— Last checked and updated April 27, 2021, by Rachel Lin, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.
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ABPBC Events: The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is a provincial association of BC owned and controlled book publishing companies. The ABPBC works to support the long-term health and success of the Canadian-owned book industry in British Columbia. Visit Site
Alberta Magazines Conference: An annual seminar series and conference hosted by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Visit Site
American Library Association Conference & Midwinter Meeting: Conference and meeting in June/July and January of each year in major cities in the continental U.S. Includes exhibitor area. Visit Site
American Copy Editors Society Annual Conference: ACES is a yearly conference which is focused on essential fundamental skills of copy editing and the discussion of issues related to future trends of the industry. The discounted conference fees are applied for other communications associations, including Editors Canada. Visit Site
Canadian Camera Conference (CCC): This national conference is held by the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) which occurs biannually. CAPA is a national organization of Canadian Camera clubs as well as individual Canadian and international members. The organization is a non-profit organization under the Federal Government. The members range from amateurs to professionals. The conference’s goal is to create an opportunity for new photographers to develop their skills with the other members and to share techniques and experience. Visit Site
Canadian Imaging Conference & Expo: This conference is a yearly photographic conference and trade show for professional and enthusiast photographers from various sectors. Visit Site
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: Organized yearly by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at locations throughout Canada. Includes exhibitor space. Visit Site
Editors Canada Conference: Editors Canada Association is an organization which promotes professional development through seminars, online training and conferences. The conference is held in spring in a different city each year. The goal of the conference is to create an opportunity for members to build connections and networks. It is open to both members and non-member attendees. Visit Site
FIPP World Media Congress and Digital Innovators Summit (DIS): Both events hosted by the International Federation of Periodical Publishers. FIPP is a network for global media, representing companies or individuals involved in the creation, publishing or sharing of content to interested audiences. Visit Site
MagNet: Canada’s Magazine Conference: MagNet is Canada’s premier public policy, professional development and networking conference for magazine media professionals. It is held annually in Toronto. Visit Site
MagsWest: The Magazine Association of BC’s annual conference, typically held each year in Vancouver. Sign up for our newsletter to find out the latest about our next conference.
Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Conference: The SWCC annual conference has been organized by the Canadian Science Writers’ Association since 1971. The conference is open to media professionals, technical writers, journalists, and any others who are interested and involved in communicating science and technology to non-specialist audiences. Visit Site
Sound On: Design Thinkers 2020: Graphic Designers of Canada. Vancouver Playhouse. Visit Site
Surrey International Writers’ Conference: An annual development conference and festival of literature, happening every October in Surrey, BC. Visit Site
TMAC Conference & AGM Update: Travel Media Association of Canada is a non-profit organization whose goal is to create connections and opportunities for industry and media travel professionals. The conference is held annually and occurs every May. Visit Site
Elephant Mountain Literary Festival: The event is set in the small town of Nelson, BC. EMLF is an annual Canadian Literary event held in July. Visit Site
FOLD | Celebrating Diverse Authors and Storytellers: Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers, held in historic downtown Brampton. Visit Site
North Shore Writers Festival: The festival is an annual celebration of Canadian authors. Visit Site
The Ottawa International Writers Festival: Ottawa’s Festival was started in 1997. The festival occurs annually twice a year, in Spring and Fall. It takes place in Wakefield, Quebec. Visit Site
Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival: The festival first began in 2013 in Sidney, BC. The activities feature literary arts in and around the Peninsula. The next festival will take place in April 2022. Visit Site
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts: An annual festival of literature, happening every August in Sechelt, BC. Visit Site
Vancouver Writers Festival: Vancouver’s premier literary event, happening every October on Granville Island. Visit Site
Whistler Writers Festival: The festival takes place in Whistler annually in October. The festival gathers Canadian and international authors through a series of activities: workshops, speaker panels, spoken word events, music and more. Visit Site
Wiscon Feminist Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention: May of each year. Madison, WI – Now ONLINE. Visit Site
Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival: The festival occurs annually at Salmon Arm, BC. The event brings together writers, publishers and editors. Visit Site
WORD Vancouver Readers and Writers Festival: Held the last week of September every year. Visit Site
The Word on the Street: A festival of reading and literacy, happening simultaneously the last Saturday or Sunday of every September in Halifax, Saskatoon, Lethbridge and Toronto. Visit Site