Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MagsBC revives MagsWest conference

The Magazine Association of BC is reviving its MagsWest conference on November 6 at the VSO School of Music in Vancouver. MagsWest is a one-day conference for magazine staff and contributors, freelancers, bloggers and others interested in publishing and promoting creative content. This is good news after a difficult period for MagsBC during the past couple of years becaus funding problems raised a question whether such professional development could any longer be afforded.

Among the sessions on offer is Ian MacKenzie, filmmaker and media activist (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics), presenting Kickstarter or Bust, for anyone who wants to make their idea a reality through crowdfunding. MacKenzie has successfully helped raise over one million dollars through over 40 crowdfunding projects. In this workshop he demystifies the world of crowdfunding and shares the strategies behind some of the most successful campaigns. 

Other sessions:
  • Financial Management for Small Magazines: Lisa Whittington-Hill, This magazine, Toronto
  • Inbound Marketing for Online Magazines and Bloggers: Patrick Sauriol, DigiBC, Vancouver
  • Production Workflow/Project Management Tips and Tools: Jess Ross, TVA Publications, Ryerson University, Toronto
  • From Social Media to Social Websites: the Changing Nature of an Online Presence: Phillip Djwa, Agentic Digital Media, Vancouver.



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