Re-imagining the Future While We Still Have Time: Magazine Innovation Center’s First ACT Experience: Coming this October, Three Days of Magazines, Music and Mississippi

July 16, 2010

The Magazine Innovation Center is proud to announce the first ever Magazine Innovation Center Experience. Named ACT for Amplify, Clarify and Testify, the event will be held on the campus of The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi from October 20 to 22, 2010. The first ACT experience is themed “Re-Imagining the Future While We Still Have Time,” and is slated to be the first “think-and-do” meeting for folks interested in the future of the magazine business. To keep the Experience interactive and engaging–exactly like our magazines–the ACT Experience will be limited to the first 100 people who register for the event.

Thomaz Souto Corrêa, (upper left hand followed by alphabetical order clock-wise) vice president of the Editorial Committee for the Abril Group in Brazil will be the opening keynote speaker for this exciting new annual event. In addition to Mr. Corrêa the following keynote speakers have been confirmed for the first Magazine Innovation Center experience; however, more are sure to be added as well. They include Baird Davis, circulation consultant to the magazine publishing industry; Stephen Duggan, president, Athlon Media and former Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Media Group, publisher of Maxim magazine; James G. Elliott president of the James G. Elliott Company, Inc.

Roger Fransecky
, founder/CEO of The Apogee Group, a global management consulting and leadership development organization, will be the welcoming keynote speaker setting the stage for the entire experience. In addition, John Harrington president and CEO of Harrington Associates; Lisette Heemskerk, managing director, Mood for Magazines, The Netherlands; David McDonald, CEO of Sunshine Media Group; Bob Sacks, founder and president of the Precision Media Group; Haines Wilkerson, Chief Creative Officer of Morris Visitor Publications; and Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni, founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center.

The first ACT experience will include focus on five tracks and will be divided into two and half days of think-and-do activities. On Wed. evening Oct. 20, 2010, a welcoming keynote on “Re-Imaging the Future While We Still Have Time” by Dr. Fransecky will kick off the Experience. The Experience continues on Thursday with presentations by all keynote speakers from morning until mid-afternoon, followed by a trip and tour of the Mississippi Delta, home of the Blues. On Friday, the focus shifts to the tracks of interest among the participants. There will be five tracks to choose from – editorial, consumer marketing, successful magazine launching, advertising and marketing, and the digital future. Participation will be limited to 20 individuals per track. One can register for up to two tracks based on first come and first serve basis. The Experience will conclude at the end of the day Friday with closing remarks from Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni.

So, if you are interested in learning and doing something about the future of the magazine industry, now is the time to ACT. Join the Experience and register for three days of Magazines, Music and Mississippi. Click here to start the Experience.



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