Thanks for a great 2016 conference! Save the dates for 2017:
 April 10 - 12 in Hershey, Pa.

2016 event highlights:

-Nearly 900 attendees
-57 industry-leading speakers 
-90+ exhibitors
-26 sessions
-23 first-time exhibitors
-12 sessions in the show floor theater
Thanks to all of our partners, presenters, attendees, and exhibitors who made this year's show full of innovation, information and opportunities! 

The 2016 program offerings reflected the diverse needs and interests of today’s news media companies. Over the course of three days, more than 30 sessions and 50+speakers shared 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.


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