ACT2 Experience: The Future of the Printed Word in a Digital Age. Registration Starts Today

July 18, 2011

The second annual ACT Experience “registration doors” are officially open. Click here to register and learn more about the two and a half days of Magazines, Music and Mississippi. Registration is limited to 100 persons, so do not delay if you want to be one of the participants as we “Re-Start Our Engines” and look into “The Future of the Printed Word in a Digital Age.”

The Magazine Innovation Center at The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media introduced its annual ACT Experience last October. ACT stands for Amplify, Clarify and Testify and the Experience, that lasts for two and a half days on the university campus, 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 in a Digital Age” 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
Vito Di Bari, Innovation Designer and Futurologist, Italy
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, Group Editor, Time Inc., Lifestyle Division
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.

Our thanks to the early sponsors Delta Magazine, Democrat Printing & Lithograph Co., Freeport Press, Fry Communications Inc., IOStudio, James G. Elliott Co. Inc., Publishers Press, and True North Custom Media. To become a sponsor please email me at samir.husni@gmail.com

The ACT 2 Experience is limited to 100 attendees in addition to the speakers and sponsors.
Click here to register if you want to ensure a seat at the ACT2 Experience.

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