Event: The Modern Magazine 2017

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It’s with great pleasure that we can announce our annual editorial conference, The Modern Magazine will be returning this autumn for another jam-packed day of talks from designers, editors and publishers.

As ever, ModMag will feature an international lineup of some of the most exciting figures in current magazine publishing, from founders of emerging independent titles to senior figures from established magazines. All will provide their own unique insight into today’s magazines and the challenges they face.

With 2017 marking the fifth edition of the conference, we’ll be celebrating by welcoming back some of our favourite speakers from past years too, to discuss how things have changed since we last heard from them.

We’re also moving to a beautiful new venue to accommodate more people following the  over-subscribed waitlist for tickets last year. The move also means we can keep tickets prices at the same rate as last year. Conway Hall is a unique, wood-panelled central London venue designed in 1929 by Frederick Mansford, and will be an ideal new home for ModMag.

The first speakers confirmed for The Modern Magazine 2017 are:

Anja Aronowsky Cronberg — Editor-in-chief/founder, Vestoj (France)
Mirko Borsche — Bureau Mirko Borsche (Germany)
Tony Brook
Co-founder, Unit Editions (UK)
Francesco Franchi — Managing Editor, la Repubblica (Italy)
Lydia Garnett
Co-editor-in-chief, Accent (UK)
Takahiro Kinoshita
Editor-in-chief, Popeye (Japan)
Owen Pritchard
Editor, It’s Nice That (UK)
Liv Siddall
Editor, Rough Trade Magazine (UK)

We’ll be updating this post regularly as we complete the lineup and add full biographies, so check back over the coming weeks for additions. We’ll also be featuring our speakers on the Journal in the run up to the day.

The Modern Magazine 2017
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Thursday 2 November
9am to 5.30pm


Book your ticket now


Group booking discounts are available. Please email stephanie@magculture.com for further information.

The special publication about ModMag16 is about to go to press and will be with attendees shortly. More news soon.

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Please note the change of date from that previously promoted; this is for reasons beyond our control, apologies for any inconvenience. We reserve the right to change the lineup.

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