Monday, April 24th, 2017

MagNet Starts Tomorrow!

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Canada’s largest annual magazine media conference kicks off tomorrow! Whether you’re following the action online or in person, it’s going to be an exciting week as magazine professionals from across the country arrive in Toronto (where it’s officially Canadian Magazine Week!) to hear from our industry’s leaders and innovators.

How to Get to MagNet

MagNet is happening at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown (475 Yonge Street). The venue is within walking distance of the Yonge and College intersection and is easily accessible by public transit. Find driving directions and further travel details on the Courtyard Toronto Downtown website.

When you arrive, you’ll find MagNet on the ground level of the hotel. Here’s the Courtyard Downtown floor plan.

Arrive half an hour before your first session starts to allow yourself time to pick up your name-badge, grab a coffee, browse MagNet Square and find your session room.

Haven’t registered for MagNet yet? It’s not too late! We <3 walk-ups.
On-site registration opens at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown at 8 am on Wednesday, April 26.

Keep Up with the Action

If you can’t make it to MagNet, don’t worry: there are great resources for MagNeteers following along at home or the office! We’ll be posting during the conference on Twitter @MagNetCanada, and photos, videos and insights from the sessions will be flying at the #MagNet17 hashtag. Follow along for conference updates.

After MagNet, you’ll find session presentations, photos and speaker interviews at

Psssst… Great Prizes at MagNet Square

Receive mobile strategy recommendations tailored for YOUR business by winning a free consultation with the experts at Pugpig, who have helped launch mobile apps with the UK’s leading magazine publishers such as Conde Nast, Hearst Magazines and The Economist. This prize, courtesy of Pugpig and its partner, The Canadian Press, is valued at $4,000 and includes the development of a proof of concept mobile app! You can also win an 8″ Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet courtesy of PressReader. Drop off your business card at the MagNet Square to enter.

MagNet Square is THE place to network this year. Coffee breaks, buffet lunches, receptions, awards and, of course, the Marketplace exhibitors will all be in this one lively spot! Receptions and coffee breaks are complimentary, but you must register for the delicious buffet lunches. Don’t worry, you can do this on site if you haven’t registered for the lunches yet.

Representatives from the Canada Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation will each have a table in MagNet Square. Come out and meet the funders to discuss their programs and ask your questions.

More questions? We’ve put together a handy FAQ sheet, and you can always get in touch with the MagNet team at

See you at MagNet!

Canada’s largest magazine media superconference takes place April 25-28 in downtown Toronto! Visit and follow us on Twitter @MagNetCanada and #MagNet17.