Meeting Schedule

Monday, September 14
Editorial Roundtable Watch Recording
Editors meet to discuss adaptation strategies as they continue to navigate unchartered waters. Moderated by Emily Barske, Des Moines Business Record.
Tips & Strategies for Contract Season 2021 Watch Recording
2020 has been a great disrupter.  We are hoping for a turn toward “normal” with a new year but finding success in securing 2021 revenues has to be more than just bundles and incentive rates.  The disruption has created the need for us to have back-to-basic conversations, sales fundamentals and client solutions ready.  This is more than a listen and learn presentation…be prepared to share your plans for 2021 success. Moderated by Bonnie Jacoby, Arkansas Business.
Audience Development Roundtable Watch Recording
Audience Development teams discuss strategies for paywalls, subscriptions, new ways to distribute printed products, and best practices for connecting and engaging with your audience. Bonnie Roche
The Art of the Virtual Event Watch Recording
Virtual event planners have honed their skills and are taking traditional awards programs and networking events to a whole new level! In this session, we will profile 3 event platforms and hear how AABP publishers are using technology to engage attendees and serve sponsors. Presenters: Anthony Bagnoli, Hawaii Business, Tiffany Mattzella, Arkansas Business and Bethany Kempfe, D CEO, Bethany Kempfe and Rachel Gill of D CEO
Tuesday, September 15
Designers Roundtable Watch Recording
Talk with your fellow designers about adaptation strategies to produce beautiful magazine, websites and digital editions in a pandemic. Moderated by Thomas Linden, Crain Communications
Biz Mags “The 500” List Roundtable Watch Recording
The hottest growing special interest publication for magazines- hear how the “500 List” is different to other popular lists and how publishers are blowing away sales expectations. Presenters: David Denor, Florida Trend and Bernie Neimeier, Virginia Business
Ask the Expert Digital Roundtable Watch Recording
In this fast-paced Q & A session with digital expert Eric Shanfelt, hear about pricing O & O inventory, how to increase programmatic ads, lead generation/nurturing, e-mail building tactics, webinars/podcasts, paywall/registration walls, SEO/SMO and much more! Bring your questions and get answers on the spot.
Why the Winners Won Roundtable Watch Recording
Reuben Stern of the Missouri School of Journalism will present slides from the 2020 awards entries and discuss what caught the judges’ eyes. After the presentation, we will hear from the panels of general excellence winners on their process in writing/creating award winning material.

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