America East returns to Hershey April 4 - 6, 2016. Mark your calendars now!

Attendees can expect to attend top-notch sessions with industry leading speakers, experience unparalleled networking opportunities, and visit a robust trade show floor.

The America East Media Business & Technology Conference offers something for everyone involved in the news media industry. Our annual event attracts more than 900 attendees from 20+ states and various circulations and areas of responsibility.

We are again partnering with 360 Media Alliance and I-SCMA in 2016 to offer a circulation specific event taking place Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4. 

With a convenient location, affordable registration fees and a friendly staff to assist, America East is an event you won't want to miss out on! 

"America East is one of the best regional conferences in the country. America East is also a great place to reconnect with people I've known throughout the industry for years - in all concentrations - whether it's digital or circulation, editors or publishers." - Sara Glines, President/Publisher, York Newspaper Co.

The 2016 program offerings will reflect the diverse needs and interests of today’s news media companies. Over the course of three days, more than 30 sessions and speakers will share knowledge and insight on all areas of the industry.

America East is administered by the PNA and 19 co-sponsoring state press associations and media partners. The annual conference focuses on maximizing print profit and generating new digital revenue. With its convenient, central location in Hershey, America East is the largest regional conference for the newspaper industry on the East Coast.

Registration materials will be forthcoming. Check back for updates!

Top 5 reasons to attend:

  1. Notable Speakers:

     "The speaker lineup at America East is always top-notch. This year we’re excited to have confirmed industry-leading innovators like Jan Schaffer, executive director at J-Lab, Matt Sanders of Deseret Digital Media, and Matt Lindsay of Mather Economics. These are people who know the news media industry and know how to share ideas that work." - Tom Northrop, Publisher, Observer Publishing Company
  2. Networking Opportunities:

    "I think the valuable thing is just seeing all the technology [and] interacting with your peers because really we’re all in the same situation.” -James Grandy, Assistant General Manager, The Daily Gazette Co.
  3. Largest aggregation of industry vendors in one place:

    “It’s a good place to meet with our customers. America East gets the whole industry together. It’s really the only chance you get anymore.” -Brian Dempsy, Sales Specialist, Vision Data, Rensselaar, N.Y.
  4. Showcases leading technology:

    "The biggest part of my job is working with the latest technology available and America East is a place where I can learn about it." -Bob Miller, Director of Prepress Operations, The Times News (Lehighton).
  5. Practical session topics:

    “When we go back to work, we feel invigorated by the ideas we’ve learned here at America East.” -Kathy Carpenter, Circulation Director, The Times News (Lehighton).
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America East is administered by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association:

The conference is supported by the following organizations:
    Editor & Publisher
News & Tech