Thursday Evening Public Talk (Feb. 28/19)
6:30 p.m. Networking Social
7:30 p.m. Keynote: to be confirmed.
Both at Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street.
Friday Conference (Mar. 1/19)
7:45-8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast, Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St, Vancouver (6-minute walk to conference venue). Pre-registration is required. Attendees must pay for their own food and drink.
UBC Robson Square:
Conference at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
8:30-9 a.m. Refreshments
9 a.m. Keynote: How Vulnerable is Canada to Fake News? with Linda Solomon Wood, The National Observer
9:45-10:15 a.m. Refreshment break
10:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours each):
- Copyediting 2.0: Editing in the Age of “Post It Now or Lose Your Audience” – presentation by Erin Brenner, Right Touch Editing
- Supporting Asian Canadian Writers – panel with Yilin Wang, Anna Ling Kaye and Shazia Hafiz Ramji, moderated by Phoebe Wang
- Seeing is Believing: Magazine Design Trends – presentation by Barbara Woolley, Hambly & Woolley. Sponsored by Mitchell Press
- Optimize Your Workflow: How to Create Efficient and Effective Facebook Ad Campaigns – 1.5 hour lab with Kalina Kolarova, RTOWN. Sponsored by RTOWN
11:45 a.m. Buffet lunch. Sponsored by Mitchell Press
12:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
- First Impressions: Making Your Online Visual Content Look the Way You Want It To – 4-hour lab with Sarah Veness
- Funder Q&A with Creative BC (50 minutes) – Christine Chiu and Erika Kumar
- Funder Q&A (50 minutes) – not yet confirmed
1:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours each):
- The Underappreciated Art of Writing Short – presentation by Shelley Arnusch, Senior Editor, Avenue Magazine.
- Maximize Your Digital Marketing: Making a Big Splash with a Small Team – presentation by Erin Brenner, Right Touch Editing. Sponsored by Magazines Canada
- How to Interview (working title) – presentation by Curtis Gillespie, Eighteen Bridges.
2:45-3:15 p.m. Refreshment break
3:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
- Punching Above Your Weight: Narrative Journalism for Smaller Magazines – presentation by Curtis Gillespie, Eighteen Bridges. Sponsored by Magazines Canada
- Building Good Working Relationships with Emerging BIPOC Writers – presentation by Phoebe Wang. Sponsored by Historic Joy Kogawa House
- Helping Your Readers Find You: Patrick Sauriol on MagsBC and Geist’s Pilot Project on Discoverability – report by Patrick Sauriol, Corona Productions
4:45-6:30 p.m. After-Conference Social, location TBD. Pre-registration is required. Some appetizers will be provided, but attendees must pay for the rest of their own food and drink.
Saturday Intensives (Mar. 2/19)
9-9:30 a.m. Refreshments
9:30 a.m. Concurrent intensives:
- America-bound: What’s Involved in Selling and Distributing Your Magazine in the U.S. – 3-hour workshop with Jennifer Bird, Fly Fusion Magazine and Scott Bullock. Funded by Creative BC; sponsored by Magazines Canada.
- Podcasting – 4-hour lab/workshop (with a break for lunch) with Sarah Hoyles
12:30-1 p.m. Buffet lunch
1 p.m. Intensive:
- The Art of Crowdfunding – 3-hour workshop with Ian MacKenzie, filmmaker and activist
Funded by the Government of Canada.