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Upcoming Events and Professional Development, Aug. 17, 2022

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Last updated August 17, 2022. 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.

Events are online unless otherwise indicated.

Magazine Industry Events and ProDev

See also: SIIA-AM&P (Associations, Media & Publishing Network) to access free events for association magazines – AM&P members only.

Aug. 25-26: Niche CEO & Sales Leadership Summit.  Orlando, FL. Niche Media Events. In-person. Limited to 70 persons.

Sep. 22-23: 2022 Alberta Magazines Conference. Keynote by James Hewes, President & CEO of FIPP. Calgary, AB. AMPA. MagsBC members can register at AMPA member rates. In-person.

Sep. 22: 2022 Alberta Magazine Awards. Calgary, AB. AMPA. In-person.

Other Events and ProDev

See also: Inclusion and Equity: Industry Writing Programs and Festivals by the Writers Guild of America West.

Sep. 16-25: Word Vancouver. Hybrid event with in-person sessions at SFU Harbour Centre and Surrey Central Library. Sessions are free but you must register to attend.

Sep. 23 – Oct 16: Culture Days. Hybrid event with in-person events throughout Vancouver, BC. 

Sep 28 – Oct 2: Victoria Festival of Authors. Victoria, BC. Hybrid event.

Oct 1-8: Paper Covers Rock Readers & Writers Festival. Salt Spring Island, BC. In-person.

Oct. 13-16: Whistler Writers Festival. Whistler, BC. In-person.

Oct. 17-23: Vancouver Writers Fest. Vancouver, BC. Hybrid event.

Oct. 18-26: Vancouver Art Book Fair. In-person with live streaming on website.

Oct 20: BIPOC Writers Connect Conference. The Writers’ Union of Canada. Virtual. Free, but attendees must apply in advance.

Oct. 21-23 (master classes Oct. 19-20): Surrey International Writers’ Conference. Surrey, BC. Hybrid event.

Jan. 27-30, 2023: LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. American Library Association. In-person – New Orleans, LA.

Feb. 1-4, 2023: OLA Super Conference. Ontario Library Association. Hybrid event with in-person sessions in Toronto, ON. Theme: Walking in Two Worlds. Exhibitor kit.

Mar. 8-11, 2023: AWP Conference & Bookfair. Association of Writers & Writing Programs. in-person – Seattle, WA. 

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