Professional Development

Webinars, workshops and other training opportunities

MagsBC offers webinars and seminars throughout the year and shares information about conferences and training opportunities through our event blog posts here and under News.

If your magazine is a member of the Magazine Association of BC, you may be able to register for one or more of these sessions for free as a membership benefit. Contact Sylvia Skene, executive director, MagsBC for the promotional code.

MagsBC, AMPA and Magazines Canada members can also register at our discounted member rates.

Note that Creative BC's Magazine Publishers Travel Support Program, financial support offered to MagsBC and Magazines Canada members to attend conferences, has been suspended for 2020-2022.

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Additional funding provided by:
Creative BC | Supported by the province of British Columbia


Group meeting

Richer, Deeper, Better: Greater Inclusivity, Accountability and Respect in Publishing Workshops – UPDATE

In Vancouver and Victoria, May 23 and 24. Workshops feature Cicely Blain, Chelene Knight, Melanie Samuels and Jónina Kirton. Sessions include respectful work environment (employer’s obligations, HR best practices), unpacking diversity (cultural appropriation, indigenization, etc.), the front lines (role plays on how to deal with discrimination and harassment), and supporting change.

Friday 2019 Mar 1 Keynote with Emilee Gilpin - audience

MagsWest 2019 Report

Although the 2019 MagsWest conference had lower attendance than last year, with about eighty delegates registered over the three days, attendees rated most of the 17 sessions and 21 speakers very highly.