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When done well, public events are an important initiative for many media companies, but making the initial leap to the stage can be challenging. The Walrus made that leap, and their events program has become a key part of their content offering, but successful events take careful planning and execution. Their flagship nationwide series, The Walrus Talks, is popular and respected, brings together great content, great audiences, and great sponsors. At The Key to Successful Events learn the whys and hows of building successful events from The Walrus‘s Director of Events David Leonard as he shares what The Walrus has learned about using events to support their magazine, and their brand as a whole.

The digital publishing ecosystem is rife with manipulation, fraud and scams. At Exposing Ad Fraud and Other Forms of Digital Deception, veteran journalist Craig Silverman provides a look at common schemes and scams, with a particular focus on ad fraud and the gaming of social platforms. Learn how to spot these schemes, while publishers and ad execs can learn how to avoid getting caught up in them.

So, the Results are in and They Suck: What Now? A session title to get your attention but seriously, talking about failure is hard. We all like to get up on stages and walk around conferences talking about our latest success. It’s nice. It’s fun. But it’s also boring. Let’s turn things upside down and talk about the things that, well, sucked. Join PressReader’s Chloe Sargent as she explores what hasn’t worked for magazines and asks the ultimate question: why?


For some magazine writers, the thought of making the leap to non-fiction books seems like a daunting task. But many writers have successfully navigated the different approach needed to get a project greenlit and onto bookshelves.

The process of making the transition from magazine writing to book publishing is explored at MagNet 2018 in a session called Making the Leap to Books. Panellists include Stephen Kimber, author of nine books and a longtime magazine and newspaper journalist. Kimber is also a professor at University of King’s College, in their journalism and MFA program in creative non-fiction. Hear his thoughts on the process of becoming a book author in the latest AudioMag episode.

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MagNet Square! Catch up on the latest at the Marketplace and check out the hottest technologies, products and market research. Or take a break from your busy day to join your friends and colleagues for a casual breakfast, buffet lunch and coffee breaks.

Bursaries! Magazines Canada is offering rebates for MagNet expenses to members in good standing that have annual circulation under 25,000. We’ll cover 50% of your travel costs and 50% of your session fees. Bursaries are limited, so visit to apply now!

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