Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

The 20th Annual Alberta Magazines Conference to be Held in Calgary March 3 – 4, 2016

AMPA ConferenceThe Alberta Magazine Publisher Association’s 20th anniversary magazine conference – the largest magazine media event in Western Canada – will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary March 3 and 4, 2016. Hear industry experts from across North America share their insight, experience and expertise on the topics that matter most in the magazine publishing industry. The Conference is held in conjunction with the 2016 Alberta Magazine Awards where the winners will be announced at the Gala on March 3. 

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Story Summit 2016: The Intersection of Story, Technology & Sustainability | March 4 – 5, 2016 | Banff Centre

Story SummitStory Summit 2016, presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre addresses new approaches to story-telling, innovating with technology and creating sustainable and innovative production and business models of media content. This unique day and a half gathering allows participants to connect with international experts on the cutting edge of digital media, to work with the tools and gain the knowledge to move careers forward – all in the beautiful setting of The Banff Centre, which naturally opens up creativity.

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Corus Radiothon in Support of Stollery Children’s Hospital to Run January 19 – 20, 2016

Corus RadiothonThe 17th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton from 5:30am to 6:00pm during the two day broadcast. CISN’s sister stations, 92.5 Fresh Radio and 630 CHED, support Radiothon both off- and on-site before and throughout the broadcast. These stations generously donate air time, staff and programming to allow the community a glimpse into everyday life at this world-class Hospital.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour | Alberta Dates

Banff-Mountain-Film-FestivalThe Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is on the road, visiting over 40 countries around the world – bringing some of the favourite films from the Festival to a location near you! It’s time to get pumped for this year’s film lineup! From over 350 films submitted in 2015, 89 films were screened at the Festival in Banff, and approximately 30 films go on the road. Here are the Alberta dates:

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Edmonton Filmmaker Gil Cardinal to Receive the Dave Billington Award on November 7

Gil-CardinalThe David Billington Award is presented by each year by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) to an individual who has made an invaluable contribution to Alberta’s production community and celebrates those individuals who inspire us all with their vision, passion and dedication. This year, Gil Cardinal has been selected by the community to be honoured with this award.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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