CRMA 40th Annual Conference

The City and Regional Magazine Association's 40th Annual Conference will be held May 21-23, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, Colorado. Registration options are to the right. Basic schedule information is below and full program brochure is available to download. Find shipping information for Magazine Display here.

Conference Organizers

Convention Chair: Bob Fernald, Down East
 

Track Chairs:

  • Advertising: Rachel Winner (Pittsburgh Magazine) 
  • Creative/Art: Joe O'Donnell (B-Metro Magazine)
  • Audience Development: Dylan Whitaker (417 Magazine) and Melissa Chowning (D Magazine)
  • Editorial: Elizabeth Hudson (Our State) and Brian Kevin (Down East)
  • Management: David Lipson (Metrocorp) and Randy Thompson (Coastal Virginia Magazine)
  • Marketing: Kelley Lavin (Sarasota Magazine)

Host Magazine: 5280 Magazine

Preliminary Schedule

Review session/speakers and topics for this year's program.
Saturday
8:30am-1pm -- Committee and Board of Directors Meetings
1-5pm -- Optional Advertising Workshop (Peter Svenneby)
4-5pm -- Financial Standards Survey Session (participants only)
6-7:30pm -- Welcome Party

Sunday and Monday
9am-4:45pm -- Sessions

Featured Speakers:

Andrew Clurman, President and CEO, Active Interest Media

Keynote Presentation: Magazine Media: A Roadmap for Growth
Since the company’s launch in 2003,  Active Interest Media has grown more than ten-fold in revenue and many more times that in profits. Through a continued pattern of strategic acquisitions and new business start-ups and extensions in events, services, print, and digital AIM has built one of the world’s fastest-growing, large scale enthusiast media companies.  Andy will share some of AIM’s strategies and lessons learned for finding and funding growth opportunities.

Monday evening
6:30pm -- Awards Banquet (list of finalists)

In addition, there will be the popular Publications Display, social events, networking with your peers, CRMA Awards Celebratory & Reception Dinner and more in Denver, Colorado.

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
Room rate: $199.00 (sgl/dbl)
Cut-off: April 20, 2016

For reservations, call 888.421.1442 and mention CRMA 2016 meeting.
Click here to book rooms online at our discounted rate

Publication Display

As always, the Publications Display will be a popular attraction this year. Members are encouraged to ship no more than 75 copies of your magazine to be displayed. For shipping information and associated box handling fees, click here.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

For Set-up and shipping information, download Quick Show Details and full Exhibitor Service Manual from Brede Exposition Services.

There is not a greater opportunity to meet directly with decision makers and potential customers than at the CRMA Annual Conference. If you are a company interested in this exhibit opportunity, review the Call to Exhibit which includes registration form to print and mail in or Register online for your exhibit space today!

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