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Breaking News: Vito Di Bari, Italian Innovation Designer and Futurologist, is the latest addition to the ACT 2 Experience.

May 16, 2011

The man who has been selected as the innovation designer for the Milan World Expo 2015 and the professor of Innovation Design at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, is the latest addition to the list of headliners who will engage a limited number of participants in the second annual Magazine Innovation Center’s ACT Experience at The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media this coming October 26 to 28.

The internationally acclaimed innovator and futurologist joins a host of other prominent leaders in the field of magazines, media and communications in the two and half days of think and do experience that promises to be unlike any other media course or conference anyone has ever attended. Themed, “Restart Your Engines: The Future of the Printed Word,” the ACT 2 Experience promises to engage both speakers and attendees in a host of discussions leading to answers and solutions for the many of the problems facing our industry.

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, save the date and if you have any questions or want to know more, please email me at samir.husni@gmail.com

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