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MagNet 2016

June 7, 2016 - June 9, 2016

MagNet is North America’s largest gathering of magazine media stakeholders. With more than 30 sessions and keynotes, plenaries, awards and networking receptions attracting 1,200+ from across Canada and beyond, MagNet is THE place to be to build your skills and grow your business.

Conference Passes

You asked, we listened. Now MagNet makes it ever easier to customize your conference experience and is offering two new packages for your convenience.

Three-day Conference Pass: MagNet Marquee, 4 sessions on Wednesday, 4 sessions on Thursday and lunch both days.

One-day Pass: 4 sessions and lunch on either Wednesday or Thursday.

But don’t worry, we also still have the same flexible registration options you know and love.

Meet Up at MagNet Square

This year MagNet brings all off-session activity into one dynamic space—MagNet Square, located in Courtyard Hall. This includes the ever-popular MagNet Marketplace, where you can check out the latest technologies, products and market research, and discover how to harness these advancements to connect with your readers.

Join friends and colleagues in the Square for casual breakfast, lunch and coffee break service. Check your email, hold meetings and catch up with friends. And while you charge up, so can your devices at convenient charging stations.

At lunch, stop by for an appointment with the Social Media Doctors, expert social media professionals who’ll be on hand to help you get the most out of your social media activity in information-packed, ten-minute check ups.

Come back at the end of each day to let your hair down at lively networking receptions. Wednesday evening, it’s the CDS Global Circulator presented by CMC, and on Thursday, Magazines Canada presents MagNet Squared! Join MagNeteers from across all regions and sectors of the Canadian magazine media industry (and beyond!) for yummy hors d’oeuvres and tasty cocktails. Share your conference experiences, meet new friends and rub shoulders with some of the best in the business.

We’ll see you in MagNet Square!

Keynote Sessions

MagNet’s keynote sessions feature successful and inspiring leaders in business and media, including MagNet Marquee speaker Jay Lauf, the president and publisher of Quartz, on digital revenue growth; Emmy-award-winner and 25-year media veteran Ryan Dohrn on ad sales success; and Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital office of the Met Museum, on social media strategy.

Free Sessions

Fire up your mind for the day ahead by beginning your MagNet mornings with some forward-thinking on important issues. Two FREE plenary sessions about Public Policy and Cultural Diversity in the Workplace will kick off MagNet programming on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45 am. The plenary sessions are relevant to anyone in a management role.

Join social media keynote speaker Sree Sreenivasan of @MetMuseum for a Sunrise Instagram Walk on Wednesday morning as he shares great tips for mobile photography and Instagram. It’s free to attend: bring your smartphone or camera and meet in the Courtyard Toronto Downtown lobby for a fun way to start your MagNet morning.

Returning Favorites

Marquee and Mingle: Opening Night, June 7

MagNet invites all conference goers to an opening night soiree following an inspiring Marquee presentation from digital revenue maestro Jay Lauf. As SVP of Atlantic Media and co-president/publisher of Quartz, Jay is an expert on what it takes to make high quality, high integrity journalism commercially viable. Mingle, reconnect and meet new friends to kick off a memorable MagNet 2016.

MagNet AudioMags

Hear highlights from MagNet speakers past and present with Magazines Canada’s podcast series AudioMag. New views, opinion and timely information straight to you, from the industry’s best and brightest! Find the complete series at magazinescanada.ca/audiomag.

Tweet What You Learn!

Follow @MagNetCanada and use the hashtag #MagNet16 to connect with your fellow MagNeteers and share what inspired you from your sessions.


June 7, 2016
June 9, 2016
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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X7 Canada
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