Workshops are the formal training part of the conference. Learn how to use indexing software, how to market your services or write contracts. To make your choices easier, workshops have been categorized into four areas of interest called tracks: a tools track for workshops about indexing tools, a business track for workshops about the business of indexing, a theory track for the theory of indexing, and a specialties track that deals with special types of indexing, such as Web indexes or online Help systems. Workshops last either three or six hours and are available all day Wednesday and Thursday as well as Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Roundtables are informal discussions conducted over lunch. A host knowledgeable on a particular subject holds forth to an intimate group of 8-10 while enjoying lunch on Wednesday or Thursday. Roundtables are interactive; feel free to ask questions and pick the brain of your host.
On Friday, you have the choice of four luncheons, each featuring a different panel discussion. See descriptions on Panels.
On Friday and Saturday mornings, the entire assemblage gathers for the general session presentations. These include the annual business meeting as well as presentations on topics as diverse as a history of indexing style to the indexing of 50 years worth of MAD magazine on CD-ROM.