ACT 9: Agenda

For nine years, the Magazine Innovation Center has brought industry leaders together for a three-day think-and-do experience.

Below, see our schedule for ACT 9

Day 1

Tuesday, April 23
Opening gala at the Ole Miss Inn

6:00 p.m.
Registration and Reception

7:00 p.m.
Opening dinner gala

7:05 p.m.
Welcoming remarks by Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni, Founder & Director, Magazine Innovation Center
Robyn Tannehill: Mayor of Oxford, Miss.
Will Norton: Dean, School of Journalism and New Media, University of Mississippi
Noel Wilkin: Provost of University of Mississippi
John Sowell: Head of Medicare Strategic Distribution, Aetna Inc., A CVS Company

8:00 p.m.
Keynote opening speaker:
Stephen Orr
Vice President/ Group Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation, Editor In Chief, Better Homes & Gardens

9:30 p.m.
Oxford on your own

Day 2

Wednesday, April 24
All events take place at the Overby Center for the Study of Southern Journalism and Politics unless otherwise noted

7:15 a.m.
Continental breakfast and Coffee

8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Linda Thomas Brooks : President & CEO, MPA: The Association of Magazine Media – “Saving the World One Magazine at a Time”

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Daniel Dejan: Print Creative Manager for North America, Sappi Paper – Your Brain on Paper

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Rachel Barrett: Editor in Chief, Country Living Magazine, Hearst Magazines
Jeff Joseph: Publisher & Editorial Director, Luckbox Magazine

10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Jeremy Leslie: Founder & Curator, MagCulture – We Love Magazines!

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Jo Packham: Creator/Editor In Chief, & 2018 Magazine Launch of The Year, Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, Where Women Create Work, & What Women Create Magazines

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
“It’s All About Data”
Dennis Hecht: Vice President for Business Intelligence, Farm Journal Magazine
Dan Heffernan: Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Product Planning, AdvantageCS

3:00 p.m. – 3:50
“Journalism, Literacy, & Quality of Life
Joe Hyrkin: CEO, Issuu
John Mennell: Founder, Magazine Literacy
Lori Oglesbee: Former Journalism Instructor, Prosper High School

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Independent Magazines in a Digital Age”
Moderator Darren Sanefski

Darren Sanefski: Associate Professor of Multiple Platform Journalism, Associate Director, Magazine Innovation Center, Society for News Design: Board member, Education Director
Panel:
Donnyale (Doni) Ambrosine: Founder & Publisher, Culturs Magazine & Faculty Staff Member At Colorado State University
Andréa Butler: Founder & Editor In Chief, Sesi Magazine
Jimmy Dean: Southeast U.S. Sales Representative, Trend, and former publisher of Sarasota, Gulfshore Life and Harbor Style Magazines on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Rob Hewitt: Founder. Oh-So Magazine
Michael Kusek: Publisher, Different Leaf Magazine
Monique Reidy: Publisher & Editor In Chief, Southern California Life Magazine & Weekend Escapes Magazine
Pam Woody: Editor In Chief, Brio Magazine

5:30- 7: 00 p.m.
Fish Fry

7:00 p.m.
Private Reception at Overby Center With Remarks By
Steven Lomazow: “Great Moments in Magazine History”

Day 3

Thursday, April 25
All events take place at the Overby Center for the Study of Southern Journalism and Politics unless otherwise noted

7:15 a.m.
Continental breakfast and Coffee

8:00 a.m. –9:15 a.m.:
“Magazine Media Updates”
James Hewes: President & CEO, FIPP
Jerry Lynch: President, Magazine & Books Retail Association

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
John French – Co-Founder, French LLC – Reinventing Legacy Media

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“Bridging The Gap”
Moderator Jim Elliott

Jim Elliott: President, James G. Elliott Co.

Panel
Alan English: Vice President, Communications, Military Officers Association of America
John French: Co-Founder, French LLC
Michael Marchesano: Managing Director, Connectiv/SIIA/AM&P
Kevin Shirin: Media Publishing, Focus on The Family

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Circulation Roundup”
Moderator Tony Silber

Tony Silber: President, Long Hill Media

Clayton ClabaughDirector, Fundraising and Product Annuity
Linda Ruth: Publishing Management and Consulting, PSCS Consulting & ACT 9 Scribe
Drew Wintemberg: Founder, AJW Leadership & Insights, Former President, Time Inc. Retail

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“Magazine Media Challenges”
Moderator Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni

Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni: Founder & Director, Magazine Innovation Center

CEO Panel
Linda Thomas Brooks: President & CEO, MPA: The Association of Magazine Media
James Hewes: President & CEO, FIPP
Jerry Lynch: President, Magazine & Books Retail Association
Michael Marchesano: Managing Director, Connectiv/SIIA/AM&P

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Jay Annis: Vice President, Business Manager, Hello & Hola Media, Inc. – 75 Years of Hello & Hola

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
“The Eye 94 Premier
8,000 One-Offs”

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
“Capping It All”
Bo Sacks: President, Precision Media

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Board Bus for Delta

9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Return to Oxford