May 1–2, 2014
Come to the beautiful and historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, May 1–2, 2014, to join with other indexers in a conference devoted to the issues and skills that matter today to those in the information field. To provide the best value for ASI members, we have streamlined the conference structure and are concentrating on obtaining high-quality sessions that address the core competencies all indexers require to reach and maintain excellence in the field. You will leave this conference better, faster, stronger, and smarter indexers.
The conference will be workshop-oriented, but there is some room for shorter seminars as well. Workshops last for three hours and are intended to present an intensive course of instruction, usually with hands-on opportunities for attendees. Seminars last for one-and-a-half hours and generally are formal presentations of focused research.
The Charleston conference will also feature “lightning rounds.” Have you worked on an indexing project that presented a particular and unusual challenge, or discovered a solution to an aggravating problem—but there’s not enough material to fill a complete session? Then the lightning round is for you! These 10 to 15 minute talks should be fun, fast-paced, and exciting.
We encourage submissions from ASI Chapters and SIGs as well as individual indexers, and welcome attendance and participation by the academic community, professional publishers, and all other interested parties.
The deadline to submit an online proposal for a seminar, workshop, or lightning round to be presented at the conference was November 26, 2013. Submitters will be notified as to whether they have been accepted to speak at the conference. Space is limited, so all proposals which cannot be accommodated will be held for consideration at the 2015 conference in Seattle.
Update: December 11, 2013
The proposal period for the 2014 ASI Conference in Charleston is now closed, and the preliminary program is now available. Indexers attending the conference can look forward to the latest information about epub indexing, learn how to develop an annual marketing plan, find out about periodical and database indexing, ponder the best way to index a narrative text, and many other exciting and relevant topics.