Magazine Innovation Center Presents: ACT 2 Experience. Restart Your Engines: The Future of the Printed Word. Drum Roll Please… Meet the Speakers!

May 8, 2011

Last October, the Magazine Innovation Center introduced its annual ACT Experience. ACT stands for Amplify, Clarify and Testify and the Experience, that lasts for two and a half days on the campus of The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, teams some of the top industry leaders with magazine media folks looking for solutions for today’s publishing problems. The think-and-do-experience (neither a course or a conference) is an intimate gathering that is limited in attendee’s number but not limited in ideas and solutions. ACT 2 Experience is themed “Restart Your Engines: The Future of the Printed Word” and takes place October 26 – October 28.

Industry leaders who are confirmed headliners and keynote speakers at the event are, in alphabetical order:

Frank Anton, CEO of Hanley-Wood
Scott Coopwood, Publisher, Delta Magazine
Scott Crystal, Former President, TV Guide and former Publisher, National Geographic
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, CEO of Hoffman Media
James Elliott, President, The James G. Elliott Co., Inc.
Sid Evans, Editor in Chief, Garden & Gun magazine
John Harrington, Partner, Harrington Associates and Publisher/Editor, The New Single Copy newsletter
Nina Gerwin, Founder, Eye Capture
Kent S. Johnson, CEO of Highlights for Children, Inc.
Steven Kotok, President, The Week, Felix Dennis Publications
Jeremy Leslie, Editorial Designer and Founder, magCulture.com, The United Kingdom
David C. McDonald, CEO, True North Custom Media
Mark Pasetsky, Founder, CoverAwards and former editor OK! Weekly and Life & Style weekly
Will Pearson, President, Mental Floss Inc. and Co-Founder mental_floss magazine
Roy Reiman, Founder of Reiman Publications
Sue Roman, President of Taunton Press
Bob Sacks, President of Precision Media Group (bosacks.com)
Franska Stuy, Editor in Chief of Libelle, The Netherlands

In addition to the aforementioned industry leaders, a panel discussion will take place about the future of the printed word lead by leading industry printers and paper companies.

The ACT 2 Experience is limited to 100 attendees in addition to the speakers and sponsors. Watch this space for more information about registration and other important information regarding the ACT 2 Experience. In the meantime, if you have any questions or want to know more, please email me at samir.husni@gmail.com

The Experience is guaranteed to be fun and exceptionally innovative and educational. You will NOT leave without answers. Stay tuned for more details, but for now save the dates: ACT 2 Experience, Oct. 26 – Oct. 28, 2011.


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