Friday, January 30, 2009

School for Professional Publishing cancelled by Magazines Canada

Magazines Canada has cancelled its annual School for Professional Publishing. Faced with budget cutbacks and travel restrictions among member publishing companies and magazines, it was decided that the comprehensive 9-day professional development workshop, normally held each spring in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will not be held this year. Faculty have been told the workshop is postponed until 2010.

The program, known affectionately by its many faculty and participants as P2, was in its fifth year. It had grown out of the previous Magazine Publishing Workshop, run for some years by Magazines Canada, itself a successor to the Banff Publishing Workshop, started more than 20 years ago.

Disclosure: I was the curriculum coordinator for P2.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes me sad. So many small Canadian mags benefitted from the program to grow successfully. I loved being there on the occasion that I could help out on the design side. The mix of people from all sides of the business working together, trying to understand each other, was inspiring.

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