Celebrating sixty years of indexing
To celebrate the Society's sixtieth anniversary, the conference will be held in the attractive surroundings of St Anne's College, Oxford. The conference facilities are located in several buildings but all are situated close together, with pleasant, level paths between them. Have a look at the virtual tour on the college website to view some of the facilities. Accommodation is in single en-suite rooms, with a small number of twin rooms available for delegates bringing partners to enjoy the many attractions Oxford has to offer. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for Tuesday 20 June for delegates arriving the day before the conference, and also for Thursday 22 June for delegates combining the conference with the Book Index symposium at the Bodleian Library. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Oxford has good rail connections with London, the midlands/north-east and the south, and several bus routes pass the college. Although there is no parking at the venue, the nearest park-and-ride is only a short bus ride away.
With the usual mixture of plenary and break-out sessions, the conference will have something for both newly qualified indexers (and students) and those who are well-established in the profession. Have a look at the draft programme to find out more. Discussion groups, tea/coffee breaks and mealtimes will provide ample opportunity for the networking that is such a valuable part of conferences for freelance indexers, while lectures, workshops and seminars will help to hone your skills and keep you abreast with current developments in publishing.
Stop Press: Residential places are now fully booked but there are a few places left for day delegates only. Booking will remain open until 1 May.
Members of all indexing societies (and SfEP and AFEPI members) should download and complete this booking form and follow the payment instructions included on the form.
Workshops and seminars: delegates will be able to make their workshop and seminar choices during May.