American Society of Magazine Editors


Event Information
May 22, 2017
May 23, 2017
May 24, 2017
Marriott Marina del Rey
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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Join us in Marina del Rey, California for the 13th Annual IMAG Conference – the only event that brings together independent and enthusiast magazine media executives to learn, share and connect. From a collection of case studies to inspired keynotes to interactive panel discussions, this meeting is essential for all indie leaders. It’s the one place you will find peer-to-peer networking coupled with intelligence on issues central to your brands.


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  • Publishing case studies and success stories
  • Managing and right-sizing your business: Results from the 2016 IMAG Financial Benchmarking Study
  • Leveraging content across new platforms
  • Quality networking with like-minded indie leaders
  • Imagination Awards: Showcasing the innovative and imaginative tactics that lead to success

The IMAG community is best defined as brands serving enthusiast audiences across many platforms, brought together by their passion for a particular topic or lifestyle. Each year senior executives from independent media brands attend the Annual Conference to explore new opportunities for their companies and brands and share what’s working and what’s not with their business peers. Attendees include: 

  • C-Suite
  • Director of Audience Development
  • Director of Digital Content/Sales
  • Director of Marketing
  • Editor
  • Owner/Founder
  • Partner
  • President
  • Publisher
  • Sales Director

The Marriott Marina del Rey is located just four miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the heart of one of the most picturesque coastal communities in Southern California. The hotel is three blocks from world-famous Venice Beach and two miles south of Santa Monica shopping attractions.

Book your reservation as follows:
Online: Marina del Rey Marriott to secure our special rate of $249.00 per night.
By Phone: Call 1-310-301-3000 and ask for the IMAG Conference rate at the Marina del Rey Marriott.

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

The Awards ceremony and dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at the IMAG Annual Conference. All conference attendees may attend the awards.

Finalists may have the opportunity to present their projects on site at the conference. Winners will be announced live at the 2017 Imagination Awards dinner on May 23, 2017.

For speaking opportunities or assistance with registration, contact Elizabeth Tighe, or call 212-872-3771.

Or download a registration form here.