MagsWest 2020 Conference Schedule
Friday, March 27, 2020
8-8:40 a.m. Networking Breakfast, location tbd.
Pre-registration is required. Attendees must pay for their own food and drink.
Conference, BCIT Downtown, 555 Seymour St., Vancouver:
8:30-9 a.m. Refreshments
Sign up for a Social Media Doctor consultation with Taryn Hardes at the registration desk. Times: 9:45-10:15, 10:30-11, 11:45-12:15, 12:45-1:15, 1:30-2, 2:45-3:15. Available to Friday or all-conference pass registrants only.
Note: Jason Maghanoy will be available for revenue diversity consultations Saturday afternoon. MagsBC members can also apply via the Magazine Coach Program to have a 1/2 to full-day consultation session with Jason during the week following the conference.
9 a.m. Use Your Voice: The Power of Small Magazines and Local Media – Keynote Manifesto by Erin Millar, Discourse Media
9:45 a.m. Consultations with Taryn Hardes start
9:50-10:15 a.m.: Refreshment break
10:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions:
- Picture Research and Licensing – Mary Rose MacLachlan, Derek Capitaine, MacCap Permissions
- Using Storytelling to Expand Your Magazine’s Reach – Avie Olarte, Here Magazine and David McKie
- Building Your Magazine Through Unique Brand Experiences and Other Revenue Strategies – Jason Maghanoy, St. Joseph Media
11:45 a.m. Buffet lunch
12:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
- Introduction to Editing Your Writing and Others’ (2 1/2-hour workshop) – Dania Sheldon
- Changes to the CPF Aid To Publishers Program (1-hour: presentation & Q&A) – Canada Periodical Fund (representatives tbd)
- Creative BC Q&A (1 hour) – Erika Kumar and Mathew Parry
1:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
- Dania Sheldon’s editing workshop (continued)
- Leveraging Your Grant Funding to Get Stuff Happening – Allyson McGrane, Left Right Minds
- Service Packages for Small and Niche Magazines – Stacey McLachlan, Canada Wide Media
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment break
3:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
- Freelance Writing – Jennifer Van Evra
- Engaging Underrepresented Writers and Communities in Publishing – Panel, with Yilin Wang, Chimedum Ohaegbu, and Selina Boan. Moderator, Nav Nagra, ROOM magazine.
- How To Do Scrollytelling in an Effective and Appealing Way – Malin Pettersen, Vev Design
4:45-6:30 p.m. After-Conference Social, location tbd. This is a separate cost from the conference. Please register separately for this event. The registration fee covers some appetizers, but attendees must pay for the rest of their own food and drink.
Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020, BCIT Downtown
9-9:30 a.m. Refreshments
Sign up for a Revenue Diversity Doctor consultation with Jason Maghanoy at the registration desk. Times: 12:30-1, 1:15-1:45, 2-2:30, 2:45-3:15. Available to Saturday or all-conference pass registrants only.
9:30 a.m. Concurrent sessions:
- Finding Stories in Numbers (3-hour workshop) – David McKie
– Attendees must bring own laptops with a spreadsheet program they’re familiar with using, e.g. MS Excel. Attendees will also be asked to submit a data-related research question at least a week before the workshop.
- Podcasting (5 1/2-hour workshop) – Sarah Hoyles
– Attendees must bring own laptops with audio editing software (such as Audacity) and any other equipment and audio files they plan to use in creating podcasts.
- Advanced Graphic Design for Magazines (3-hour workshop) – Carley Hodgkinson
12:30-1:15 p.m. Break for lunch (not included)
12:30 p.m. Consultations with Jason Maghanoy start
1:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
- Investigative Collaborations for Local News Organizations and Magazines (1 1/2 hours, to 2:45 p.m.) – Patti Sontag, Institute for Investigative Journalism
- Sarah Hoyles’ podcasting workshop (continued, to 3:45 p.m.)