At the Digiday Publishing Summit, we’ll discuss how publishers are keeping up with both internal and external pressures to find harmony -- from audience models to advertising versus subscriptions to balancing the strength of a brand.

Join us for three days of honest insights and new connections with an influential group of decision makers organized around three key areas: programmatic, revenue and product. Between mainstage sessions and keynotes, we'll break into tracks focusing on these three areas and allow publishing leaders to go even deeper with like-minded peers.

The deadline for the early rate is Jan. 29

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Speakers

  • Kat Downs
    VP, PRODUCT & DESIGN
    WASHINGTON POST
  • Kevin Gentzel
    PRESIDENT, MARKETING SOLUTIONS, GANNETT
    USA TODAY NETWORK
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  • Nina Gould
    CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
    FORBES
  • Adam McClean
    CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
    DOTDASH
  • Ryan Pauley
    CRO
    VOX MEDIA
  • Chris Rudy
    CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
    CUT

Agenda

Wednesday, March 25

  • 2:30 p.m.
    Registration Open
  • 3:00 p.m.
    Opening Remarks & State of the Industry

    Welcome to the Digiday Publishing Summit, we’ll kick off our three-day summit with an overview of the top trends impacting the current industry. 

  • 3:15 p.m.
    How to Achieve Balance

    As the publishing industry continues to find its footing in the world of multiple-revenue streams, hear from one media exec as they outline their path to equilibrium and success. From commerce to subscriptions, we’ll discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy balance against advertising ventures. 

  • 3:45 p.m.
    Workshop with DistroScale
  • 4:00 p.m.
    Getting Subscriptions Right

    Subscriptions, memberships, paywalls, oh my. Join a media executive as they make a case for their subscription product. They’ll walk us through a product overview, key challenges, metrics they’re utilizing and lessons to take into future planning 

  • 4:20 p.m.
    Dialog with Omeda
  • 4:30 p.m.
    Publishing Leaders Explanation

    The media industry is home to various avenues of success and revenue gain. Throughout the following few days of content, we will be splitting off into three tracks: Programmatic, Product and Paid. Please choose your area of expertise as these conversations will dive into the nitty-gritty wonders of publishing. 

    Programmatic - Advertising still takes center stage in most media companies, but how is it staying above the curve? Join fellow attendees in discussion around programmatic platforms and what lies beyond the cookie. 

    Product - What encompasses the overarching title of  ‘product’? Let’s find out. In this track, we’ll explore what is needed to successfully manage new product implementations and how to make sure these products are in line with overall business goals.

    Revenue - In this track we’ll figure out how to truly diversify revenue. From subscriptions and memberships, online commerce, even events. Let’s take a look at the future of media revenue. 

  • 4:45 p.m.
    Networking Break
  • 5:00 p.m.
    Publishing Leaders Session One

    Publishers only.

    Let’s talk challenges. Attendees break into tracks for the Digiday challenge board and town hall session. 

    5 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. - Challenge Board and Town Hall 

    5:35 p.m. - Sandbox

  • 5:45 p.m.
    VIP Welcome Reception
  • 6:00 p.m.
    8-Minute Meetings

    The 8-Minute Meetings are designed to help connect publishing participants with innovative technology platforms and build valuable business relationships. 

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Distroscale Cocktail Reception
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Dinner with Strangers

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby restaurant. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

  • 9:30 p.m.
    After-Hours Hangout

    Join fellow attendees for one more drink at the hotel bar. Costs are at your own expense.

Thursday, March 26

  • 7:00 a.m.
    Morning Yoga

    Join us for a zen start to your day. All are welcome. Equipment provided. Sign up at registration desk.

  • 8:00 a.m.
    Breakfast Served and Registration Open
  • 8:45 a.m.
    Welcome Back
  • 8:50 a.m.
    How to Maintain Healthy Partnerships

    When working with brands and agencies, publishers often get the short end of the stick. In this session, hear from one media exec as they explain what is needed to create and sustain successful partnerships with clients and branded content alike. 

