February
17-19,
2020
29
Days remaining until this event

Come early to take part in four Bonus Sessions at the Mega-Conference

You'll want to schedule your airline flights to be sure you are in Fort Worth in time for the Bonus Sessions on Monday morning, Feb. 17, prior to the kick-off of the General Session that afternoon. Side-by-side tracks will offer two choices at 10 a.m., followed by two more options at 10:45.  Each session will run 30 minutes, with a 15-minute break between sessions.
Breakout Session

Branded Content: The business of storytelling

Branded content is a growing opportunity for local publishers. During a two-part breakout session at the Mega-Conference, hear from publishers who are innovating in this space.
Solutions Stage

Showcase premium video content on your website — and monetize it!

High costs and resources required to create good quality video have posed challenges for news publications that want to complement their digital editorial pages with video.  And, lack of video content impedes their ability to monetize with in-stream ads.  At the Mega-Conference, Sal Cacciato of Video Intelligence will be discussing easy-to-implement, highly-customizable turnkey solutions for introducing premium and relevant third-party premium video, optimizing current video assets and drastically improving video monetization strategy.
Breakout Session

Making news deserts bloom again

The Daily Memphian in Tennessee and McClatchy's Compass Experiment are two approaches to serving "news deserts" — and there are lessons to be learned from them. At the Mega-Conference, Eric Barnes and Mandy Jenkins will discuss the challenges and opportunities in starting a local news site.

Reserve your exhibit space and sponsorships

The Key Executives Mega-Conference is the only major newspaper industry conference of 2020. This is your chance to talk face-to-face with newspaper executives from across the country.

Download Exhibitor Guide

Exhibitors: Click here for details about your exhibit space, including shipping instructions, furnishings, ordering electricity and more.

Reserve your hotel room

Hotel rooms for the Mega-Conference typically sell out before the cut-off date. Ensure that you have a room at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel by reserving your room today.

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Nicole Zuccaro

"Brainworks Software felt there was only one way to introduce our newest and latest media industry specific product, Stratica Advertising & CRM, and that was at the Mega-Conference in Las Vegas in 2019. The Mega-Conference attracts the high level executives that we wanted to showcase our company and latest product to, so it was a no-brainer to be a proud sponsor. The customer service provided by the event organizers is and always has been top notch. You can tell they really care about their sponsors by their professionalism, quickness to respond and strategic guidance leading up and during the event. The continuous success of the Mega-Conference is a direct reflection of the event organizers' constant drive and desire to see their sponsors succeed. We are looking forward to being a proud sponsor in Fort Worth in 2020!"

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David Dunn-Rankin

"There are only two reasons I go to a conference: hallway conversations and stimulating seminars. The Mega-Conference is hands down the best place to do either."

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Walter Hussman

"The Mega-Conference was very valuable. By newspaper associations going together, the attendance was larger and attracted better speakers and more vendors. It was definitely worth attending and I look forward to next year with numerous others from our newspapers." 

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Kevin Craig

"The Mega Conference has quickly become one of the can't-miss gatherings in our industry. Fort Worth in 2020 promises to be another successful, well-attended event for print & digital publishers, vendors and owners alike. "

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Michael Keever

"NTVB Media has been working with the newspaper industry for more than 30 years, and the Mega-Conference is a great opportunity for us to see a vast majority of our 180+ TV Weekly partners as well as to promote our syndicated entertainment content program to papers of all sizes and frequency. The beauty of the Mega-Conference is it attracts publishers, editors, advertising/marketing executives and circulation managers, which gives exhibitors and attendees the unique opportunity to talk to the decision-makers they need to reach at one event. "

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Jason Taylor

"Mega-Conference is the must-attend event of the year in our industry.  The depth and breadth of programming offers attendees a much needed return on their investment."

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Donna Barrett

"Peer networking is the best part of the Mega-Conference. With key executives from these great organizations on hand, idea sharing is off the charts. I strongly encourage newspaper publishers to put this conference on their calendars."

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Deb Dreyfuss-Tuchman

"The Mega-Conference brings our industry together for superb conversations. It is an opportunity to gather annually with many current partners, while also connecting with potential new customers. All are genuinely interested in sharing their challenges and successes, while learning about best-practices and new strategies. This is our never miss show, as it always produces results."

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Steve Mattingly

"The Mega-Conference is a tremendous venue that provides an opportunity to learn, grow, network and build the newspaper business – vendor and member partners together. We look forward to fully participating and exhibiting at the Mega-Conference with anticipation."

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Rick Rogers

"The Mega-Conference is the most valuable event that TownNews attends each year. It is the one event a year that allows us to showcase our products and services to a large audience that includes hundreds of our current partners and future prospects. We also use the big impact that Mega-Conference provides to debut new programs that will make a positive impact on our industry. If we had to pick one event each year that is a best attend event for TownNews, it would be the Mega-Conference."

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Mike Kline

"The show is well run and always a must-do for our company!"