ACES 2012 | New Orleans


The American Copy Editors Society’s 2012 National Conference will be April 12, 13 and 14 at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street.

Three-day registrants also receive a ticket to Thursday’s reception and Friday’s banquet, which one-day registrants can purchase for $50 and $75, respectively. Tickets to Saturday’s party are $25 for all registrants. Saturday’s party is sold out, but you may be able to purchase tickets at the registration desk.

This year’s rates

ACES members $200 $275 $395
Non-members $395 $495 $650
Student members $75 $150 $175
Student non-members $125 $200 $225
ACES members   $100 $150
Non-members   $175 $250
Student members   $50 $75
Student non-members   $85 $125
Ticket to Saturday night party     $25
Reception (for one-day attendees only)     $50
Banquet (for one-day attendees only)     $75

Note: Dues must be paid through April 30 to receive the member rate. Members of the Society of News Design (SND) are eligible for the member discount. Memberships may be purchased at time of registration for the purpose of receiving the member rate. ACES reserves the right to change prices before this conference, and ACES has the final say on membership eligibility and prices. See our membership page for full details and guidelines on dues and membership eligibility. The registration fee covers only conference admission; it does not include or cover hotel, airfare or travel expenses, parking or meals except for those attending ACES evening events.

Don’t miss out on savings

If you register before February 8, you’ll get our best conference rates. The society offers deep conference discounts to its members, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the great deal. Conference attendees can become members and register for New Orleans together, saving you as much as 45% over attending the conference as a nonmember.

What’s included

Participants will receive entrance to each day’s sessions based on the length of their attendance, as well as a nametag and the 2011 conference bag, which will include a notepad, pencils, a conference program and guides to the French Quarter. Three-day registrants will also receive a ticket for Friday’s banquet. Handouts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at sessions that provide them. Also, expect fresh copies of area newspapers each day.

What’s not included

The registration fee covers only the conference and does not include hotel, airfare or travel expenses, parking or food outside of the banquet.

Refund policy

ACES will refund any single registration up to 30 days before the conference attendance dates. Special circumstances may persuade ACES to refund registration after this date on a case-by-case basis. Refunds for travel and accommodations will not be provided.

Membership information

To become a member without registering for conference, visit’s membership page to download the form. Those who register will be eligible for the discount and will begin receiving newsletters wahead of April’s conference.


We welcome your questions and comments about our registration rates and policies, which can be e-mailed to Vice President for Conferences Lisa McLendon. If you have any questions about registering, e-mail administrator Carol DeMasters. For problems with our electronic or PDF forms, contact webmaster Daniel Hunt.