Magazines West Conference 2016
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Magazines West Conference 2016

Magazines West Conference 2016

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UBC Robson Square

800 Robson St.

Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


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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!


    Thursday Pre-Conference

    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

    8:30 Refreshments

    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

    10:30-12 Sessions:
    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)

    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.

    1:30-2:45 Sessions:
    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

    3-4:15 Sessions:
    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?

    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:

    Platinum sponsor: PublisherElements

    Gold sponsor: Hemlock Printers

    Silver sponsor: Magazines Canada

    Bronze sponsors:
    Canadian Society of Magazine Editors
    Langara College Publishing Program

    This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

    This project has also been made possible in part by Creative BC.

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    800 Robson St.

    Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


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