2013 ANZSI Conference
Intrepid indexing: indexing without boundaries
13–15 March 2013, Wellington, New Zealand
NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants
L7, Tower Building
50 Customhouse Quay
The New Zealand branch of ANZSI extends a warm welcome to all potential attendees of its 2013 conference—to indexers, editors, publishers, archivists, librarians, technical writers, and members of historical societies.
Technology continues to adapt the way we work: it breaks down barriers between communities and boundaries between professions. Indexing needs to be fearless.
Our programme is nearly complete, with a mix of interesting presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and roundtables. Full details of the programme topics can be found here .
Our conference dinner
Our conference theme takes us into the future; our conference dinner takes us into the past—back to the golden age of film—back to the 1930s.
We are excited to announce that our dinner will be on Thursday 14 March at the Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington. Sited where the original Capitol Theatre opened its doors in 1928, the Roxy Theatre opened new doors on 1 April 2011. The people behind the year-long rebuild include famous cinephiles and foodies: Details of venue here
The venue is classy—think old school ‘cool’—so we think conference-goers might enjoy wearing some 1930s couture. If you feel an affinity for Rogers and Astaire, Cagney or Flynn, Gable or Garbo—or even Lugosi or Karloff, welcome. If puff sleeves, velvet hats, gloves, or even bolero jackets are your thing, then come, show some flair—all optional, of course.
Dress up for dinner at The Roxy
There will be a competition with a prize for the Best Dressed at dinner. The theme is Art Deco /1920s / 1930s. Jazz up your outfit with a scarf, eye-catching jewellery or go the whole hog and hire a costume.
Costume Hire places in Wellington include:
- The Costume Hire Company
214 Willis Street, Wellington open until 7pm Thurs.
They will give any ANZSI conference participants a 20% discount and do a hotel pick up the next day (or bring them back to the conference venue).
- Dress Ups for Grown Ups
- Creative Show Off Costume Hire
There will be a bus organised by the conference (at no extra charge) going from the venue to The Roxy in Miramar. You will be able to put your name down at the front desk if you require transportation to/from the dinner venue.
Lord of the Rings Tour
***********There are still tickets for the LOTR tour available so book NOW! *******************
Our customised tour will visit a number of film sites where you can visualise Orcs, Hobbits, and Nazgul, and includes Helms Deep, the Great River Anduin and Hobbiton Woods. Our tour ends with a visit to Weta Cave and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters, props and displays from LOTR and other favourite movies. Lunch is provided. Tickets are A$100 per person and can be booked with your registration.
Family members coming with you to the conference?
You can book extras for the conference dinner and tickets for the LOTR tour for your family when you register.
Pre-conference workshop – Indexing and InDesign (Tuesday, 12 March 2013)
There is a four hour workshop (9:30am - 1:15pm) before the conference to teach you how to use InDesign for indexing. Learn InDesign Indexing: This workshop will cover handling files from clients, opening and creating book files, checking for pre-existing indexing, making entries, editing in the Index Palette, and generating your index. You will learn best practices for working with InDesign’s indexing features. Outputting an index for an eBook will be covered as well as developments in Adobe's eBook export.
Participants should bring a laptop (or advise if they do not have one and need to share with someone). The tutor will be in touch before the course regarding downloading a demo version of InDesign.
Live in New Zealand?
If you live in New Zealand you can pay in New Zealand dollars. Contact Jill Gallop for all the details.
Note: Registration includes conference materials, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, and cocktail function.
All costs are in Australian dollars.
Registrations were due by 10 February 2013. An extra late fee of A$50 is now included in prices below.
- ANZSI and other Indexing Society members - A$450 - use this link
- Non-indexing society member - A$550 - use this link
- One day registration - A$230 - use this link
- To add Conference dinner - A$80 - use this link
- To add InDesign workshop use this link for members - $175. Use this link if non-member - $200.
- To add Lord of the Rings Tour - A$100 use this link
- Speaker's rate - A$450 includes dinner for one - use this link
Should you wish to cancel your registration, you may reassign it to another person. Please notify the Conference Committee via email
If you are unable to arrange a replacement, then a refund may be arranged:
- 28 days or more before conference: Refund in full, less administration fee of A$75
- 14 to 27 days before conference: 50% refund
- Less than 14 days before conference: No refund
If the Conference is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.
What you can expect in Wellington and New Zealand
Come and walk around our friendly, compact city and shop without need of taxi. We have 400 cafés and restaurants to tantalise the taste buds after savouring a day spent indexing. Director Peter Jackson, actor Russell Crowe, and the guys from Flight of the Conchords come from near our harbor’s shores. So too do sailor Russell Coutts, author Katherine Mansfield, and scientist William Pickering.
If you travel to New Zealand, from cityscape to seascape here’s what you can expect.
- Expect an island nation of similar size to yours, with amazing scenery.
- Expect 4 million friendly yet reserved people, with almost 500,000 living in Wellington.
- Expect to speak English, but hear Māori (two of our three official languages, the other being New Zealand Sign Language) and many other languages.
- Expect to spend your New Zealand dollars (with a beneficial exchange rate) on clothing, souvenirs, and trips.
- Expect to dress for any season, and a temperature range of 10°C to 20°C.
- Expect to be able to walk around: downtown Wellington is compact.
- Expect to drive on the left-hand side of the road, but at no more than 100 kmh on the motorway.
- Expect to bring or buy an electrical adapter: our electricity is 230/240 volts, 50 hertz.
When you visit Aotearoa New Zealand—land of the long white cloud—you might attend a hui (meeting), eat kai (food), or visit a marae (gathering place).
New Zealand is hosting the ANZSI conference for the first time.
So fly to Wellington—the heart of our island nation.
We’ll make sure you feel at home in our capital.
With four Māori words that encompass welcome, hospitality, caring, giving, and sharing—
—“Nau Mai Haere Mai”—we’re waiting to greet you.
So, be intrepid. Fly to New Zealand—we begin each day ahead of the rest, and breeze into Wellington—our place.
We’re waiting to greet you.
For further information, email Tordis Flath