61st Annual Publishing Conference and Expo
August 7-8, 2014

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Events Include:

2014 Annual Publishing Conference & Expo

Be Inspired! Sit amongst your peers and potential clients while listening to inspirational key note speakers from from the leading publications in and out of the state of Florida.

Increase your Knowledge! During breakout sessions, you choose from four tailored tracks to learn from working industry professionals. Tracks include publishing, editorial, sales and design/photography.

Have some fun! Enjoy time with other conference attendees during our wine toss and our all-level golf outing. You can even bring your family along for movie night by the pool.

Exhibitor Reception

We bring in the best companies working in our industry to help you through your business needs. Peruse the exhibitor booths to see how they can help you expand your business and improve your workflow.

Industry Expert Speakers:

Adam Sandow, CEO and Chairman of SANDOW

Kristen Standish, Publisher and previous Editor of Boston Magazine

Leslie Laredo, President of the Laredo Group

For more speakers, visit our Speaker Page

Just for Fun

Wine Toss

Thursday night "Dive-in Movie”

Thursday night Golf Outing

2014 Charlie Awards Gala

Join the 2014 award-winning Florida-based publications as they receive Charlie Awards for outstanding editorial, design, photography and overall categories. The gala includes a formal dinner and awards ceremony, which is held Friday night at the end of the conference to celebrate our peers. View the 2013 winners.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Registration, Meet & Greet, Exhibitor Networking
Noon – 7 p.m. Registration & Charlie Ticket Sales Open
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. General Session: Dogs Don't Bark at Parked Cars: Josh Field & Jeff Piersall, Founders of SCB Marketing; publishers of Spacecoast Living, SpaceCoast Business and more
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Exhibitor Networking
2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.  
Track A – Sales/Publishing Publisher's Roundtable, "Tales from the Launch Pad: Strategies for Successfully Starting a New Magazine"
Track B – Editorial Kimberly Howard, Special Association and  Trade/Technical presentation: "10 Epic Content Ideas for Connecting with Your Members"
Track C – Multi-Media John Puterbaugh, "What's Next for Mobile and Publishing: Mobile Brand Activation and Proximity Marketing"
Track D – Design/Photography Jamie Mark, "Letter Perfect: Using the Power of Typography to Elevate your Designs"
4 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Exhibitor Networking
4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Keynote: Adam Sandow, Founder & CEO, SANDOW
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking & Exhibitor Reception

Friday, August 8, 2014

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration & Coffee, Exhibitor Networking
7:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Registration Open
8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. Welcome Remarks by FMA President
9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. The Interview: Kevin Kaminski and Kristen Standish
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Exhibitor Networking
10:45 a.m. – Noon  
Track A – Sales/Publishing Leslie Laredo, "Dialing for Digital Dollars: Sales Strategies for Florida Publishers and Their Digital Products"
Track B – Editorial Jason Cole, "The Art of the Interview: How to Get the Most Out of Your Sources By Asking All the Right Questions"
Track C – Multi-Media Pete Spiller & Jarrod Cady, "Visual Impact: How to Plan and Create Engaging Videos to Tell Stories"
Track D – Design/Photography Betsy Hansen, "Every Picture Tells a Story: Ten Ways to Improve Your Magazine Images"
Noon - 12:15 p.m. Exhibitor Networking
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, FMA Membership Meeting, General Session Speakers TBA
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Exhibitor Networking
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  
Track A – Sales/Publishing Diana Riser, "The Power of Events: How to Strengthen Your Brand -- and Enhance Client Relations -- Through Magazine-Sponsored Events"
Track B – Editorial TBA
Track C – Multi-Media Paul DeHart, "Keys to Online Success: Exploring New Trends in Digital Publishing"
Track D – Design/Photography Pegie Stark Adam, "First Impressions: The Do's and Don't's of Creating Compelling Covers"
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Charlie Awards reception
7:15 p.m. – 10 p.m. Charlie Awards banquet & award ceremony


Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd
ChampionsGate, Florida 33896
Phone: (407) 390-6664, Fax: (407) 390-6600

Located at the heart of a beautiful 36 hole Greg Norman-designed golfing paradise only a few miles southwest of Walt Disney World®. The AAA Four Diamond resort was recently ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 125 resort courses in the world. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is known for its pools and recreation highlighted by an 850 ft. lazy river, a zero entry family pool with corkscrew slide and water playground, and a formal pool and whirlpool, adorned with eight luxurious private cabanas. Complimentary wireless internet access in the guest rooms and lobby keeps attendees connected throughout their stay and free scheduled shuttle service is offered to the Disney World® Theme Parks.

Resort reservations can be made directly with Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or by visiting the online reservation portal. Be sure to make your reservation for the FMA meeting before Friday, July 25, 2014 to receive the reduced room rate of $129 per night for single/double occupancy.


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Member Rates Prior to July 23, 2014  After July 23, 2014 
First Registrant $369 $419
Additional Staff (up to 3) $159 $209
Additional Staff (4 or more) $129 $179
One-Day Fee $269 $319
Student $99 $149
Non-Member Rates    
Full Registration $469 $519
All Registrants    
Charlie Awards Ticket $160 $170
Charlie Awards Guest Ticket $100 $100
Charlie Awards Table of 10 - online registration special! $1200 $1300
Friday Luncheon (additional ticket) $95 $110