Canadian Magazine Industry News
13 October 2011,     TORONTO
Early-bird deadline Friday for COPA+ digital publishing conference
Tomorrow is the early-bird registration deadline for Masthead's new digital publishing conference, dubbed COPA+ and held in conjunction with the Canadian Online Publishing Awards.

Keynote speaker Staffan Ekholm
Keynote speaker Staffan Ekholm
Readers can save $30 by registering online for the Oct. 24 event, to be held at the historic Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street West in Toronto.

COPA+ features leaders in the world of tablet publishing, interactive design, mobile, and web-based publishing, delivering international and Canadian perspectives.

Among the highlights:

Keynote address from Stockholm's Steffan Ekholm, whose company created the first native magazine app for the iPad. Hear the experiences of a leader in tablet publishing

Panel discussion, "Where's the money?", with digital publishing executives from Rogers Publishing, St. Joseph Media Digital, Torstar Digital, National Post, and TorontoStandard.com

Saavy start-ups vs established media brands: who will win the mobile space? With award-winning interactive designer Geoff Teehan of Teehan + Lax

Smart pricing, packaging & monetization: a overview of North American practices at digital magazines and newspapers from consultant Bob Atkinson

Audit report shoot-out: compare and contrast the new digital and multimedia reporting formats and offerings from ABC and CCAB

Technology! See and touch new digital publishing technology at the COPA Café & Market (free to attend)
 
 
A full conference pass is $259 and includes a networking lunch and admittance to the third-annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards starting at 5 p.m., with host Nora Young from CBC Radio's "Spark." Free wi-fi at the Gladstone.

Thanks to our sponsors ABC, CCAB, Cornerstone Group, Mag+, Mygazines and Texterity. Watch for news of more partners soon.

Click for full conference schedule and to register.


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