Returning for the seventh year on November 4 & 5, 2022 with a two-day event, FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind conference for producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television. We bring together top showrunners, broadcasters, creators and producers to lead sessions and case studies designed to help you increase your skills, learn practical tips and get useful insights you can use to move your career and your projects forward.

The sessions focus on developing the skills you care about most: Writing, Producing, Field and Post and Digital Storytelling. These practical sessions will be led by top talent from LA, Toronto, New York, and Vancouver. Hear from creators, showrunners and producers from such shows as Oprah’s Master Class, Pamela’s Garden of EdenHip Hop My House and Untold: The Girlfriend that Never Existed.

The conference will also include a Keynote, a What's Hot in Factual Panel, a Pitch Thunderdome and One-on-One Pitch Sessions with Corus, Bell Media, and CBC, as well as a number of networking opportunities: lunch, breaks, receptions and new this year, FactualWEST AfterDARK. 

Plus on November 6th, as an add-on, we will be offering a full day Story Editors Lab for those wanting to learn and hone their Story Editing skills. 

FactualWEST is made possible by our kind sponsors and supporters: Co-Presenters: Creative BC and Bell Fund, Premium Sponsor: CMPA-BC; Partner Sponsors: Canada Media Fund, Fireworks Media Group, Big Time Decent Productions, Great Pacific Media, and Rogers Group of Funds; Senior Sponsors: Chandler Fogden Aldous Entertainment Law, Tyson Media Productions and Omnifilm; Supporter: Front Row Insurance.

For a complete schedule or to register, visit