The Magazines West professional development conference Oct 26th and 27th is uniting publishers, editors, writers, designers, salespeople, printers and developers who work for magazine titles that range from literary and lifestyle, to business and news, and are in both online and in print formats.

While offering an opportunity to network as well as Q &A sessions, the conference also offers participation in 2- to 3-hour intensives and Mac labs, the aim being for magazine staff to further develop their skill set.

The event also includes a robust guest speaker list from across the province.


Jeanette Ageson

Chief Revenue Officer, The Tyee

Felice Bisby

Photo Editor/Designer, Knowledge Network

Harold Boies

Director, Periodical Publishing Policy and Programs, Canadian Heritage

Denny Dias

Video Producer/Graphic Designer, Alive Publishing

Sue Donaldson

Literary Arts Program Officer, BC Arts Council

Scott Gray

Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Mitchell Press

Taryn Hardes

Digital Marketer and Freelance Social Media Strategist

Kate Lesniak

Publisher, Bitch Media

AnnMarie MacKinnon

Publisher, Geist magazine

Ijeoma Oluo

Editor-at-Large, The Establishment

Devon Persing

Accessibility Specialist, Simply Accessible

Karm Sumal

Co-Founder and CEO, Daily Hive

Jenny Uechi

Special Reports, National Observer