Shop MagsBC
Close this search box.

Upcoming Events and ProDev as of March 17, 2020

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.


March 27-28, 2020 – Postponed to late May/early June – may offer online sessions
Magazines West Conference
BCIT Downtown, 555 Seymour St.
Vancouver, BC


Mar. 11-15, 2020 – CANCELLED
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

Mar. 23-24, 2020 – Postponed to Sept. 14-16, 2020 in concert with FIPP World Media Congress
FIPP/VDZ DIS (Digital Innovators’ Summit)
Berlin, Germany. EUR$995 until Oct. 2/19.

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

April 22-23, 2020 – Postponed to Nov. 26-27, 2020
MagNet: Canada’s Magazine Conference
Includes the Arts and Literary Magazines Summit, April 23.
Toronto, ON

April 15-17, 2020 – CANCELLED
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 – POSTPONED
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 – May offer virtual sessions
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!)