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The Magazine Innovation Center Presents: The ACT 9 Experience — Print Smart Digital Proud! April 23, 24, & 25, 2019

March 14, 2019

Don’t miss the magazine experience of a lifetime taking place this Spring, April 23-25, on the beautiful University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Miss. The Magazine Innovation Center and Mr. Magazine™ present the ACT 9 Experience, where industry leaders and future industry leaders will meet once again to Amplify (A), Clarify (C), and Testify (T) about the power of print in a digital age.

Daniel Dejan
Print Creative Manager, North America, Sappi Paper

Linda Thomas Brooks
President & CEO
MPA: The Association of Magazine Media


For nine years, the Magazine Innovation Center has brought industry leaders together for a two and a half day think-and-do experience. However, there is one major difference between the ACT Experience and other magazine and magazine media conferences: student involvement. For those two and a half days students from across campus can connect and engage with magazine media CEO’s, publishers, editors and many other media professionals. There are one-on-one connections, group sessions and just overall camaraderie between these future industry leaders and the people who rock the magazine and magazine media world today. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have all of these professionals under one roof together, connecting with students and connecting with each other to share inspiration and ideas about the future of magazines and magazine media.

The South in the springtime is magical in and of itself, but when you get all of these creative minds together, the mental chemistry dial is set to enchantment! Along with three days of magazine informational bliss, there is a trip to the Mississippi Delta, for Blues & Barbeque such as you have never experienced, a Fish Fry Extraordinaire, set up right onsite for a traditional Southern take on catfish, hush puppies & all the fixins’.

And on top of the great food and great ambience, the ACT 9 Experience has some of the most prestigious people in the industry sharing their time and wisdom with everyone and is shaping up to be the most exciting magazine event of the year!

Jo Packham
Creator/Editor In Chief
Where Women Create Series

Stephen Orr
Vice President/Group Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation, Editor In Chief, Better Homes & Gardens


The confirmed speakers so far are (in alphabetical order):

David Adler: CEO & Founder, BizBash Media

Donnyale (Doni) Ambrosine: Founder & Publisher, Culturs Magazine & Faculty Staff Member At Colorado State University

Jay Annis: Vice President, Business Manager, Hello & Hola Media, Inc.

Marta Ariño Barrera: CEO, Zinet Media, Spain

Nicole Bowman: Founder and principal of Bowman Circulation Marketing

Linda Thomas Brooks: President & CEO, MPA: The Association of Magazine Media

Andréa Butler: Founder & Editor In Chief, Sesi Magazine

Daniel Dejan: Print Creative Manager for North America, Sappi Paper

Jimmy Dean: Southeast U.S. Sales Representative, Trend

Jim Elliott: President, James G. Elliott Co.

Alan English: Vice President, Communications, Military Officers Association of America

Will Estell: Chief Creative Officer, Travel South Media LLC, Editor In Chief, Beaches Resorts, & Parks Magazine

Dennis Hecht: Vice President for Business Intelligence, Farm Journal magazine

Dan Heffernan: Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Product Planning, Advantage CS

James Hewes: President & CEO, FIPP

Rob Hewitt: Founder, Oh-So Magazine

Mona Hidayet: Executive Director, Clients & Products, Advantage CS

Samir Husni: Founder and Director, Magazine Innovation Center

Joe Hyrkin: CEO, Issuu

Michael Kusek: Publisher, Different Leaf Magazine

Jeremy Leslie: Founder & Curator, MagCulture, The United Kingdom

Jerry Lynch: President, Magazine & Books Retail Association

Michael Marchesano: Managing Director, Connectiv/SIIA/AM&P

John Mennell: Founder, Magazine Literacy

William Michalopoulos: Vice President, Retail, Sales & Marketing, PubWorX

Mindy Abovitz-Monk: Founder & Publisher, Tom Tom Magazine

Lori Oglesbee: Former Journalism Instructor, Prosper High School

Will Norton: Dean, School of Journalism and New Media

Stephen Orr: Vice President/Group Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation, Editor In Chief, Better Homes & Gardens

Jo Packham: Creator/Editor In Chief, Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, Where Women Create Work, & What Women Create Magazines

Monique Reidy: Publisher & Editor In Chief, Southern California Life Magazine & Weekend Escapes Magazine

Bo Sacks: President, Precision Media

Darren Sanefski: Associate Director, Magazine Innovation Center

Kevin Shirin: Media Publishing, Focus on the Family

Tony Silber: President, Long Hill Media

John Walters: Editor, Eye Magazine, The United Kingdom

Noel Wilkin: Provost, University of Mississippi

Pam Woody: Editor In Chief, Brio Magazine

A must attend event for those in the magazine and magazine media industry and for those who plan to be in the magazine and magazine media industry!

Register today. Click here to register. Registration is limited to 100 guests only! Do it today!

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