Last updated: Oct. 19, 2021.
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 and others in our magazine industry.
Sept. 27, 2021 @ noon-1 p.m. PDT
Social Media is the New Website: Strategies for Magazines with Kayi Wong, Raincoast Books
Oct. 6, 2021 @ noon-1 p.m. PDT
Selling Digital Advertising to Long-Time Print Advertisers with Danielle Labrie, Annex Business Media
Oct. 27 webinar 9:30-10:30 a.m. PDT
Special Measures for Journalism Funding presentation & Q&A with Dave Harkness, CPF. Register here. Registration by donation.
Nov. 17, 2021
Mental Wellness for Magazine Staff (working title) with the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association
Export Strategies Series in partnership with Erak Global Works, Ltd.
More info soon!
Sept. 29 @ 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT)
B2B Editorial & Advertising Panel – Maintaining the Credibility of Your Content
Oct. 4-6, 2021
MediaGrowth Summit 2021
For B2B media leaders and innovators.
Oct. 14, 2021 @ 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT)
Case Studies in Success: Three Secret Sauces to Spice Up Your Next Virtual Event
AM&P (Association Media & Publishing).
May need to set up user account.
Oct. 22, 2021 2-4 p.m. MT (1-3 p.m. PT) panel on pitching
Oct. 29, 2021 12-4 p.m. MT (11 a.m.-3 p.m. PT) pitching afternoon
The Great Canadian Magazine Pitchfest (online)
Pandemic University and the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association
Visit here for a list of participating magazines, panelists, and the process, and to register.
Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-12 noon EDT (8-9 a.m. PDT): Editorial/Production Flow for Small Teams with Kilian Schalk. Magazines Canada
Nov. 6, 2021
Literary Arts Magazine Summit (online)
Alberta Magazine Publishers Association
More information soon. Registration opens Oct. 4.
Nov. 24: Brand Extensions: What Worked, What Didn’t, When To Abandon. Magazines Canada.
Dec. 15: B2B: Building Audience, Building Sales. Magazines Canada.
Jan. 26: Digital Media: Buying and Planning. Magazines Canada.
Feb.: Export Marketing Intensive. MagsBC.
Feb. 23: Funding for B2B Publishers: Navigating the Funding Labyrinth. Magazines Canada.
Mar. 30: How-To Guide for Data Studio in Google Analytics. Magazines Canada.
Apr. 6-8, 2022
Super Niche Conference
Niche Media Events.
Niche Media Events.
Audiomag – Upcoming Podcasts
AudioMag is an audio podcast by Magazines Canada featuring industry experts on various topics. Also available on iTunes.
- Sep 15: How One Media Studies Program Revamped Itself to Prepare Students for the Brave New World with Kathy Ullyott – AVAILABLE NOW!
- Oct 13: Click and Collect Study with Phil Scrutton
- Nov 17: How to Conduct Interviews as a Storyteller
- Dec 15: Developing Newsstand Smarts
- Jan 12: Apple News+: Good? Bad? Worth It?
- Feb 16: Tips/Benefits of Submitting to Awards
- Mar 16: Topic TBD
- Apr 13: Changes In The Media Industry: Best of the Past, Opportunities for the Future
Other Events and ProDev
See also: Inclusion and Equity: Industry Writing Programs and Festivals by the Writers Guild of America West
Word Vancouver (virtual)
Sept. 24-Oct. 24
RE:IMAGINE: Culture Days 2021
Sept. 27-Oct. 1 @ 1-2 p.m. ET (10-11 a.m. PT) x 5 webinars
Almost Everything You Need to Know about Copy Editing and Grammar Skills with Moira White.
Sept. 29-Oct. 3
Victoria Festival of Authors
Downtown Victoria, BC (hybrid: both virtual & in-person programming)
Paper Covers Rock Readers & Writers Festival
Salt Spring Island
Workshops, free readings, most in-person.
Includes Oct. 1 webinar @ 10 a.m. PT: The Art of the Pitch with Stacey McLachlan (Vancouver Magazine, Western Living) Register here.
Whistler Writers Festival
Oct. 18-24 (plus various events throughout the year)
The Vancouver Writers Fest
Vancouver, BC (digital)
Vancouver Art Book Fair
Vancouver, BC (digital)
June 15: Deadline to apply to exhibit. Eligible publishers, artists, collectives, artist-run centres, institutions & art book distributors (etc.).
Surrey International Writers Conference
Masters classes Oct. 21. (Virtual)
BIPOC Writers Connect: Facilitating Mentorship, Creating Community
Toronto, ON (digital)
Free, but attendees must apply in advance.
FOLD Kids Book Fest
AWP Conference & Bookfair
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
BC Library Association Conference
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Wiscon feminist science fiction & fantasy convention
Madison, WI (hybrid format)
American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition
For exhibitors (June 24-27 exhibit).