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Upcoming Events and Professional Development as of May 28, 2024

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Last updated May 28, 2024 by Doris Fiedrich. 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 the magazine industry. Events are in-person unless otherwise indicated.

Conferences, Festivals & Other Events 2024

June 4-6 – FIPP World Media Congress 2024. Cascais, Portugal. Get your tickets here.

June 12-15 – International Regional Media Association Conference –  IRMACON2024, Charlotte, NC. Register here.

June 12-21 – Sustaining shared futures: Congress 2024 of the Humanities and Social Sciences. McGill University, Montreal, QC. Register here.

June 21-23 – Editors Canada 2024 National Conference. Vancouver, BC. Register here.

June 27 – July 2 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition. San Diego, CA. Register here.

July 26/27 & 28 – Vancouver Art Book Fair & VABF Symposium Vancouver, BC.

Sept 20 – Oct 13 Culture Days. Hybrid event with in-person events throughout Vancouver, BC. Event Organizer guide here.

Sept 26 – 2024 Alberta Magazines Conference, Calgary, AB. AMPA. Registration opening in Summer 2024.

Sept 28 – WORD Vancouver Book Fair: Art, Zines, and In-betweens. Vancouver, BC.

Oct 16-20 – Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse). Registration open.

Oct 17-20 – Whistler Writers Festival. Whistler, BC.

Oct 21-27 – Vancouver Writers Fest. Vancouver, BC. Hybrid event.

Oct 25-27 (master classes Oct 23 & 24) – Surrey International Writers’ Conference. Surrey, BC. Hybrid event. Registration opens June 5, 12 p.m. PST.

Nov 13-15 – Niche Media, Leadership Summit, Alexandria, VA/Washington, DC

Nov 22 – MagsWest Conference, Vancouver, BC. Details TBA.

TBA – Paper Covers Rock, Salt Spring Island, BC

I Heart Magazines

I Heart Magazines is a podcast by the Magazines Association of BC, hosted by Asna Shaikh and Sylvia Skene, featuring conversations with magazine makers, artists, journalists and content creators on topics relevant to magazine publishing. We also cover important news and updates in each episode. Available on all major podcast apps and on our website.

  • Episode 1: Anti-Oppressive Editorial with andrea bennett and Jesse Winter
  • Episode 2: Exporting Canadian Magazines with Regina Erak and Lisa Kadane
  • Episode 3: All About Awards with Leah Edwards and Carleigh Baker
  • Episode 4: Emerging Talent & Mentorship with Lue Palmer and Adhel Arop
  • Episode 5: Magazine Podcasts (& Other Non-Traditional Content) with Dr. Dave Musgrove, Linda Solomon Wood, and Lenore Newman
  • Episode 6: BONUS: Rapid-Fire Round-Up with Adhel Arop, Carleigh Baker, andrea bennet, Leah Edwards, Regina Erak, Lisa Kadane, Dr. Dave Musgrove, Jesse Winter, and Linda Solomon Wood


AudioMag was a podcast by Magazines Canada featuring industry experts on various topics. Past episodes are available on iTunes and other RSS aggregators.

  • Episode 179: A Retail Circulation Update with Craig Sweetman (published May 3/22) *Last episode.
  • Episode 178: A History of Podcasts in a Podcast About Podcasts (published Apr. 14/22)

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