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2025 IPEd Conference

The 12th IPEd Biennial Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia in 2025. 

“The board is thrilled to endorse a face-to-face conference this year, and we look forward to gathering in Adelaide next year,” IPEd Chair Stephanie Holt said. “Zoom has much to offer, as do casual collegial gatherings, but there’s nothing like conferring in person to get creative and professional juices flowing.”

This will be the first in-person conference since 2019.

We recognise the value of an in-person event to build networks and strengthen relationships, while also providing opportunity for collaboration. However, we also understand that travelling to a conference requires planning and so we’ll share details as early as possible. 

We look forward to sharing more with you about the 2025 conference over the coming months. In the meantime, why not enjoy a trip down memory lane and peruse the 11th IPEd Conference held in 2023.

Membership fees set

From July 2024, membership fees will be as follows: 

Membership type Membership fee (from 1 July 2024)
Professional $260
Associate $190
Student $90
Retired $89
Concession $68

We’re working hard to ensure you continue to get value for money and enjoy a range of member-only benefits. 

Earlier this year we introduced an events bulletin that brings together all IPEd events in one location, saving your inbox from clutter and providing a weekly reminder of what great professional development and networking opportunities are available to you. This bulletin goes out to members before events are promoted via our social channels like LinkedIn or Facebook, which means, as an IPEd member, you get the first opportunity to book IPEd events. 

Members continue to receive significantly discounted access to all our professional development, including workshops and speaker events.

We’re continuing to work with our industry friends and affiliates to ensure we deliver great benefits. Just recently, we negotiated an increase in the discount for IPEd members from the Macquarie dictionary and thesaurus – we’ll have more to come from our partnership with Macquarie soon. We’re also working on developing our relationships with our international counterparts and with Australian and New Zealand organisations with complementary missions. Stay tuned for more there! 

Our standing committees and working parties continue to deliver fantastic resources. In March the IPEd Standards Working Party published the 3rd edition of the Standards. It comes with a range of important updates, including a broadening of its scope to include editors in Aotearoa New Zealand, an expanded focus on accessibility, equity and inclusion, and a better balance between print and digital formats. And the Accreditation Board is hard at work coordinating the delivery of the 2024 accreditation exam – the 10th accreditation exam – which is a vital part of our work to advance the profession of editing and to support and promote Australian and New Zealand editors.

We look forward to continuing to deliver benefits that support you. 

Updates on AI and DEI working parties

In May, we announced the new Working Party for Artificial Intelligence (WPAI) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Party (DEIWP). 

The WPAI has already held its first meeting and is working to draft its terms of reference and outline what the working party will focus on. We’ll share more from the WPAI next month, including what topics will be high on the agenda. 

The DEIWP will meet this month and we look forward to sharing more on its important work in the weeks to come. 

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