Save the Dates: March 30 - April 1, 2015

If you missed this year's America East Media Business and Technology Conference, you missed out on a great event! The 2014 conference featured a sold out exhibit floor and a growing list of news media personnel in attendance. 

Make plans now to save the dates for our 2015 event at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania! It will be the largest newspaper event on the East Coast in 2015, including a collaboration with 360 Media Alliance.

America East focuses on maximizing print profit and generating new digital revenue. This three-day show will provide practical, executable insights into vital media topics including strategic perspectives, revenue diversification, growing audience, and technology/operations. The show floor offers media business decision makers the opportunity to meet with the largest aggregation of industry suppliers.  Affordable registration fees, great networking opportunities and a growing exhibitor floor make this event a go-to conference for the newspaper industry.

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).


Past industry-leading speakers include:
James Cohen Head of Sales at Aggrego
Ryan DeRose President, Vibethink
Lauren Ditmore Marketing & Events Supervisor, Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
Mike Donnelly President, The Indiana Printing & Publishing Co.
Monica Drake community engagement editor at The Oakland Press
Rich Forsgren chief technology officer, Times Publishing Co. (Erie, Pa.)
Jim Hamilton group director, InfoTrends
Hal Hinderliter principal, Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services
Brian James Kirk director of business development/co-founder,
Matt Lindsay president, Mather Economics
Kevin Slimp Speaker/ Writer/ Consultant
Geordie Wilson Publisher, The Frederick News-Post

America East is sponsored by:

    Editor & Publisher
Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
News & Tech