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The Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI) Conference will be held on 19 to 21 October 2023. The theme is ‘Making Connections’. IPEd members are offered the same rates as ANZSI Members as part of our Affiliation Agreement.

For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the conference page.

ANZSI has updated the conference topics. Please see below for the updated information. 

During the 2 days of the conference the topics covered will include:

  • Making connections via linked data
  • Evaluating your own index
  • Mondeca for thesaurus, ontology and auto tagging management
  • Indexing conundrums
  • AI (what are the implications)
  • Ebook indexes: More Than Meets the Eye
  • Indexers who are also editors: what are the challenges? 
  • Roundtable on Sky index tips and tricks  
  • Roundtable on Cindex index tips and tricks  
  • Silk purse or sow’s ear: can an index be created by the publisher from an indexer-supplied list of terms?
  • Scholarly authors who index their own books and comparison of quality with professional indexing
  • Indexing works with unusual/difficult structures
  • Wikithon – updating Wikipedia

We now have confirmed two keynote speakers:

To be Continued: The Australian Newspaper Fiction Database – Professor Katherine Bode (ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences/ARC Future Fellow)
The Australian Newspaper Fiction Database is a major Australian bibliographical and indexing project that has been ongoing since 2013. It offers infrastructure for Australian literary history that is linked to the National Library of Australia’s Trove database, and includes a crowdsourcing function. Professor Bode’s presentation will overview the investigation and indexing of newspaper fiction and some of the literary historical findings this work has enabled.

Connecting with my frenemy: ChatGPT  –  Emily Halloran (Plain English Foundation)
This presentation highlights why we still need human information professionals in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). It draws on research about editing and AI, but the findings apply to indexers as well.

There will also be two panel sessions

  • Indexers who are also editors: what are the challenges?
  • Indexing works with unusual/difficult structures and specialist indexes

In addition, there will be two workshops on Saturday 21 October

  • Introduction to back-of-book indexing workshop (1 day)
  • Advanced (refresher) indexing workshop (half day)

For further details go to the program.

Location: Charles Sturt University Convention Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW 

Registration. ANZSI will be offering both Early Bird and Student rates. IPEd members are offered the same rates as ANZSI Members as part of our Affiliation Agreement. To register for the conference please go to the ANZSI Store

Two and one day conference registration includes all sessions, conference satchel, lunch, and morning and afternoon tea.

Full day workshop includes lunch, and morning and afternoon tea.

Half day workshop includes morning tea.

Conference dinner: The conference dinner will be held at Magpies Nest Restaurant ( which is a short distance from the Charles Sturt University campus. The meal includes antipasto to start (house made breads and a selection of small bites), main meal and dessert. The charge covers a complimentary beverage (additional drinks at own cost). Vegetarian, vegan or special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Accommodation options at Charles Sturt University and Wagga Wagga.

Sightseeing in and around Wagga Wagga.

Cancellation policy
Registration can be cancelled up to three weeks before the start of the conference i.e. the cut-off date for refunds is 27 September.