Conference attire:  Business casual/comfortable.  Blazers are NOT required!  Jeans are common at this event.  No ties or top hats, please.

Wednesday- November 13, 2024: 

Noon-4:00pm: Show Office and Registration Open – collect your badge, pick up your Summit bag, and get details on the Welcome Reception.



4:30pm-6:00pm: Welcome Reception and Speed Publishing Networking Event  – SPONSORED BY PUBLICATION PRINTERS!

The Summit starts NOW with high-level executive networking and introductions! Grab a drink and meet your fellow attendees in Speed Publishing, a Niche event favorite led by Niche Events Owner Ryan Dohrn and Dave Sanchez from Publication Printers. This reception will set you up for a successful Summit!

6:00pm: Dinner on your own, with new CEO friends, or ask a sponsor to take you to dinner!  
9:00pm-11:00pm:
Join your fellow Publishing friends at the Lounge on-site for music and local brews.


Thursday- November 14, 2024

8:00am-4:00pm: Show Office and Registration Open
8:00am-9:00am: Light Continental Breakfast / Morning Coffee Roundtables – Kick start your Summit with colleagues over breakfast and coffee.



9:00am – 9:15am:  Opening Ceremonies
9:15am-10:00am: Opening Power Keynote and Open Forum Discussion: THERE IS LIFE AFTER PUBLISHING!
Tim Hermes is a multi-million dollar publishing giant who 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 used his publishing savvy to create his next profitable venture!
10:00am-10:30am: Expert Panel/Open Forum Discussion



10:30am – 11:00am: Coffee Break – Continue conversations and meet with attending sponsors for ideas and solutions chats.



11:00am-12:30pm – 3 Roundtable Sessions: Q&A and discussion with your peers within your market and job functions.
Breakout #1: B2B PUBLISHER TRACK: Topics include: paid content, AI impact on Publishers, hiring/firing, finding salespeople, building an editorial board, new revenue ideas, and more. (Pro moderator will guide the actual topic selection and discussion.)  


Breakout #2: CONSUMER PUBLISHER TRACK: Topics include: AI impact on Publishers, Google’s new search release, paid content, hiring/firing, finding salespeople, launching ancillary products, new revenue ideas and more. (Pro moderator will guide the actual topic selection and discussion.)   


Breakout #3: SALES MANAGEMENT TRACK: Topics include: AI impact on sales, sales comp plans, hiring/firing, finding salespeople, building an advertiser advisory board, new ad revenue ideas and more.  (Pro moderator will guide the actual topic selection and discussion.)   


Lunch and Power Keynote
12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm: Power Keynote and Open Forum Discussion: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF LinkedIn!
Learn to create a strategic plan to empower your sales team and your total media business with LinkedIn. Colleen McKenna
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!)
1:30pm-2:00pm: Expert Panel/Open Forum Discussion



2:00pm-2:30pm:
Coffee Break – Continue conversations and meet with attending sponsors for ideas and solutions chats.



2:30pm-4:00pm – Roundtable Sessions continue.

Breakout #1: B2B PUBLISHER TRACK 


Breakout #2: CONSUMER PUBLISHER TRACK


Breakout #3: SALES MANAGEMENT TRACK



4:00pm-4:30pm:
Quick break to check email and freshen up for the networking event!



4:30pm-6:00pm:
Cocktail Party and Networking Event #2 – Lobby level Trademark Bar – SPONSORED BY MIKE & KEVIN FROM 032 OUTSOURCING

6:00pm:
Dinner on your own, with new CEO friends, or ask a sponsor to take you to dinner!  
9:00pm-11:00pm:
Join your fellow Publishing friends at the Lounge on-site for music and local brews.


Friday, November 15, 2024

8:00am-2:00pm: Show Office and Registration Open
8:00am-9:00am: Light Continental Breakfast / Morning Coffee Roundtables – Pick up on yesterday’s conversations or dive into a new topic table with your colleagues.  


 

9:00am-10:30am – Roundtable Sessions continue.
Breakout #1: B2B PUBLISHER TRACK 


Breakout #2: CONSUMER PUBLISHER TRACK


Breakout #3: SALES MANAGEMENT TRACK



10:30am – 11:00am: Coffee/Snack Break – Continue conversations and meet with attending sponsors for ideas and solutions chats.



11:00am-12:30pm – MILLION DOLLAR REVENUE IDEAS SUPER SESSION!
TEN of your fellow media leaders will share their best profitable ideas and strategies. Come prepared to share your own big money ideas or efficiencies that made a difference to your business. This always lively session is a favorite of Leadership Summit attendees and leads to even more ideas and discussion. Extended to 90 minutes by popular demand!

12:45pm-1:45pm: OPTIONAL LUNCH and Open Forum Discussion – PLEASE RSVP for this lunch. 
Have a later flight or you’re a DC local? Stay a bit longer for some lunch and continued discussion around the Million Dollar Ideas presented plus other topics. RSVP required (details soon).


The end… SEE YOU IN 2025!


The above schedule, topics, and speakers are subject to change.