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Announcing PWAC's 2018 Conference Sept. 20-23, 2018
Mark the Dates!
PWAC is excited to announce our 2018 Conference, in partnership with Canadian Media Guild Freelance, being held from Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23, 2018. Our theme this year is LEVEL UP! We're well into the planning process, and the preliminary program is posted.
This year's Conference will be held in Toronto (at the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, located at 750 Spadina Avenue (at the intersection of Bloor St. and Spadina Ave., right on the subway). We will be kicking things off with a welcome reception on Thursday at our Conference hotel, the Marriott Bloor Yorkville. Then we have two days of great Professional Development, including the return of the popular Working Tours, where you'll get some great story ideas from Toronto "hot spots." Our PD sessions include:
There's more - using social media, teaching your craft, and getting work with the CBC to name a few. We will also be screening the award-winning film California Typewriter. Be sure to take a look at our preliminary program for full information.
The Conference is followed by the PWAC Annual General Meeting on Sunday morning, September 23. Then our weekend wraps up at the Word on the Street Festival at Harbourfront on the afternoon of September 23, where PWAC and CMG Freelance will share a booth. Drop by and see us there or, better yet, consider volunteering at our booth. This will be another great networking opportunity, and a great place to meet other writers, editors, publishers and booksellers. It's a wonderful event, and a great way to cap off our time in Toronto.
Our preliminary program is now available here.
Ready to register? Early Bird Registration (ends August 16) is open here.
The early bird rate for members for the full Conference package is $325 (no GST/HST); this will increase to $375 August 17 - save 13% by registering now!
Conference attendance is easy!
No matter your preference, we have a package to suit you. Keep checking this page and watch your email for further information!
Want a Hotel?
Toronto can be expensive in September, but we've got you covered. PWAC and CMG Freelance have obtained a special rate at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East (6 minutes by subway from the Miles Nadal JCC) - $286 single occupancy and $306 double occupancy. This is $200 off their regular rate for this time period! To book online:
We have negotiated a deal with WestJet for discounts (visit http://www.westjet.com) and enter discount code VEFXKWM). Getting to the hotel from Pearson International Airport is easy with the UP Express to Union Station and then a short ride on the TTC. If you are arriving in Toronto by VIA Rail, Coach Canada, or at Billy Bishop Airport (the Toronto Island airport), the hotel is easily accessible by TTC. Of course there are plenty of taxis in Toronto too.