Sessions Watch this space – information on sessions coming soon! The Unappreciated Art of Writing Short with Shelley Arnusch Long-form features get all the glory, but short pieces are the glue that holds magazines together. Avenue magazine Senior Editor Shelley Arnusch shares her tips and tricks for improving your short game and creating engaging, interesting and readable copy in 400 words or less. The seminar is intended for new and seasoned magazine writers and communicators and will cover: […] Keynote: How Vulnerable is Canada to Fake News? with Linda Solomon Wood Orchestrated campaigns to amplify false and divisive narratives are already active in Canada. These campaigns act like infections in the body politic and the situation is likely to get worse as we head into a federal election and as controversial issues become weaponized by domestic and foreign actors. Linda Solomon Wood will discuss the global […] Copyediting 2.0: Editing in the Age of “Post It Now or Lose Your Audience” with Erin Brenner Focuses on specific techniques for streamlining, triaging, and repurposing work for online publications with tight deadlines. Maximize Your Digital Marketing: Making a Big Splash with a Small Team with Erin Brenner How to craft a solid marketing campaign for your magazine that minimizes time and cost without sacrificing results Podcasting Workshop with Sarah Hoyles (LAB) Using a mix of theory, case studies and hands-on practice, this four-hour workshop will teach you the basics of how to create and edit podcasts and get them in front of your audience. This workshop will be held in the PC lab at UBC Robson Square on the Saturday of the conference (March 2, 2019). First Impressions: A Workshop on Optimizing Your Visual Content and Website Online with Sarah Veness (LAB) Why does my website look great on my laptop but terrible on my phone? What’s the difference between png, jpeg and svg and why should I care? This workshop aims to demystify working with visual content on the web and ensures you’ll walk out of the room with a strategy, tools and tips to make […] Punching Above Your Weight: Narrative Journalism for Smaller Magazines with Curtis Gillespie Editor at Eighteen Bridges and winner of seven National Magazine Awards, Curtis Gillespie will lead you through the ways and means of editing a smaller magazine so that it reads big. Seeing is Believing: Magazine Design Trends with Barbara Woolley Will feature a range of titles, both established and “qUirKy,” to show current trends and leading-edge design in magazine publishing.