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Magazines in a Digital World

March 28 - March 28
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
25 Dockside Drive, 8th Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Magazines in a Digital World is hosted by Magazines Canada and Interactive Ontario. This new half-day event will present panel discussions on the digital evolution of publishing and provide insights on how publishers large and small are using new platforms like virtual reality and video to reach their audiences.

Meet with attendees from the publishing and interactive digital media worlds at a networking breakfast and break—and set the stage for new collaborations in storytelling.

Venue: Corus Theatre (25 Dockside Drive)
Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am–12:15 pm
Tickets: $20 for IO, Magazines Canada and Ontario Book Publishers Organization members; $30 for non-members
Register online at magazinesinadigitalworld.eventbrite.ca. (If you are a Magazines Canada member, please check your email or contact us for the discount code.)

Schedule

9:00–9:30 am
Registration & breakfast

9:30–10:15 am
VR for Journalism
This session will examine how VR is being used to tell factual stories in a variety of ways. As a medium that allows audiences to immerse themselves completely, VR offers new possibilities for how stories are told. How do you get started in VR? What considerations are unique to developing VR projects? Panelists will discuss the collaborations and processes they undertake and where they see VR development heading.

Moderator
CJ Hervey, Executive Producer, Quit Your Day Job Pictures

Panellists
Saleem Khan, Founder, Jovrnalism
J. Lee Williams, President, Occupied VR
Nicole Del Medico, Creator, Never Forget: An Architecture of Memory
Karen Vanderborght, Creative VR Director, NFB, Ocean School

10:15–11:00 am
Telling Stories and Generating Revenue Through Video
Increasingly, magazines are creating compelling video content to reach new audiences. This session will look at standalone video content, as well as how to integrate video as a component of written editorial packages. Opportunities in sponsored content and livestreaming video will also be discussed.

Moderator
Matthew Holmes, CEO, Magazines Canada

Panellists
Andrew Tolson, Editor-in-Chief, Video, Rogers Digital Content & Publishing
+ more to be announced!

11:00–11:15 am
Networking break

11:15 am–12:00 pm
Finding Your Community: Engaging Audiences Online and IRL
These days, savvy magazines engage their audiences on diverse platforms across print, web, social media and even in person. Join panellists who have built loyal readerships through a mix of strategies, as they tell us how they found their publication’s community. Whether it’s great social content, IRL events or email newsletters, find out what they’ve done that could work for you.

Moderator
Andrea Chiu, Freelance journalist, social media strategist and @TOFoodie

Panellists
Haley Overland, Senior Editor, Social Media, Chatelaine
Fabi Reyna, Editor-in-Chief, She Shreds Magazine
David Topping, Digital Strategy & Product Manager, St. Joseph Communications

12:00–12:10 pm
Closing remarks

Presenting Partner:

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

Event Partner:

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