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Nominate your company for the Mega-Innovation Award

During last year's inaugural year of the Mega-Innovation Award, our industry honored a tri-weekly champion of innovation – a newspaper that changed everything: its culture, its products and its community reputation from "wildly traditional" to an innovative, growing local media company.

The Mega-Conference also honored an Oklahoma daily with a culture of innovation, newspapers that have incorporated OTT channels into their routine operation, and a company dedicated to pay-for-performance in print.

Is this year your paper's year to be honored?

Is your newspaper or newspaper company innovative?

Have you:

  • Introduced a new product, service or go-to-market approach that is substantially changing your current or future business model?
  • Grown your digital revenue to be a critical portion of your revenue mix?
  • Tapped into new audiences with a new approach to publishing?
  • Diversified your revenue to be less dependent on traditional newspaper advertising?
  • Created a culture of innovation for your employees?

If the answer is "YES" to any or all of these questions, you need to submit a nomination for the 2017 Mega-Innovation Award!

Submit an entry

This award will be presented on the afternoon of Feb. 24 at the Key Executives Mega-Conference to a newspaper or multi-property media company – not to an individual person.  Ensure that your company is recognized for the innovative steps it is taking by submitting a nomination for this prestigious award!

The 2017 Mega-Conference, sponsored by Inland Press Association, Local Media Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, will showcase the finalists on Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, at the Key Executives Mega-Conference.  The award winner will be announced following all four presentations.

The deadline for entries is Jan. 11, 2017.

Submit an entry

Conference program view all

Successful operators will share what is allowing them to break from the pack to get top digital ad dollar performance, at the Key Executives Mega-Conference, Feb. 23-25 in Orlando, Fla. On Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, hear "Driving Digital $$$ Success" strategies.

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Proposals are invited for topics to be presented on the Revenue Stage at the 2017 Key Executives Mega-Conference.

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An outstanding program has been announced for the 2017 Key Executives Mega-Conference, under the theme: "Innovation & Insight: The Business of Publishing News."

You can't afford to miss this important industry event, which will run Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 23-25 in Orlando, Fla.

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Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities view all

Reservations for exhibit space and sponsorships at the 2017 Key Executives Mega-Conference will be accepted soon.


Companies that exhibited at (or were sponsors of) the 2016 Mega-Conference will receive priority and may register their choices beginning Monday, Oct. 17.

Starting Monday, Oct. 24, booth selection will be opened up to all companies.

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Hotel & Travel view all

The Key Executives Mega-Conference will be held at the Marriott Orlando World Center. Full details are available here about hotel accommodations.

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It has been brought to our attention that past Mega-Conference attendees have been receiving calls from a company representing themselves as part of the Mega-Conference housing and exhibit services department – in order to entice you to make your conference hotel reservation with them.

PLEASE NOTE, we are NOT affiliated with this company, which is attempting to bypass the official housing booking procedure as outlined on this website.

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