Publisher Forum XXXI


AdMonsters Publisher Forum: Making Media Work

Our Publisher Forum in Scottsdale is a can't-miss event where 100 of the top senior leaders in online ad tech and ad operations converge. Join us to be part of this elite group as we discuss, debate and shape the future of digital media. No other conference comes close to offering the same opportunity for exposure, exchange of ideas and feedback.

Our agenda is jam-packed with sessions that focus on gearing up your team for the challenges ahead in the coming year and bolstering inter-company harmony to take advantage of the revenue opportunities that increasingly present themselves to the supply side.

Must-see keynotes include:

  • Richard Jalichandra, Executive Chairman of Technorati
  • Shelley Zalis, CEO of the Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

Breakout speakers from Microsoft, and CBS Interactive will delve into an array of management best practices and look beyond the ops window into the department's relationship with finance and analytics.

We'll also announce the latest recipients of our AdMonsters Digital Media Leadership Awards. As you may remember from previous Publisher Forums, these awards go to those in our industry who show strategic vision, build great systems and maximize profitability. Who will be honored in November? 


Registration for this event is now only $1,395 and includes: 

  • 3.5 day of discussion and discourse
  • Keynote addresses from industry visionaries
  • Member-led sessions and workshops
  • Small group breakouts covering a wide variety of ad op current topics
  • Sunday evening dinner and cocktail reception
  • Sponsored "Speed Dating" networking drinks reception
  • Sponsor & member dinner Monday
  • Member-only dinner Tuesday at the famous El Chorro restaurant
  • Breakfasts and lunches during the conference
  • And your choice of super fun offsite activities:
    • Kayaking on the Salt River: A guided tour through a scenic and relaxing desert oasis.
    • Cattle Drive. Ride ‘em cowboy while you move a herd of cattle through the desert and back to their pens.
    • Desert Jeep Excursion: Off-roading in the Sonoran desert doesn’t get more fun than this!
    • Expert Hike up Camelback Mountain: Brave the sandstone trails of this iconic landmark of Phoenix.

What are you waiting for? If you’re an ad ops professional responsible for driving revenue for your company, register today to get fully prepared for the challenges ahead in 2014. 

Interested in discounts for registering to multiple events? Contact us.

Hotel Nights

NOTE: Unfortunately, the FireSky Resort & Spa is full during Publisher Forum Scottsdale. For nearby rooms, book with Chaparral Suites, which is located across the street from the venue. 

Special Offer for Arizona-Based Publishers


If you're a publisher in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area but can't commit to all three days of the conference, please join us for the Sunday night reception and on Monday for a full day of content and dinner! For $495, your special conference pass includes:

  • Sunday evening dinner and cocktail reception
  • Monday morning Keynote address
  • Member-led sessions and workshops 
  • Sponsored "Speed Dating" networking 
  • Sponsor & Member dinner Monday 
  • Breakfast and lunch on Monday
The pass does not include hotel stay, but we are able to offer an exclusive rate for the nights you need.

Come join us for a taste of AdMonsters. Register Today!



Publishers Take the Wheel

Shelley Zalis CEO, Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange Ipsos @ShelleyZalis


Full Group

Half Group

Peas in the Pod: Analytics & Ops

Christian Kugel VP, Consumer Analytics and Research AOL @fckugel


Nov 10, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 13, 2013


Who attends the Publisher Forum?

Attendance is limited to individuals employed by online publishing/media companies, whose roles focus on ad operations and/or ad technology. If you are already an AdMonsters member, you will receive registration materials automatically when registration opens. If you are not already a member, please visit our membership information page.

Please note that to preserve the integrity of our unique forum, conference attendance is limited, and we do sell out regularly, so it is to your advantage to register as early as possible.

What to expect at the Publisher Forum

Most sessions are open to members only, except for Sponsor Workshops, Panels, and networking sessions.

The member session agenda is comprised of 30-60 minute sessions led by members. These sessions take the form of presentations, round-table discussions, and case studies on a wide variety of relevant topics. Some examples include ad serving technology, inventory management, organizational structure, business process automation, ad operations policies, rich/streaming media, and case studies.


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