Alberta Magazines Conference June 2 and 3, 2021

2021 AMPA Conference


This year, we’re taking it online to bring the best in the world to your doorstep. You’ll gain cutting-edge insights and learn how innovators are adapting to grow their brands and find success.

2021 AMPA Conference Schedule

See the Detailed Schedule Here

Day 1 (Wednesday, June 2, 2021)

9:50 – 11:00 AM

  • Welcome and KN1 Keynote with John Wilpers
    Innovation That Will Transform Your Business
11:00 – 11:15 AM

  • Networking Break
11:15 – 12:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions (Breakouts)

  • 1A Margo Bock Revenue Mining: What it Takes
    to Grow Your Territory
  • 1B Michelle Kelly Channelling Success:
    A NewsletterStrategy That Grows
    Audience and Revenue
  • 1C Michael Lista Investigative Reporting:
    The Non-Fiction Fairy Tale
12:15 – 1:00 PM

Lunch on your own

1:00 – 2:00 PM

  • KN2 Keynote with Jocelyn Bell
    From The Observer to Broadview: Rebranding North America’s Oldest (Continuously Published) Magazine
2:00 – 2:15 PM

  • Networking Break
2:15 – 3:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions (Breakouts)

  • 1D Jerrid Grimm The State Of Sponsored Content
  • 1E Sarmishta Subramanian The Editor/Writer
    Relationship: A Conversation with Myself

Day 2 (Thursday, June 3, 2021)

9:50 – 11:00 AM

  • Welcome and KN3 Keynote with David Gibson
    Doing More with Less – and Flourishing
11:00 – 11:15 AM

  •  Networking Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions (Breakouts)

  • 2A Kilian Schalk Content-First Workflows that Support
    Multi-Channel Publishing
  • 2B Dana DiTomaso Mobile-First Strategy:
    Making Your Website Great on Every Platform
  • 2C Pete Ryan The Art of the Commission:
    Successful Collaboration Between Art Directors
    and Illustrators
12:15 – 1:00 PM

Lunch on your own

1:00 – 2:00 PM

  • KN4 Keynote with Waubgeshig Rice
    On Writing and Reciprocity
2:00 – 2:15 PM

  •  Networking Break
2:15 – 3:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions (Breakouts)

  • 2D Eithne McCredie 10 Old-School Circulation Strategies
    that Still Work
  • 2E  Brian Morgan What I Talk About When I Talk About Design
5:00 PM

  • Awards Gala

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021
Alberta Magazines Conference and Awards Gala!

Get inspired with keynote presentations, multi-track sessions for editors, art directors, publishers and writers, and discover the latest trends and innovations from our industry partners.


Register online and choose the Full Conference Pass (June 2 and June 3) with two days of keynote presentations, your choice of breakout sessions and plenty of networking opportunities) or a One Day Pass for either June 2 or June 3 and take part in one day of keynote presentations, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. Registration closes Friday, May 28, 2021. Register today!

Student Pass

Current full-time students receive AMPA member pricing on all passes.

  • $85 for Members & Students $105 for Non-Members

  • $50 for Members & Students $75 for Non-Members

Awards Gala

The Alberta Magazine Awards program honours and celebrates the work of magazine makers who collectively bring passion and insight to our unique Alberta culture and ensure Alberta voices and stories are shared throughout the province and beyond our borders.

Join us June 3 to honour and celebrate the work of magazine makers – the editors, art directors, writers, photographers, and illustrators in 19 Showcase Award categories, 5 Alberta Achievement categories, and 6 new out-of-province categories.

Registration for the Awards Gala is free!

  • AMPA Awards and Gala Tickets

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before May 26, 2021 will incur a $50 service charge. Cancellations after May 26, 2021 will not be eligible for a refund.

Please contact or 403.262.0081 if you have any questions.

Industry Partners

Thanks to our industry sponsors and government funders.
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