  • 9:20 a.m.
    Dialog with Upland PostUp
  • 9:30 a.m.
    The Future of Video

    Every few months it seems that there is a new streaming service or OTT platform popping up around every corner. How do you stay ahead of the curve? Let’s talk video strategy. From branded content to scripted shows, hear how one media company leads the pack. 

  • 9:50 a.m.
    Sponsor Workshop
  • 10:05 a.m.
    Publishing Leaders Session Two

    Open to all. 

    Round two. As we reconvene in our specified tracks, let’s take a moment to hear from the experts. Join us in discussion with a few media moguls as they outline what it takes to become leaders in these areas. 

     

  • 10:15 a.m.
    Networking Break
  • 10:45 a.m.
    Programmatic Leaders

    Advertising still takes center stage in most media companies, but how is it staying above the curve? Join fellow attendees in discussion around programmatic platforms and what lies beyond the cookie.

     

  • 10:45 a.m.
    Revenue Leaders

    In this track we’ll figure out how to truly diversify revenue. From subscriptions and memberships, online commerce, even events. Let’s take a look at the future of media revenue.

  • 10:45 a.m.
    Product Leaders

    What encompasses the overarching title of  ‘product’? Let’s find out. In this track, we’ll explore what is needed to successfully manage new product implementations and how to make sure these products are in line with overall business goals.

  • 12:25 p.m.
    Lunch Served
  • 12:25 a.m.
    360 Workshop with CafeMedia
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Afternoon Free Time

    We'll break for afternoon free time. Catch up on email, hit the slopes or relax for a few hours before we resume for the evening.

    Digiday Publishing Summit attendees can save 20% on ski rentals when you book from March 24-29. Book here.

  • 5:00 p.m.
    Publishing Leaders Session Three

    In this final session, we’ll round up all of the topics discussed, figuring out solutions to challenges presented on day 1. 

    5:50pm - Sandbox

  • 6:00 p.m.
    8-Minute Meetings

    The 8-Minute Meetings are designed to help connect publishing participants with innovative technology platforms and build valuable business relationships.

  • 7:00 p.m.
    JW Player Cocktail Reception
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Dinner with Friends

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby restaurant! Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

  • 9:30 p.m.
    After-Hours Hangout

    Spend your final night of the summit with a cocktail at the hotel bar. Costs are at your own expense.

Friday, March 27

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast Served
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Welcome Back
  • 9:05 a.m.
    The Regulation Rule

    First it was GDPR, then CCPA, now a new California labor law. As these laws are tightening up on privacy regulations and the gig-economy, hear from one exec as they discuss the overall business implications and what will be needed to ensure compliance. 

  • 9:35 a.m.
    Sponsor Dialog
  • 9:45 a.m.
    The Future of Conglomerates

    As the media industry becomes saturated, it seems that everyone is trying to stick together. From Vice and Refinery29 to Vox and New York Media -- what does this mean for the future of online publishing?

  • 10:05 a.m.
    Sponsor Workshop
  • 10:20 a.m.
    Key Takeaways

    After two days of discussion and deliberation, let’s overview the key findings and takeaways from each track session. 

  • 11:05 a.m.
    Closing Remarks

Activities

  • Wednesday
    8:00 P.M. DINNER WITH STRANGERS

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby restaurant. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

    9:30 P.M. AFTER-HOURS HANGOUT

    Join fellow attendees for one more drink at the hotel bar. Costs are at your own expense.

  • Thursday
    7:00 A.M. MORNING YOGA

    Join us for a zen start to your day. All are welcome. Equipment provided. Sign up at registration desk.

    1:30 P.M. AFTERNOON FREE TIME

    Digiday Publishing Summit attendees can save 20% on ski rentals when you book from March 24-29. Book here.

    8:00 P.M. DINNER WITH FRIENDS

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby restaurant! Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

    9:30 P.M. AFTER-HOURS HANGOUT

    Spend your final night of the summit with a cocktail at the hotel bar. Costs are at your own expense.

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One of the best events I've attended over my 18-year career in digital media. The networking opportunities are unparalleled.

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— VP Product, Tribune Publishing

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