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AMC Podcasts: Get to Know Our Speakers

on Thursday, 02 March 2017. Posted in Blog


Get to know the 2017 Alberta Magazines Conference speakers in our podcast series! We talk shop with Haley Overland of Chatelaine, Andrew Rolf Innovation Media and John Bennet, formerly of The New Yorker, and go behind the story with Eighteen Bridges editor Curtis Gillespie and writer Lisa Gregoire. 

The Alberta Magazines Conference is an opportunity to connect with colleagues and hear industry experts from across North America share their insights, experience and expertise on the topics that matter most in the magazine publishing industry. Final deadline to register/purchase gala tickets: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Overland.jpgPublishing in Real Time with Haley Overland 
Haley Overland, senior editor of social media for Canada’s preeminent women’s magazine, Chatelaine, discusses what social media can and can’t do for magazines. She joined us just days after the Women’s March on Washington and reveals how a legacy magazine covered it in real time and pulled off an epic live operation.
2D: What Social Media Can Do for Magazines 


Rolf.jpgThe World Report on Magazine Innovation with Andrew Rolf
How can magazines embrace media innovations without being seduced by flashes in the pan? Consultant Andrew Rolf, former head of commercial delivery at the Guardian, brings the “Good News” from the Innovation in Magazine Media 2017-18 World Report, and discusses the potential of technologies like augmented reality and in-car media.
Keynote Luncheon: Innovation in Magazine Media 2017-18 World Report


Bennet.jpgJohn Bennet: What I Learned After 40 Years with the New Yorker
John Bennet started at the New Yorker’s copy desk in 1975 and retired as a senior editor in late 2016. As a guest of the 2017 Alberta Magazines Conference, he’ll discuss how to be a better editor. In this episode he discusses what he learned from legendary editors like William Shawn, and argues why a writer’s best work happens when they’re on the verge of a meltdown.
MC2: Masterclass: Becoming a Better Editor
KN1: Keynote: Q&A with John Bennet, hosted by Chris Frey 

Gillespie.jpgBehind the Story with Curtis Gillespie 
Curtis Gillespie, the award-winning co-founder and editor of Eighteen Bridges magazine, knows that when it comes to creating strong content, size doesn’t matter. Go behind the scenes with Gillespie and writer Lisa Gregoire as she talks about what went into writing her award-winning cover story, Breathing Holes. Gregoire delves into what it’s like to report on domestic violence in Canada’s north — and become the subject herself.
1A: Small Magazines, Big Ambitions

Learn more and register at  

To reserve a discounted room in AMPA's block at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, book before March 4. 

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