American Society of Magazine Editors

American Magazine Media Conference 2019

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February 5, 2019
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY

The 2019 American Magazine Media Conference
100 Proof: Celebrating a Century of Credible Content
February 5, 2019 | 8:30am-7:00pm | New York, NY

AMMC is the key conference for the most influential magazine media leaders. Attendees include 300 of the most influential people in the magazine media industry, including presidents and CEOs, top publishers, notable editors,  advertisers and working press, representing the decision makers from both publishing and content.


Leaders from across the medium spectrum —and key related industries— will be on stage to share ideas and experience to keep the industry headed north.

Sessions include: 
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Facebook, Communities and the Future of Journalism
Campbell Brown, Facebook’s Global Head of News Partnerships, sits with Glamour Editor in Chief Samantha Barry to discuss the latest on the Facebook Journalism Project. How can publishers and platforms best work together to find ways to bring writers and readers closer to the stories that matter to them?
Campbell Brown, Global Head off News Partnerships, Facebook
Samantha Barry, Editor in Chief, Glamour

How I Get it Done: Kate Lewis
One of The Cut’s most popular columns goes live as Editor in Chief Stella Bugbee asks Hearst Magazines’ Chief Content Officer Kate Lewis how she directs editorial operations across the company’s print and digital portfolio and still manages a balance between work and play. 
Kate Lewis, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines
Stella Bugbee, President and Editor in Chief, The Cut

Lifetime Achievement Award
Join us as we honor Marvin R. Shanken, Founder and Chairman, M. Shanken Communications, for his significant and longstanding contributions to the magazine media publishing industry and society. The award will be presented by Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International. 

Reflect. React. Reveal
Magazine media's top executives review the themes of the day and share what's hot for their companies in the year ahead.
Tom Harty, President and CEO, Meredith Corp.
Bonnie Kintzer, President and CEO, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
Bob Sauerberg, President and CEO, Condé Nast
Troy Young, President, Hearst Magazines 
Eric Zinczenko, Chief Executive Officer, Bonnier Corp.
Moderated by Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO, MPA

Secrets of the Centenarians
More than 50 print magazines have flourished for over 100 years. Hear how these top editors have discovered the fountain of youth for their iconic brands, treasuring their legacy and place in history, while boldly innovating into the future.

ASME Best Cover Contest
The ASME Best Cover Contest honors magazine covers published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. Leading editors, art directors and photo editors choose the five best covers in 10 categories.

Kelly Awards
The Kelly Awards honor the creative spirit of excellence and innovation in the art of advertising in magazine media. Awards are given to agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers whose campaigns demonstrate both creative excellence and effectiveness in meeting campaign objectives. Enter today! 

Magazine Launch of the Year
Join us in celebrating the industry’s most promising new stars as Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni reveals the Magazine Launch of the Year. 




    Continental Breakfast and Check-in.................................... 8:00-9:00am
    Keynotes, panels, and lunch............................................... 9:00am-6:00pm
    Awards program and reception........................................... 6:00-7:00pm

    Please contact Marisa Levy at or 212-872-3786 if you have questions or need assistance with registration. 


    Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, AOL’s Tim Armstrong, Actresses Lena Dunham and Julianne Moore, Late Night’s Seth Meyers, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, Filmmaker Ron Howard, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Comedian Amy Schumer, Twitter’s Biz Stone, Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, HBO’s Richard Plepler, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti, Arianna Huffington, Oprah Winfrey and Diane von Furstenberg, along with magazine media’s most influential editors and thought leaders, from Wired’s Scott Dadich to The New Yorker’s David Remnick






    Check out Highlights from the 2018 American Magazine Media Conference

    “Magazines are holding up western civilization.”  
    Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO, HBO at AMMC 2017

    “Magazines are still the best vehicle to tell a detailed long story, to really go in-depth and paint a picture. When we launched Let Girls Learn, it was important for us to make sure that people understood the issue and that we could engage readers to take action.”  
    Michelle Obama at AMMC 2016


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