Mega-Conference 2018

Mega-Conference 2018 just got bigger as the News Media Alliance jumps aboard


The Key Executives Mega-Conference cemented its claim as the industry’s largest and most important gathering as the News Media Alliance announced it will join the Inland Press Association, Local Media Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association as a partner of the 2018 Mega-Conference to be held February 26 to 28 in San Diego.

“We are delighted to join together with these three exceptional organizations to offer the biggest, most innovative conference for the news publishing industry,” News Media Alliance President and CEO David Chavern said.

“The membership of the Inland Press Association is committed to smart collaborations with other newspaper industry partners,” Inland Executive Director Tom Slaughter said. “In that spirit, we welcome the News Media Alliance as a co-sponsor of the Key Executives Mega-Conference and look forward to making the 2018 conference in San Diego a success for the members of our organizations.”

The addition of the News Media Alliance to the conference’s main partners raises the total membership across the four organizations to more 5,000.

LMA President Nancy Lane said the addition of NMA “will allow us to leverage the power of the four associations to produce the best program and maximize networking opportunities for the R&D community.” The 2018 Mega-Conference “is going to be powerful,” she added.

That sentiment was echoed by SNPA Executive Director Edward Van Horn, who said the partnership of the four associations will “produce a more diversified program and even better networking opportunities.”

Registration for Mega-Conference will open in early September.
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