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Upcoming Events and ProDev as of Oct. 13, 2020

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If 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.


11 a.m. October 24, 2020
Launch of Room 43.3, Neurodivergence issue.
Register here (by donation).


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

October 16-18
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Oct. 16 6-8 p.m. Members Opening Event
Oct. 17-18 12-5 p.m. Fair

Also: Art Book Month (October) – Special Events

Oct. 19-25, 2020 (plus special events)
The Vancouver Writers Fest
Vancouver, BC

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

Oct. 27 & Nov. 3, 2020 (2-part workshop)
Anti-Racism Training
for Magazine Media Professionals
Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

BC Alliance for Arts + Culture Workshops

For more information, visit:

Oct. 15
Live Streaming 101+
with Robert Ouimet ($45 non-members)

Financial Fitness with Linda Gorrie in 3 parts:
– Oct. 28: The Basics
– Nov. 4: Reporting and Relationships (with funders)
– Nov. 18: Strategic Thinking
($45/part. Contact Joyce Wan to access a discounted rate for all three workshops.)

Nov. 25: Making Content Findable: An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.with facilitators: Barb Taylor, Althea Manasan and Sage Lovell.
Focus: reaching new artists and audiences with disabilities. The workshop will include tips to support the inclusion of people with different disabilities by integrating proven accessibility best practices into SEO. (FREE!)

Nov. 19-20, 2020
Sound On: Design Thinkers 2020
Graphic Designers of Canada
Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, BC

Nov. 26-27, 2020
MagNet: Canada’s Magazine Conference
Toronto, ON

Jan. 22-26, 2021
ALA Midwinter Virtual
(Indianapolis, IN – all sessions in Central Time)
Registration opens Nov. 5, 2020.

June 24-29, 2021
ALA Annual Conference
Chicago, IL