ASI & ISC/SCI 2016 Conference


American Society for Indexing — Indexing Society of Canada :: Société canadienne d’indexation

2016 Conference

Chicago, Illinois, June 16-18

The Drama of Indexing

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While we all enjoy a quiet life, occasionally even indexing gets dramatic. Conflicts with clients, despair over deadlines, and agonizing over embedding disturbs (and, yes, sometimes enlivens) our everyday lives. How do we cope? As any drama student or NASA astronaut will tell you: rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Going over potentially dramatic scenarios and working out how to handle them beforehand allows you to be cool in a crisis.

The 2016 annual conference, a joint effort of the American Society for Indexing (ASI) and the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC/SCI), will be a signature opportunity for you to get some rehearsal in. With sessions on the latest developments in software programs, eBooks, recombinant indexes for textbooks, resolving client conflicts, embedding, taxonomies, and many others, you’ll be able to bone up on the latest techniques and trends in order to strut your stuff on the indexing stage.

IMG_0167_1In 2016 the Conference will be held in the heart of downtown Chicago, at the Conference Chicago at University Center (525 South State Street), steps away from the lakefront, Millennium and Grant Parks, The Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Symphony Center, plenty of shopping areas, theaters, hotels, and and restaurants, and easy access to public transport via the "el" train and the bus system. This year we will not have a “conference hotel” as such; you’ll be able to choose your own accommodation from a plethora of options. We’ve provided a list of local hotels. Conference Chicago has some inexpensive dormitory-style accommodation available.

Read more about our New-to-Indexing Class here.

Meet our International Representatives from indexing associations around the world.

Come to the Thursday evening Welcome Reception. Join us for wine and appetizers in a beautiful historic building. Connect with your indexer friends, and make new publisher friends.

Because we are a joint conference of Canadians and Americans this year, we have a plethora of awards to give out! Join us for our Awards Banquet at the best place in Chicago for Cajun cuisine.

Have fun with us Sunday morning on the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. For those with tickets, click here for more information.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s ASI & ISC/SCI Conference in Chicago has its own mobile app. Click for download tips.

Click to find out about Sponsorship Opportunities.

After (or before) the conference, check out these free things to visit while you're in Chicago.