The Magazine Association of BC is happy to announce the schedule and new website for our Magazines West 2019 conference, Thursday to Saturday, February 28-March 2, 2019 in Vancouver.
For more information and to register, please visit our conference website.
Thursday Evening Public Talk (Feb. 28/19), VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street
6:30 p.m. Networking Social
7:30 p.m. Keynote: How Vulnerable is Canada to Fake News? with Linda Solomon Wood, the National Observer. More info.
Friday Conference (Mar. 1/19)
7:45-8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast, Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St, Vancouver (6-minute walk to conference venue). Pre-registration is required. Attendees must pay for their own food and drink.
At UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street:
8:30-9 a.m. Refreshments
9 a.m. Keynote: The Power of Representation with Emilee Gilpin, The National Observer. More info.
9:45-10:15 a.m.: Refreshment break
Social Media Doctor consultation times (for full-day pass holders only; sign up at registration desk). More info.
9:45-10:15 | 10:30-11 | 11-11:30 | 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 12:55-1:25 | 1:30-2 | 2:45-3:15
10:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours each):
Copyediting 2.0: Editing in the Age of “Post It Now or Lose Your Audience” – presentation by Erin Brenner, Right Touch Editing. More info.
11:45 a.m. Buffet lunch. Sponsored by Mitchell Press
12:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions (note that #1 is 4 hours long):
First Impressions: Making Your Online Visual Content Look the Way You Want It To – 4-hour lab with Sarah Veness. More info.
Funder Q&A with Creative BC (50 minutes) – Christine Chiu and Erika Kumar – free session, please RSVP to attend. More info.
1:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions (1.25 to 1.5 hours each):
The Underappreciated Art of Writing Short – presentation by Shelley Arnusch, Senior Editor, Avenue Magazine. More info.
2:45-3:15 p.m. Refreshment break
3:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
Helping Your Readers Find You: Patrick Sauriol on MagsBC and Geist’s Pilot Project on Discoverability – report by Patrick Sauriol, Corona Productions. More info.
4:45-6:30 p.m. After-Conference Social, location TBD. Pre-registration is required. Some appetizers will be provided, but attendees must pay for the rest of their own food and drink.
Saturday Intensives (Mar. 2/19), UBC Robson Square
9-9:30 a.m. Refreshments
9:30 a.m. Concurrent intensives:
America-Bound: What’s Involved in Selling and Distributing Your Magazine in the U.S. – 3-hour workshop with Jennifer Bird, Fly Fusion Magazine and Scott Bullock. Funded by Creative BC; sponsored by Magazines Canada. More info.
Podcasting – 4-hour lab/workshop (with a break for lunch) with Sarah Hoyles. More info.
12:30-1 p.m. Buffet lunch
1 p.m. Intensive:
The Art of Crowdfunding – 3-hour workshop with Ian MacKenzie, filmmaker and activist. More info.
This conference is funded by the Government of Canada.