Magazine Publishing Industry Events

Magazine Publishing Industry Events

Magazine publishing technology and innovation continue to create new opportunities for publishers. Many of the annual conference events and exhibitions targeted to publishing professionals include training and sessions with digital publishing industry vendors. And with the pace of technology innovation in the magazine media industry, these conferences are important live collaboration events where ideas are shared and best practice case studies are shared.

We’re excited to announce VERTIQUL for Magazine Publishers in 2016 and we hope to attend and present our solution at conference events next year. In addition to the live events, we will schedule webinars to introduce the publishing solution to the magazine media industry over the next year and to talk about our modern magazine definitions.

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Best Magazine Publisher Conference Events 2019 – 2020

Folio Digital Awards

FOLIO: Digital Awards

Date: March 21, 2019
Location: New York, NY
The FOLIO digital awards in New York 2019 demonstrates the importance in digital publishing today with award categories of Digital Activation, Digital Archive, Digital Brand Extension, Digital Excellence, Digital Magazine, Digital Momentum Awards, Integration with Print, Interactive Marketing or Advertising Campaign, User Experience, Microsite/Custom Website, New Digital Product, and Website Redesign/Relaunch.

Digiday Media Buying Summit

Date: February 20 – 22, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN

As platforms take power and brands want to control their advertising, media agencies are in a bit of a transition. Register for the Digiday Media Buying Summit where we will explore the future of the agency.

Super Niche Event

Date: March 18 – 20, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN

Super Niche 2019 is in Nashville, TN this year. Super Niche Media is an event that gives creative business strategies to help build revenue for your company. A few events to look forward to this year are: Publisher Strategy, Ad Sales, and Niche EventFest.

Digiday Publishing Summit

Date: March 27 – 29, 2019
Location: Vail, CO

How have data privacy measures evolved the way publishers build a relationship with their audience? Register for the Digiday Publishing Summit, where we will discuss the ongoing changes surrounding programmatic and platform strategies.


Date: April 8-10, 2019
Location: Radisson Blu Aqua | Chicago, IL
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FUSE 2019 will celebrate disruptors & game changers within iconic and startup companies. Those who are changing the face of design and the way consumers experience and interact with the brand.


Date: October 30-31, 2019
Location: New York City

The Folio:Show will feature over fifty publishing industry leaders who will share the tried and true strategies and best practices in content creation and smart marketing, as well as audience engagement and revenue growth.

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Kelly Awards

Date: February 5, 2019
Location: 225 Liberty Street | New York , NY

The Kelly Awards are named after the former MPA President Stephen E. Kelly and were made to honor the creative spirit of excellence and innovation in the art of advertising in magazine media.

Digiday Programmatic Media Summit

Date: November 14 – 16, 2018
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

the Digiday Programmatic Media Summit will discuss publishers’ need for trust, transparency and brand safety for advertisers. Streamlining the programmatic supply chain, the search for programmatic talent, plus new technologies like blockchain and AI that are bringing media buying into the future.

Digital Publishing Innovation Summit 2018

Date: December 6 + 7, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA

28+ industry speakers & 150+ delegates: the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit brings together traditional and new media alike to share their most effective strategies for success.

Presence at this summit is essential if you want to utilize new tools and technologies to grow your audience and develop consistent revenue streams.

Digiday Brand Summit

Date: December 10 – 12, 2018
Location: Palm Springs, CA

The digital media ecosystem has its problems, and it’s been a year when brands have decided to take matters into their own hands. From figuring out what to do themselves to what should be left to partners, to taking a harder look at their media spend and demanding better metrics from platforms, brands are on a mission to do better marketing.

Register for the Digiday Brand Summit to discuss how top brands are figuring out how to take back control.


Date: Call for entries ends January 7th, 2019 | Awards Event – April 2019
Location: Global

The Maggies is a Global awards event that invites content creators of print, online, social, digital and video media to submit the best work that their brands come up with for consideration of the coveted Maggies award. The event is now even more accessible than ever with an earlier entry call this year – late September 2018.

Digiday Media Buying Summit

Date: October 15 – 17, 2018
Location: Austin, TX

the Digiday Media Buying Summit will discuss the makings of a modern media agency built for a new era. It’ll cover everything from how consultancies approach the industry, to hiring the right talent for a more intelligent media buying strategy, to brand new technologies from A.I. to blockchain that will completely transform the industry over the next 10 years. It’ll also lay out the future of retail media and the continuing backlash against Google and Facebook’s giant power in the industry.


Date: October 9-10, 2018
Location:The Hilton Midtown in New York City

Digiday Moguls

Date: September 23-24, 2018
Location: Key Biscayne, FL

Digiday Moguls is an exclusive, C-level-only gathering connected to the Digiday Publishing Summit that brings together 50 top decision-makers in media, marketing and technology for two days of intimate discussion.

This exclusive gathering of the industry’s most influential figures will tackle the big issues facing the media industry through a series of small working group talks. Each working group will put together proposed actions to move the industry forward on their assigned topic. Along the way, Moguls will offer ample networking opportunities with peers away from the day-to-day routine.

