The Magazines West professional conference (MagsWest) returns this year with:
- 7 professional development sessions and workshops
- 2 Mac hands-on labs, on InDesign and Lightroom
- 2 free Q&A and feedback sessions with funders
- 2 networking breakfasts and a social event
See schedule below. For more information on speakers and sessions, please visit our website.
Members of MagsBC and affiliated organizations listed below, as well as students at accredited post-secondary institutions, may all register at the member rate, except for associate members, who may register for free by contacting Sylvia Skene, Executive Director, MagsBC for a link.
Affiliated organizations: Magazines Canada, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA), Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME), Editors' Association of Canada (EAC), Federation of BC Writers, Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), Writers Union of Canada, Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC), DigiBC, CMPA - BC Producers Branch, and Music BC. We want you to come!
1-1:45 Registration open
1:30 - 4:45 p.m.:
Mac Lab 1: Nick Westover: Lightroom - Advanced Techniques and Tools.
Workshop: Sharon McAuley: What Makes You Unique? Describing Your Magazine in Ways That Attract Readers and Define Your Brand. Sponsored by Hemlock Printers.
Friday Conference 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7:45-8:45 Networking breakfasts (Cibo / Yew Lounge): please RSVP if you plan to attend
8:30-3:15 Registration open
9:15-10 Keynote: Léonicka Valcius: On Equity and Inclusion. Sponsored by PublisherElements
9:30-12 / 1-4:30 Mac Lab 2: Negin Khoshkhesal-Etemadi: Magazine Layout & Design with InDesign: Newest Features and Design Trends.
10-10:30 Refreshment break
1a: Hal Niezdviecki: Transforming Your Magazine into a Powerhouse Online Presence. Sponsored by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.
1b: Jónína Kirton, with Chelene Knight: Encouraging Inclusiveness in Magazines. Sponsored by Magazines Canada.
12-12:40 Lunch (catered). Sponsored by CDS Global.
12:40-1:20 Free Q&A/Consultation Sessions:
2a: Canadian Heritage Content Consultation - all magazines.
2b: BC Arts Council Q&A - arts & literary magazines.
3a: Jenn Farrell: HR Management for Small Magazines
3b: Natalie Patrice Tucker: 10 Easy Tips for Making Your Magazine’s Website More Accessible.
2:45-3 Refreshment break
4a: Clare Coughlan & Trevor Battye: Monetizing Online Content.
4b: Derek von Essen: Getting Value from Your Designer, or Am I Shopping at a Discount Store? Sponsored by Langara Publishing Program.
4:30-late Pubs in Pubs Social Networking (The Winking Judge): please RSVP if you plan to attend
We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support: