Winter Publishers Round Table, Sarasota, FL

The CRMA's Winter Publishers Round Table will  take place Feb. 6-7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota, FL.

Program Details

Chair: Bob FernaldDown East
Download and review the full program. The general schedule of activities is also listed below.
Submissions for the Best Ideas Sessions are being collected. All publishers/attendees are expected to submit an entry to participate in this session. Use this form to submit your entry today.

Evening Activities

Friday, Feb 6th:

An Optional Group Dinner has been arranged for Friday, Feb 6th at The Shore Diner.  Evening will begin with cocktails sponsored by ICN. Dinner will include choice of 3 entrees, salad and dessert. This group dinner has been a great evening the last several meetings.
Wine service during dinner is sponsored by GTxcel. Sign up for the Optional Group Dinner.

Saturday, Feb 7th:

The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and CRMA participants will be treated to a visit to the museum and estate grounds. A bus will take members from the hotel to The Ringling. A guide will give a brief tour through the grounds of the Estate to the Mansion where members can explore the exhibits. Cocktails will be available on the back terrace of the Mansion for viewing of sunset. The bus will return to the hotel and/or make a stop for those wanting to dine at one of the Palm Avenue restaurants. Thank you to Dan Denton and the staff of Sarasota Magazine for arranging this opportunity at a truly unique location.
Cocktails sponsored by Publishers Press.

Hotel Information

Feb. 6-7, 2015
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
Room rate: $209/night (sgl/dbl) -- Includes resort fee and Internet
Deadline: Jan 6 (or when the block of rooms sells out - whichever comes first)
For reservations, call 800-233-1234 and mention CRMA or reserve your room online.

Schedule of Activities


8 - 10am -- Board of Directors meeting
10am - 3pm -- Round Table meeting
3 - 5pm -- Afternoon free time
5 - 6pm -- Welcome Reception
6:30-8:00pm -- Optional Dinner


8 - 9am -- Breakfast Breakout session
9am - 1pm -- Round Table
1-5pm -- Free time
5pm -- Reception
Conference adjourns

Attendance Restricted to Publishers: Based on the input of members, to maintain the exclusivity and intimacy of the Publishers’ Round Table meeting, attendance is limited exclusively to publishers, owners and principals of member magazines. Non-member publications may not attend except by invitation. Attendance by Associate (Vendor) members is limited to those participating as supporters and sponsors. Please contact Jim Dowden with any questions or if you need additional information regarding this policy.

Publication Display

A popular feature at the Publishers' Round Table is the Publications Display. You can either bring or ship 30-40 copies of your magazine for display. If shipping, here's how packages should be labeled.

(Attendee's Name), (Your magazine/company)
CRMA - Feb 6-7, 2015
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236

Sponsor Opportunities

Attendance by Associate (Vendor) members is limited to those participating as sponsors only. Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities and the registration form to return via mail with a check or fax with a credit card. You can also register online as a sponsor. Please contact Executive Director Jim Dowden with any questions or if you would like to discuss other sponsorship opportunities not listed.

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Is your company interested in being a Sponsor for this year's meeting? Find information and registration online.