Events in September


SPAN '97
September 12 - 14

SPAN's annual conference in Berkeley, California is for publishers, self-publishers and authors. Speakers including Tom & Marilyn Ross, Greg Godeck and Jerry Jenkins will share insider secrets about the industry, printing and design, distribution and more. Berkeley, California For more information contact:
phone (719) 395-4790
fax (719) 395-8374

The Telecosm Conference
September 14-16

Distinguished experts from business, technology, government and academia will challenge prevailing notions about the future of technology and telecommunications, when the first Telecosm conference convenes, September 14 to 16 at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, Calif.

The registration rate for the conference is $3,800. Those wishing to register for the event who are not members of the press should call 212/206-5521.

1997 Work/Family Congress
September 15-16

Over 700 executives and 100 prominent CEOs will gather together to discuss the role of family-friendly benefits in today's workplace at the 1997 Work/Family Congress and CEO Summit, presented by MacDonald Communications Corporation, publisher of Working Mother, Working Woman, and Ms. magazines. The Congress, to be held on September 15-16 at the New York Hilton and Towers in New York City, will provide a forum for managers to learn how family-friendly programs have become directly linked to business strategy and bottom-line benefits through customer satisfaction; retention and recruitment of top employees; increased productivity, employee loyalty and morale; and decreased turnover, absenteeism and tardiness.

To register for the Congress, please call (800) 477-2900 or fax (800) 426-6753.

Online World Conference & Expo
Sept 15-17

The Online World Conference & Expo will be held at the Washington Hilton & Towers on September 15-17. Online World, designed as the content conference and expo for information professionals who use online/Internet business resources, will offer practical sessions on online information plus a large exhibit hall of industry vendors. It is the only conference that emphasizes where and how to find online information and how to create and manage information resources. On the Web site, visitors can view the entire daily schedule of events and speakers, special events, and a list of current exhibitors and hotlinks to their web sites. Full program information is also available and updated regularly.

For more info visit the web site for the Online World Conference & Expo at:

NCEW Conference
Sept 17-20

Madison, Wisonconin.

Located at the The Madison Concourse Hotel. The rates for NCEW members are: $94 single, $99 double. Rates for the convention include a $175 registration fee and a $175 meal package. For more information visit NCEW's website at

Children's Books & Gifts Trade Show
September 19 - 20

This trade show designed exclusively for the children's market will feature over 100 exhibiting companies and expected attendance of over 200 retailers from children's bookstores, general stores and educational suppliers. The complimentary workshop series will feature a financial seminar with Gary L. Odom, owner of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bedford Falls Book & Toy Shop and an instructor at the ABA Booksellers School. Newbury winning author Elaine L. Konigsburg is scheduled to appear as the featured speaker for this year's Children's Authors/Illustrators Dinner. For more information contact:
phone (516) 333-0681
fax (516) 333-0689>

The 15th Craft of Writing Conference
Sept. 19-20

C. Dean Anderson, Patricia Anderson and Michael Kandel at The Omni Richardson Hotel in Richardson, Texas.

For more information contact:
Southern Methodist Univ.
Craft of Writing Conference
N. Dallas Ctr.
4010 Midway Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007
Phone (214)768-5433

TED/NYC Conference
Sept. 24-27

Richard Saul Wurman Hosts MTV Chairman and CEO Tom Freston, Bear Stearns CEO Ace Greenberg, and 45 Other Distinguished Presenters at the TED/NYC Conference, September 24-27 at the Sony+IMAX Theatre

The four-day conference is a series of short (15 - 30 minute) discussions by an extraordinary cast of speakers. These are punctuated by entertainment, great lunches sponsored by The Walt Disney Company and ZDTV, an opening party given by Sumner Redstone & Viacom and a closing lunch at Tavern on the Green hosted by Intel. There will also be ample time for mingling and conversation with speakers and registrants at each morning's coffee, hosted by Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz, and at AMD sponsored breaks throughout the day. NYNEX is also providing major technical support, as well as Sony New Technologies, Gensler and Steelcase. Variety magazine is also a major sponsor.


*National Enquirer, at announced a new weekly contest with a $300 prize. Information is available at its website.

*The contest, The Greatest Tale Ever Told, expires this month on September 12th. The contest, which can be entered daily, allows readers to try and come up with the next part of an interactive story started by John Updike. More information is available at

*PlanetCity's HomeTown Contest, My Hometown: The Best City on the Planet." Expires September 30th. Information on the contest is available at

On The Web

*40 of the University of California's extension courses are now offered online. America Online users can find the online course site by entering the keyword UCAOL. A list of online course with links to more detailed course descriptions can be viewed on CMIL's website at Catalogs can also be obtained by calling 510/642-4111.

For more information on writing conferences and literary events, or to add your event, please visit the events database on Writers Write® at

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