The Modern Magazine conference

Following the publication of his Modern Magazine book, Jeremy Leslie is running a conference of the same name this week at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.

The Modern Magazine

There’s an impressive list of speakers, including type designer Paul Barnes, Harper’s Bazaar editor Justine Picardie and Wallpaper and Monocle founder Tyler Brûlé.

In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Richard Turley is flying in from New York, and Apartamento co-founder Omar Sosa is coming over from Barcelona.

Sprinkled among the keynote speeches will be a series of shorter presentations by independent magazine founders, including Davey Spens of Boat, Cathy Olmedillas of Anorak and Eye co-owner Simon Esterson.

Two panel discussions will look at independent magazines and women’s magazines, which Leslie describes as ‘a much-maligned area of publishing often overlooked at creative events’.

Leslie says the aim of the day is to combine the keynote talks with the briefer presentations and panel discussions. He says, ‘The schedule mixes these up to give some contrast and pace. Think of the day as a magazine…’

The Modern Magazine conference takes place on 16 October at Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C. Tickets cost £140 and are available here: The Modern Magazine book is published by Laurence King priced at £28.

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