AMPA150On March 8 & 9, join the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary for two days of sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations by industry leaders and innovators. Now in its 23rd year, the conference has become an industry institution and an incomparable opportunity for professional growth – both for publishing hopefuls and old hands.

For more than 20 years, the Alberta Magazines Conference has hosted visionaries and innovators from some of the world’s leading media brands, including The New YorkerBon AppetitCalifornia SundayFood52GQLucky PeachBloomberg Businessweek, the WalrusWIREDPopular MechanicsField & StreamReport on BusinessCanadian LivingThis Magazine, and Cottage Life.

The Alberta Magazines Conference is an opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn new skills in management, editorial, digital media, design, marketing, production and advertising sales.

AMPA is pleased to welcome 2018’s stellar roster of speakers to Western Canada. Find out why these visionaries and experienced publishing professionals have succeeded, where they’ve struggled and what they’ve learned.


Jeremy Leslie, magCulture Studio UK
Kate Lesniak, publisher, BitchMedia
Amy Shellenbaum, online director, Popular Science
Penny Caldwell, former Cottage Life editor and publisher
Melanie Deziel, branded content consultant and speaker
Chris Baylis, president, The Sponsorship Collective
Anthony Licata, editorial director, Bonnier Lifestyle
Todd Hirsch, chief economist, ATB Financial
Brinda Luckoo, president, Inovva by Equisoft
Mark Marhorsky, creative director, Texas Highways
Paddy Harrington, founder, Frontier
Louis Delone, president, Whippoorwill Advisors
Devra Ferst, freelance writer and former editor at Tasting Table and Eater

The largest event of its kind in Western Canada, the Alberta Magazines Conference continues to deliver big ideas, deep insights and endless possibilities in all aspects of magazine publishing (digital media, editorial, circulation, management, ad sales, design and production) in addition to networking opportunities with colleagues and industry partners.

Stay informed and get motivated at the 23rd annual Alberta Magazines Conference, a learning and networking event for magazine media professionals.

Early bird registration deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Final registration deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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About the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) sustains a healthy magazine industry by serving the people who publish, create, print and distribute a uniquely Albertan view of the world. We’re a classroom, a forum, a newsletter, an advocate and a united voice for magazine publishers in the province. We support Alberta magazines though promotion,, advancement and practical programs that foster professional development and industry growth.