A Skills & Project Development Conference for people who work in
Factual, Lifestyle & Documentary Television
Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Vancouver, BC


FACTUALWEST is the only conference in North America focusing exclusively on skills & project development for creators, crew and producers working in factual, lifestyle and documentary television.

organized by the people, for the people

FactualWEST is organized by Field & Post Vancouver, a non-profit community organization of people who work in factual, lifestyle and documentary television. We’re all volunteers, doing our part to keep the industry thriving. Visit www.fieldandpost.ca to learn more, and become a member.

thank you to our great partners!

FactualWEST is made possible by the support of a number of generous partners and sponsors who help fund and program the event.

led by an industry-wide advisory board

FactualWEST is grateful for the effort put in by our volunteer advisory board, who represent a cross-section of the industry.

last year

The third annual FactualWEST conference was held in November, 2018 and brought together delegates for an exceptional day of skills development and networking.


FactualWEST is presented by Field & Post Vancouver
with the generous support of a variety of funding partners and sponsors who recognize the value of this conference.

Co-Presenting Partners


Partner Sponsor

Director’s Guild of Canada I Canada Media Fund

Great Pacific TV I Rogers Fund

Senior Sponsor

Chandler Fogden Aldous Law Firm I Knowledge Network Omnifilm Entertainment

Contributing Sponsor

Entertainment One I Finale Post Production

Front Row Insurance I Screen Siren Pictures Inc.


Anaid Productions I Creek Water Media I

Line 21 Media Services

If you would like to become a sponsor, please email us at info@fieldandpost.ca

our team

FactualWEST thanks everyone who puts so much time, energy and passion into making this event possible.

Event Producer
Amber Orchard, Amber Orchard Events

Programming Manager
Kate Green

Curriculum Consultant
Liz Schulze

Theodora Jean, Coldwater Communications

Programming Co-Chairs
Kate Green, Cheryl Binning

Fund Development Committee
Trish Neufeld, John Ritchie, Michael Francis

Field and Post Vancouver Board of Directors

John Ritchie –  President
Michael Francis – Vice President
Dana Johl – Treasurer
Jenypher Fisher – Secretary
Renée Lukacs
Dominique Basi
Cheryl Binning
Kate Green

Trish Neufeld
Alec Richardson
David Schmidt
David Way