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Magazine Publishing Conferences: We’ll See You There!


It’s a busy world, but it’s important for those in the industry to remain current, sharp, informed, and connected. Take some time to get out of the office and scope out a major magazine publishing conference or two! It’s a great way to be continually improving: Hear fresh ideas, learn new concepts, and adopt best practices. You might also find that face-to-face networking can provide you with valuable contacts.

Below are several major North American magazine conferences that deserve your consideration.

American Magazine Media Conference

WHAT: The American Magazine Media Conference by the Association of Magazine Media

WHEN: Feb. 6, 2018

WHERE: New York, NY

THEME: Magazine Media. Better. Believe It. — This event is all about engagement: Magazines have the power to influence readers more so than any other content and advertising method.

WHO: Four hundred magazine industry influencers — from CEOs to members of the press — are expected to attend, representing decision-makers from both publishing and content.

OF NOTE: The MPA also publishes Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report, a monthly industry metric covering print and digital editions, web (desktop/laptop), mobile web, video, and social media, and the yearly Magazine Media Factbook, offering trends, facts, and news about the magazine industry. The Factbook download is free.


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Super Niche Event

WHAT: The Super Niche Event is a combination of the Niche Media Conference, Niche EventFest, NicheTek, and Camp Niche Ad Sales Training events. This event is geared toward teaching you how to build your publishing business and increase revenue. The Super Niche Event is unique in that they have limited space of 300 attendees to provide for a better experience.

WHEN: March 5-7, 2018

WHERE: Louisville, KY

WHO: Designed just for niche publishers, Super Niche is all about helping you drive new revenues with practical, actionable strategies and tactics.

OF NOTE: Niche meetings are creative, high energy, informal, and FUN! Held in a different city every year, they feature a theme that ties to the location.

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Niche Digital Summit

WHAT: The Niche Digital Summit focuses on digital revenue strategies for niche publishers. It covers social media and content monetization, native advertising sales, and driving audience traffic. At the Summit, industry leaders present on how publishers can enhance their digital strategies.

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WHEN: Sept. 25-27, 2017 (watch the site for information on the 2018 conference)

WHERE: Chicago, IL

WHO: Designed just for niche publishers who are responsible for online revenue and building online audiences.

OF NOTE: This event, like other Niche Media events, caps attendees and exhibitors in order to ensure a more relational, interactive event. The Niche Digital Summit attendance is capped at 150 niche publishers.

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Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting (AM&P)

WHAT: Association Media & Publishing’s Annual Meeting serves association communicators and publishers. The Annual Meeting, coupled with the Annual EXCEL Awards Gala, attracts several hundred leaders from organizations across the country. At the AM&P Annual Meeting, professionals and thought leaders share insights on the latest communication trends and marketing techniques while networking and establishing connections with exhibitors, peers, and colleagues.

WHEN: To be announced

WHERE: To be announced

WHO: Association Publishers

OF NOTE: The EXCEL Awards Gala celebrates exceptional individuals in nonprofit association media during the annual meeting. Those who aren’t members of the association can submit votes for their nonprofit partners.


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The FOLIO: Show

WHAT: This conference is the largest in the industry and focuses on the present and future of magazine media. Industry leaders present on how to achieve and maintain success at this show that offers resolutions to magazine insiders’ biggest challenges.

WHEN: Oct. 9–12, 2017 (watch the site for information on the 2018 conference)

WHERE: Hilton Midtown, New York City, NY

WHO: Association Publishers

OF NOTE: The Folio: This show represents the largest gathering of magazine and digital media executives. It offers five conference tracks: Content, Marketing, Events, Sales, and Ad Ops & Production. The conference features some of the top titles and executives in the magazine industry. Folio also hosts an Awards program for uncompromising journalism and design — the Eddie & Ozzie Awards.

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FUSE: The Convergence of Technology & Media

WHAT: This event is a convergence of top industry insiders that focuses on digital magazine technology adoption and digital strategies for publishers.

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WHEN: Sept. 6-8, 2017 (watch the site for information on the 2018 conference)

WHERE: Center City, The Logan Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

WHO: For those who qualify based on their professional titles, FUSE is free of charge.

OF NOTE: This relatively new event is hosted by NAPCO Media. Sponsors of the event can deliver Case Study presentations to targeted small groups. 1:1 meetings allow attendees to vet concepts and challenges for immediate feedback.

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As a magazine publisher, you may belong to an organization or group that represents your magazine’s discipline or niche, and you may routinely attend events held through that organization. The benefit of attending at least one major magazine publishing event a year is the ability to gain a broader perspective on the industry at large and learn of trends and proven techniques that may help you in your own corner of the magazine publishing world. Whether you’re looking to network with fellow professionals or learn about what’s next in the publishing world, it’s time to plan your attendance!

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