The annual editorial conference at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism "is designed to offer hands-on, boot-camp like training for newer staff writers, but it works equally well as a refresher course for more experienced writers and editors," says Editorial Chair Patricia Calhoun. The Evanston, Ill. workshop will be held several weeks earlier than usual, and will coincide for the first time with the final weekend of the Summer class of the Academy for Alternative Journalism. So this year, editors have another reason for going: To meet the ten graduates of the 2005 AAN/Medill diversity program. The registration cost is $25 for AAN members, and $200 for non-members. Details and registration materials will follow shortly.