. As editors, we deal with many edges:

  • Geographic edges: how is editing in Australia different from editing in larger population and publishing centres? How can we make use of our place at the edges of Asia and the Pacific?
  • Demographic edges: how can editors work with and for people on the edges – marginalised authors/audiences? How can we make our profession more diverse?
    • First Nations people
    • Refugees
    • People with disabilities
    • People for whom English is their second or other language
    • LGBTQIA+ people
    • People who are economically disadvantaged
  • Where is the line between edgy and offensive?
  • Technological edges: what is the role of the editor in social media?
  • Ethical edges: how do we negotiate tricky ethical points?

Having to change our conference to a virtual format is yet another example: the very edge of our comfort zones.

Whatever the edges you deal with, we hope to have something for you to learn or to share.

Online, 28 to 30 June 2021
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