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Your 2024 guide to editing conferences

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Thinking of attending an editing conference this year? The list of options in 2024 is a little shorter than it was in 2023, because several conferences—including those of the Institute of Professional Editors, the Northwest Editors Guild, the European Association of Science Editors, and the Editorial Freelancers Association—aren’t held annually. But you still have plenty of options.

Most of this year’s conferences are in person, offering the chance to travel to new or familiar places, in addition to reconnecting with other editors and other colleagues who work with words, making new connections and friends, getting energized about your work, and learning about the latest trends in editing and publishing.

Here’s a snapshot of the conferences coming up this year, in chronological order.

Note: Schedule and pricing information was not available for all conferences at the time of publication.

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES 2024 San Diego: Unleashing Creativity

April 4–6, 2024

San Diego, California


  • Member:* $575
  • Non-member: $775
  • Student member: $199
  • Student non-member: $299

* Member rates also apply to members of Editors Canada, the Editorial Freelancers Association, the  Journalism and Women Symposium, and the Society for News Design.

Registration closes: March 11, 2024


Highlights: ACES Education Fund Annual Spelling Bee, Peer Connection Coffee Chats, Silent Auction, and Ask the Editing Experts Roundtable

Council of Science Editors

Communicating Science for a Sustainable Future

May 4–7, 2024

Portland, Oregon


  • Member: from $826 (early bird)/$895 (regular)
  • Non-member: from $1,193/$1,262
  • Student: from $329/$404

Early-bird pricing available until April 4, 2024.

Highlights: Short courses, general sessions, and breakout sessions

Society for Technical Communication

STC Summit: Tech Comm in Action

May 17–19, 2024

Minneapolis (Bloomington), Minnesota

Pricing depends on the type of membership. Early bird pricing ends April 26. Check the conference website for details.


Indexing Society of Canada

The Art of Connection

May 31–June 1, 2024


Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.

Editors Canada

Present Progressive: Passion, Precision and Purpose

June 21–23, 2024

Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia


  • Member:* $399 (early bird)/$499 (regular)
  • Student affiliate: $249
  • Non-member: $599/$699

* Member rates also apply to Editors Canada partnering organizations. Early-bird pricing available until April 26, 2024.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

International Association of Business Communicators

World Conference 2024: Communication Creates

June 23–26, 2024

Chicago, Illinois

Pricing depends on the type of membership; early bird rates are available. Check the conference website for details.


Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

CIEP Annual Conference: Embracing Change

September 9–11, 2023

Birmingham, England, and online

Registration will open in April. Watch the conference website for more information.

Mediterranean Editors and Translators

Crossroads: Coming Together, Crafting the Future

October 17–19, 2024

Carcassonne, France

Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.

American Medical Writers Association

Innovate, Inform, and Inspire: Jazz Up Medical Communication

October 23–26, 2024

New Orleans, Louisiana

Details to come. Watch the conference website for more information.


What conference(s) are you thinking of attending? Let us know if we’ve missed any, and we’ll add them to the list.

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