Digiday Moguls is invitation-only. Apply to see if you qualify for a pass.

Digiday Content Marketing Summit

Date: August 6-8, 2018
Location: Vail, CO

As the age of sponsored posts comes to a close and platforms like Facebook continue to make it harder for brands to reach their audiences, brands are now facing a new plethora of challenges when it comes to producing and disseminating their content. Register for the Digiday Content Marketing Summit to see how a modern brand evolves its toolkit for the future.


Date: July 25, 2018
Location: 75 Varick St., New York, NY 10013

ASME NEXT Visits New York Magazine: A Members-Only Event.

Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with Strategist editors Alexis Swerdloff and Jason Chen, and a tour of New York Magazine.

2018 IMAG Conference

Date: June 13 + 14, 2018
Location: Taj Hotel, 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Break free from your old practices and thinking, and apply methods that allow you to distribute, create, and produce content with the consumer of today in brand new ways. Come together with other brand leaders at the 2018 IMAG Conference, that’s designed specifically for enthusiasts and specialty media companies.

Imagination Awards 2018

Date: June 14, 2018
Location: Taj Hotel, 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize the teams whose projects capture the uniqueness of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results.

The Social Shake – Up

Date: May 7-9, 2018
Location: the Marriott Marquis Atlanta

To get your messages across the digital and social universe, and to test their effectiveness, you must navigate the ins and outs of live streaming, SEO, storytelling, social selling, Snapchat, Instagram and so much more. At The Social Shake-Up on May 7-9, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, speakers from brands like Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Arby’s, The Coca-Cola Company and many others will show you and your team how to take your social media strategy to the next level. This three-day social media conference is designed for digital, social, marketing, PR and communications professionals looking for new innovative ways to keep integrating social media into their overall business strategy.

SIPA 2018

Date: June 5-7 , 2018
Location: the Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

The 39th Annual SIPAwards will honor the best in editorial, marketing and product success in the publishing and content industry. View the 36 categories – 7 new for 2018 – and start gathering your entry materials. Nominations will be accepted January 8-April 6, 2018.

Top Women In Media

Date: June 7, 2018
Location: New York City

The annual Folio: Top Women in Media Awards were created to celebrate, inspire and bring together the women who make magazine media such a dynamic industry. This year marks our 5th year of honoring women who have made a lasting impact on their brands, organizations and markets, carving out leadership roles that keep our industry moving forward.

Folio: is excited to have the opportunity to salute our colleagues and leaders at a celebratory luncheon on June 7, 2018 in New York City.

Folio Digital Awards

Date: April 5, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Yale Club in New York City

On Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:30 pm at the Yale Club in New York City, the top digital teams and innovative minds in the publishing community will gather for The Folio: Digital Awards to spotlight outstanding social media, web and mobile initiatives.  The 2018 class of finalists truly represent the best of the best in the digital space—each winner, honorable mention and special award recipient has pushed the boundaries of digital content, product development and audience engagement. Join us as we celebrate your peers from Hearst, Forbes Media, This Old House, New Hope Network, The Player’s Tribune, and many more.

FUSE 2018

Date: April 9-11, 2018
Location: Dream Hotel Downtown, New York, NY

Ellie Awards 2018

Date: March 13, 2018
Location: Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York, NY

The Ellie Awards honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy enterprise and imaginative design. Originally limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine-quality journalism published in any medium. Founded in 1966, the awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and are administered by ASME.

Finalists and winners will be honored at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala, hosted by ASME, at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Finalists in each of the 20 Ellie Award categories receive certificates of recognition. The winner in each category receives an “Ellie,” modeled on the symbol of the awards, Alexander Calder’s stabile “Elephant.” The winners of the 2018 ASME Next Awards for Journalists Under 30 will also be honored at the gala.

Digital Innovators’ Summit 2018

Date: March 18-20, 2018
Location: the Deutsche Telekom Representative Office in Berlin, located in the heart of Berlin close to many of the major attractions in Berlin such as the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral, The Reichstag, Museum Island and the Spree River.

Created by FIPP, the network for global media, and VDZ, the association for German publishers Digital Innovators’ Summit (DIS) in Berlin is the annual event in Europe for media companies to attend. A premium event now in its 11th year, DIS is the essential platform for quality media to share insights and innovation. Join us in 2018. Don’t wait too long to book though! Our Standard Rate is available until 12 March.

American Magazine Media Conference

Date: February 6, 2018 | 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Location: Conrad New York, 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY

Exploring the many ways in which magazines engage readers more deeply than any other medium, and the powerful influence magazine media has on consumers of our editorial and advertising content.
Super Niche Event

Super Niche Event

Date: March 5-7, 2018
Location: Louisville, KY
Cost: $595 – $1,790

The Super Niche Event is a combination of the Niche Media Conference, Niche EventFest, NicheTek, and Camp Niche Ad Sales Training events. This event is geared towards teaching you how to build your publishing business and increase revenue. The Super Niche Event is unique in that they have limited pace of 300 attendees to provide for a better experience.