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PNW/ASI 2017 Meeting


Saturday, September 16, 8:30-5:30

Springhill Marriott, Vancouver, WA

Announcing the PNW Chapter’s annual fall meeting! On Saturday, September 16, we hope to meet new indexers and greet veteran indexers for an informative, productive, and enjoyable program that includes:

Thérèse Shere on indexing cookbooks

Thérèse contributed to ASI’ s book Indexing Specialties: Cookbooks, has taught many cookbook indexing workshops (and other workshops, also), and had a richly varied 20-year career cooking, growing, selling, and writing about food before becoming an indexer. She’ll bring her expertise back to the Pacific Northwest for a fresh look at cookbook indexes – and you’ll be able to bring your questions, pet peeves, and favorite examples.

Scott Smiley on tax deductions followed by a business-oriented group discussion

Back by popular demand, Scott’s tax tips can lead to significant savings over the years. Attendees will learn how to maximize deductions when coming to an indexing conference! Following his presentation, participants can share problems and solutions about the business aspects of being an indexer. Scheduling jobs, managing time, organizing records, communicating with clients, and keeping healthy might be some of the topics we’ll address.

“Knotty Bits” group discussion

A “knotty bit” is a perplexing indexing problem which can be a struggle for new and experienced indexers alike. Participants will submit “knotty bits” both ahead of time and during the discussion (as time allows), knowing that many minds working together are much better than one mind in isolation when it comes to generating possible solutions to aggravating conundrums.

“Speed Networking”

This session will give every attendee an opportunity to meet and find out a bit about every other attendee in a fun, comfortable format. The “indenteds” will meet the “run-ins”; the “small caps” will meet the “large caps”; the “sees” will meet the “see alsos”.  Designed to accommodate introverts and extroverts.

For complete program information, please download the Fall 2017 Registration Packet.

If you have questions please contact Sam Arnold-Boyd using the form below:

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