Canadian Magazine Industry News
17 January 2013,    
Robert Newman tapped for Alberta conference keynote
Keynote speaker Robert Newman
Keynote speaker Robert Newman
The Alberta Magazines Conference (AMC) has announced its 2013 lineup. The speakers will deliver talks at the Calgary event March 14 and 15 at the Carriage House Inn. Robert Newman, most recently design director of Fortune and creative director of Real Simple, will deliver the keynote address.

Newman has also held design positions at Entertainment Weekly, New York, Details, Vibe, Inside, The Village Voice and Guitar World. His talk will address the conference's theme, "The Future of Publishing Is Now,” and will touch on trends in print, digital, mobile and online publishing.

The full roster includes experts from across North America, and topics will cover editorial, publishing, circulation, advertising, design and digital.

Slated to appear are:

Kathryn Brownlie, acting A.V.P./marketing, Royal Ontario Museum
Chelsea Cardinal, art director, GQ
Aleece Germano, social media marketing, TC Transcontinental
Jennifer Keltner, crafts group executive editor, Meredith Corporation
Kim Pittaway, editorial consultant, educator, journalist (Reader's Digest, Cottage Life)
Thomas Porostocky, art director and graphic designer (I.D., Wired)
Jessica Ross, tablet publishing manager, TC Media
Terry Sellwood, chief operating officer, Cottage Life Media
Darlene Storey, vice-president of consumer marketing & production, St. Joseph Media
Martin Wong, partner, Smartt

Full bios are available on the Alberta Magazines website.

AMC is the largest magazine conference for professional development in Western Canada, and features the Alberta Magazine Awards gala.
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