Win a Free 1-Day Ticket to the 18th Annual National Conference of the American Copy Editors Society
The American Copy Editors Society’s annual conference is coming to Las Vegas!
American Copy Editor Society (ACES) will be hosting their 18th Annual National Conference here in Las Vegas for the first time since its inception nearly two decades ago. Each year, more than 300 professionals and students attend the ACES Conference where they experience a blend of traditional media and citizen journalism.
With nearly 60 sessions led by top professionals, this 3-day conference will feature traditional copy editing and a portfolio of digitally focused sessions designed for copy editors and writers of websites, social media, blogs and so on. These sessions include Rookie Mistakes That Even Veterans Make by The Washington Post’s Bill Walsh, Teresa Schmedding from the Daily Herald’s Google+: Why You Should Care, and Using Facebook for Professional Pages by Meghan Peters of Facebook. So whether you’re a copy editor for an online magazine or a “foodie” blogger, the ACES Conference has just about everything for aspiring editors and writers or those wishing to enhance and develop their skills.
This year, ACES will celebrate Grammar Day (yes, there’s a Grammar Day!) with National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest. Participants can tweet their grammar-themed haiku with the hastag #grammarday before Monday, March 3rd. Good luck to all of you grammar lovers out there.
A variety of networking opportunities will also be available, including a spelling bee hosted by Peter Sokolowski of Merriam-Webster, a silent auction and a closing social at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.
One of our lucky readers can win a 1-day ticket to the ACES Conference! Yes, I know ….that’s so cool. The winner can select to attend one of the three days of the conference based on the sessions he or she is interested in. For a listing of the sessions, please go the their website at vegas.copydesk.org. Please note that the winner will only receive a 1-day ticket which does not include hotel stay, airfare or travel expenses, parking fees or food. Just enter below! The contest ends at the end of the day on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
For more information about ACES and their conference, please visit their website at vegas.copydesk.org. ACES will be held at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino on March 20 – 22, 2014.