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Upcoming Events and ProDev as of December 12, 2019

Person writing with left hand and blue biro pen on tableIf you don’t see your event here, please email Sylvia Skene, Executive Director, MagsBC with all details.

MagsBC reserves the right to post only those events of interest to its members.


February 18, 2020
How To Pitch To a Magazine Workshop
With Anicka Quin and Tim Querengesser
VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St.
Vancouver, BC

March 27-28, 2020
Magazines West Conference
BCIT Downtown, 555 Seymour St.
Vancouver, BC


Mar. 11-15, 2020
Summer 2021
Growing Room Festival
ROOM magazine
Vancouver, BC


See also: Industry Inclusion and Equity Writing Programs, Conferences and Festivals
Writers Guild of America West

Dec. 18, 2019
Webinar: How to Drive Engagement and Revenue with Augmented Reality
Magazines Canada
2-3 p.m. ET (11 a.m.-12 p.m. PT)

Jan. 10, 2020
AM&P (Association Media & Publishing) Annual Meeting Encore
Chicago, IL

Jan. 24-28, 2020
American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Philadelphia, PA

Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2020
Ontario Library Association Super Conference
Toronto, ON

Feb. 4-5, 2020
2020 Business Media Leadership Summit
Magazines Canada
Kingbridge Conference Centre, King City, ON

Feb. 12-13, 2020
Association of Book Publishers of BC Conference & Awards
Vancouver, BC

Mar. 4-7, 2020
AWP Conference & Bookfair
San Antonio, TX

Mar. 23-24, 2020
FIPP/VDZ DIS (Digital Innovators’ Summit)
Berlin, Germany. EUR$995 until Oct. 2/19.

Mar. 23-25, 2020
Super Niche Media Event
San Antonio, TX

April 22-23, 2020
MagNet: Canada’s Magazine Conference
Includes the Arts and Literary Magazines Summit, April 23.
Toronto, ON

April 15-17, 2020
BC Library Association Conference
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC
Tradeshow on April 15-16.

April 30, 2020
FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity
Brampton, ON

May 7-8, 2020
Alberta Magazines Conference and Awards Gala
Calgary, AB
Note: this year, Provincial Magazine of the Year awards have been added for BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, in addition to Alberta. Submission deadline Friday, January 31, 2020.

May 22-24, 2020
Wiscon feminist science fiction & fantasy convention
Madison, WI

May 26-27, 2020
Sound On: Design Thinkers 2020
Graphic Designers of Canada
Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, BC
Early bird rates until Dec. 20.

May 30-June 5, 2020
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2020
London, ON

June 19-21, 2020
Editors Canada Conference
Montreal, QC

June 25-30, 2020
ALA Annual Conference
Chicago, IL

Sept. 14-16, 2020
FIPP World Media Congress
Estoril, Portugal

Oct. 2020
The Folio: Show
New York City

Oct. 6-7, 2020
Niche CEO Summit
Chicago, IL

Oct. 19-25, 2020
The Vancouver Writers Fest
Vancouver, BC

Oct. 23-25, 2020
Surrey International Writers’ Conference
Surrey, BC

Jan. 22-26, 2021
ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Indianapolis, IN

June 24-29, 2021
ALA Annual Conference
Chicago, IL (again!)