The early-bird registration deadline is just a few weeks away. We hope you are planning to join us in San Diego next month. You won't regret it. In addition to the education, networking and fun, here are some specific reasons to come.
Crash Course in Book Indexing presented by Seth Maislin: Designed for beginning indexers, this workshop will smack down all the basics: culling the text for what to index, word choice, subheadings, page numbers, cross-refs, format, layout, and indexers tools.
Double Posting and Its Friends presented by Enid Zafran: Double posting means more than creating another entry it involves understanding when to use cross-references, when to customize other multiple postings, and how to avoid scattering. Explore common mistakes in indexing,as well as shortcuts for inputting and accuracy in indexing jobs.
Cutting-edge eBook Info
Members of ASI's Digital Trends Task Force have recently returned from Digital Book World 2012 and the Tools of Change event. They have the most up-to-date information about eBooks and the role of indexes in this new technology. Come hear about digital publishing in a variety of sessions that will explore how indexers fit in to the changing environment and how you can leverage the new opportunities.
We are going to stretch you mind while you are in San Diego. Then it will be time to relax. ASI has arranged two post-confererence activities for you and your family to enjoy. ASI has chartered an Old Town Trolley Tour that will cover approximately 30 miles and show you more than 100 fantastic sites.
If you are more inclined to head off in small groups or get some quality alone time, then enjoy your own bike tour of the area. Bikes will be available for pick up at 4 pm on Saturday. Bike rental is $30.You will be able to keep them overnight in case you want an early ride on Sunday.