2022 AMPA Conference

2022 AMPA Conference Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Day 1 (Thursday, September 22, 2022)

10:00 – 10:30 AM

  • Networking Coffee
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Keynote Presentation

  • KN1 Around the World in 60 Minutes with James Hewes, FIPP
11:45 – 12:45 PM

Keynote Presentation

  • KN2 Decolonizing Strategies for Media with Shani Gwin, pipikwan pêhtâkwan
12:45 – 1:50 PM

Networking Luncheon Buffet

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions (Breakouts)

  • 1A Creating Arresting Covers for Print and Digital with Sun Ngo, Chatelaine
  • 1B Taking Your Custom Content and Clients from Meh to Yeah! with Dan Rubinstein, Carleton University and Joyce Byrne
  • 1C Everything is Figure-outable!: How to Create the Most Effective Working Relationship Between EIC and Sales Director with Michelle Kelly and Rosemary Munroe, Blue Ant Media
  • 1D Op-Ed Panel
3:15 – 4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions (Breakouts)

  • 1E It’s Plus Web, Not Versus! Making Better Magazine Websites: Branding, UX, Accessibility and More with Marina Beniaminov, Pixel Studioz
  • 1F Working with Emerging and First-Time Writers with Kyle Wyatt, Literary Review of Canada
  • 1G Selling Branded Content with Rosemary Munroe, Blue Ant Media
  • 1H Why Podcasting Can Kick-Start Your Revenue Diversification Strategy with James Hewes, FIPP
4:30 – 5:00 PM

AMPA’s Annual General Meeting

5:30 – 6:00 PM

2022 Awards Gala Networking Cocktails

6:30 PM

2022 Awards Gala

Day 2 (Friday, September 23, 2022)

8:30 – 9:00 AM

  • Networking Coffee
9:00 – 10:00 AM

Keynote Presentation

  •  KN3 Subscription and Membership Publishing: Trends and Tactics for Paid Content Models with Jack Marshall, Toolkits
10:15 – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions (Breakouts)

  • 2A Telling Great Stories Online with Shawn Parkinson, The Narwhal
  • 2B Secrets of the CL Multiverse: How to Be a Superhero Content Creator with Michelle Kelly, Blue Ant Media
10:15 – 12:45 PM

Roundtable Discussions

  • 2C Lessons from 25 Years of the Stinging Fly: A Literary and Cultural Magazine Roundtable with Declan Meade, The Stinging Fly
  • 2D Roundtable for University, Alumni and House Magazines with Dan Rubinstein, Carleton University and Lisa Cook, New Trail

Join us for the 2022 Alberta Magazines Conference!

Together again in autumn 2022! AMPA along with our Curriculum Consultant, Joyce Byrne, have programmed two days of inspired keynote presentations, multi-track sessions for editors, art directors, publishers and writers. Register to discover the latest trends and innovations from our industry partners. The conference will kick off September 22 with a full-day of programming with keynote presentations and concurrent breakout sessions followed by the 2022 Awards Gala in the evening. On Friday, September 23, we’ll kick off this half day of programming with a keynote presentation followed by concurrent roundtable discussions.


Registration now open! 

AMPA has been experiencing difficulty with our website, and so we are temporarily using Eventbrite for conference registration. If you have any questions, please contact ampa@albertamagazines.com


In recognition of our commitment towards reconciliation, the 2022 Alberta Magazines Conference will be held at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino which is owned and operated by the Tsuut’ina Nation. We encourage you to take a moment to learn about the histories of the Tsuut’ina Nation.

The Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is located at 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary, AB T3E 3X8.

Conference attendees can take advantage of the preferred conference rate of $159.00 + applicable taxes per night. Contact the reservation desk to book your stay using the group name Alberta Magazine Publishers Association at 1.844.719.8777 or 403.719. 8777 by Sunday, August 28, 2022 to secure your room.

Out-of-town magazine members are eligible for travel bursaries. Please contact director@albertamagazines.com by Friday, September 9, 2022.

Student Pass

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

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 to honour and celebrate the work of magazine makers – the editors, art directors, writers, photographers, and illustrators in 18 written, visual, digital, and integrated Showcase Award categories, 5 Alberta Achievement Award categories, and 3 Out-of-Province Awards.

Stay tuned as we continue to work to bring you the Awards Gala and recognize the hard work of all the dedicated magazine professionals.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before August 23, 2022 will incur a $50 service charge. Cancellations after August 23, 2022 will not be eligible for a refund.

Please contact ampa@albertamagazines.com or 403.262.0081 if you have any questions.

Industry Partners

Thanks to our industry sponsors and government funders.
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