November 13-15 in Alexandria, Virginia (Washington, DC)

Join your fellow niche media LEADERS for two days of expert speakers, panels and roundtables focused on revenue growth and business strategy. ONLY media leaders may attend.


Don Harkey: Are you Prepared For The Perfect Storm?

The Perfect Storm describes two major forces reshaping the job market: the retirement of experienced Baby Boomers without enough Gen Xers to replace them, leading to less experienced Millennials filling key roles, and an unprecedented labor shortage with more jobs than unemployed people due to low birth rates. This situation threatens organizations with talent shortages and a decline in expertise, affecting various areas such as payment collection, quality, and satisfaction. Join us to explore the impact of these trends and strategies for companies to protect themselves. As the CEO of People Centric, Don loves to help media companies adjust their machine to produce better results. He is highly strategic, process driven, and an engaging Keynote Speaker.

Colleen McKenna: Unlocking the Hidden Powers of LinkedIn

Are you ready to revolutionize your LinkedIn presence and unlock its full potential? Gain insights into advanced networking techniques to build meaningful and influential connections. Uncover powerful strategies to leverage LinkedIn's job search features and find the best job candidates. Understand how to utilize LinkedIn analytics to track your progress and optimize your approach. Colleen is the President of Intero Advisory and one of the nation's foremost authorities on using LinkedIn to grow your business. She and her team have worked with over 800 organizations and tens of thousands of business professionals since 2011 to help them unlock the power of LinkedIn. (Colleen received a 100% 5-star ranking from attendees at the 2023 Niche Media Conference!)

Tim Hermes: From Media to Luxury Retail, Follow Your Passions

Tim is a multi-million dollar publishing giant that started and managed some of the most profitable magazines in the tech space. Then... he sold them ALL! Now, he is the founder of one of the fastest growing watch brands in the nation, Monterey Watch Co. Tim will share his top lessons learned in over 30 years in media (including how to sell your brands or company profitably) and show you how he took his publishing savvy and created his next profitable venture!


B2B Media Roundtable

Matt McCallum, CEO, Great American Media Services

Consumer Roundtable

Jon & Erin Westman, Owners/Publishers Coastal Style

Sales Leadership Roundtable

Nancy O'Brien, 30 Year Sales Leader, Aviation International News



  • Niche media Publishers, Owners, and C-Suite Executives

  • VPs of Sales, Sales Directors, and top-level sales managers

  • VPs and Directors of Audience, Events, and Editorial

This is a high-level media operations attendee group ready and willing to share business details and talk the same language with each other, without confidentiality or competitive cautions.

This 2-day roundtable event has a primary focus of networking and sharing among the participants. All roundtables are moderated by industry professionals and broken down into niche groups like Consumer, B2B, City & Regional, and Sales Management to create very detailed and actionable discussions. Sample topics: managing print costs, paid content, new technologies, hiring/firing, finding salespeople, event revenue, building an editorial board, new revenue ideas, overhead and company management, and more. (Pro moderators will guide 2024 topic selection and discussion.)