The IRL Hangout for the Digital Media Community

August 18-21, 2019 | Vancouver, BC

Come for the Learning, Stay for the Fun, Leave as part of the Community.

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No other conference comes close to offering the community, exchange of ideas and learning opportunities of the AdMonsters Publisher Forum [drop the mic]

  • Connect with your peers to advance the digital media industry.
  • Delve into the latest topics focused on maximizing revenue.
  • Experience a unique event with an agenda you help set.
  • Interact with technology service providers and see their solutions in action.
  • Take away actionable insights for your company, your department and yourself.

Registration for this event is OPEN and includes:

  • 3.5 day of discussion and discourse
  • Keynote addresses from industry visionaries
  • Attendee-led sessions and workshops
  • Small group breakouts covering a wide variety of ad op current topics
  • Sunday evening cocktail reception and dinner
  • Monday evening Tech Crawl networking reception
  • Sponsor & attendee Monday dinner
  • Tuesday afternoon off-site activities
  • Attendee-only Tuesday dinner
  • Breakfasts and lunches during the conference


  • Ryan Pauley

    Ryan Pauley


    Earning It
    Monday, Aug. 19 @ 9:10 am

    In an age when audience attention must be earned, Vox Media CRO Ryan Pauley will examine how publishers can build diverse businesses, develop long-term client partnerships, and push the industry forward. In addition, he’ll share how he rose up the operations ranks and earned a spot in the C-suite—a model career path for ambitious revenue professionals.

  • Jeremy Lockhorn

    Jeremy Lockhorn

    Marketing, Strategy, Emerging Technology & Innovation Consultant

    5G and the Golden Age of Interconnectivity
    Tuesday, Aug. 20 @ 9:00 AM

    Even though coverage is limited and only a few handsets are ready to link up, the excitement around 5G is palpable —particularly when it comes to digital media and advertising implications. However, Jeremy Lockhorn, former Mobile Lead at SapientRazorfish, argues that focusing on the lightning fast connection speeds and low latency promised by 5G is missing the forest for the trees. In this keynote, he'll explore the implications of 5G as one of several ingredient technologies powering a future of heretofore untold interconnectivity—and specifically what that means for advertising technology and publishers’ digital revenue efforts.


Clear filters

August 18

5:30 pm-6:00 pm

New Monster Survival Guide

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Welcome Networking Reception

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Opening Reception

August 19

8:00 am-9:00 am


9:00 am-9:10 am

PubForum Kickoff

9:10 am-9:50 am

Keynote: Earning It

9:50 am-10:10 am

Chairman's Corner

10:10 am-10:30 am

Digital Media Rundown

10:30 am-10:50 am

Morning Networking Break

10:50 am-11:40 am

Publisher Session 3: A Fresh Perspective on Invalid Traffic

10:50 am-11:40 am

Pubs Talk Back: Publisher Feedback Panel for Sponsors

10:50 am-11:40 am

Publisher Session 2: The Missing Link—Site Speed and Revenue

10:50 am-11:40 am

Publisher Session 1: Back in the CPA Saddle

11:50 am-12:10 pm

Question the Tech: Round 1

12:10 pm-12:30 pm

The Ultimate Sell-Side Stack Setup

12:30 pm-1:30 pm


1:30 pm-1:50 pm

Question the Tech: Round 2

1:50 pm-2:10 pm

Simplifying Viewability and Verification

2:20 pm-3:10 pm

Publisher Session 2: A Trip Around the World of Video

2:20 pm-3:10 pm

Publisher Session 1: The Ups and Downs of First-Price Auctions

2:20 pm-3:10 pm

Publisher-Sponsor Session: What's the Deal With B2B?

2:20 pm-3:10 pm

Publisher Session 3: Scaling Local

3:10 pm-3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 pm-3:50 pm

Programmatic Video in an SSAI World

3:50 pm-4:20 pm

Publisher Panel: The Path to Holistic Revenue Optimization

4:20 pm-4:30 pm

Monday Wrap-Up

5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Tech Crawl Reception

7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Networking Dinner with Entertainment

August 20

8:00 am-9:00 am


9:00 am-9:50 am

5G and the Golden Age of Interconnectivity

9:50 am-10:10 am

Industry Buzz

10:10 am-10:30 am

Morning Networking Break

10:30 am-10:50 am

Question the Tech: Round 3

10:50 am-11:10 am

Inside AdMonsters

11:10 am-11:30 am

How to Get AI to Work Your Programmatic

11:40 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Panel 2: Advanced Programmatic

11:40 am-12:30 pm

Breakout 3: OMS Selection and Migration

11:40 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Panel 1: Direct-Sold Ad Ops

12:45 pm-5:00 pm

Off-Site Activities

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Pubs Night Out

August 21

8:00 am-9:00 am


9:00 am-9:10 am

Workshop Explainer

9:20 am-10:10 am

Workshops Round 1

10:30 am-11:10 am

Workshops Round 2

11:10 am-11:40 am

Networking Break

11:40 am-12:30 pm

Publisher Roundtables

12:30 pm-1:00 pm

Report In and Wrap-Up


JW Marriott Parq & The Douglas Hotels

39 Smithe St
Vancouver, BC V6B0R3

With Western Canada’s majestic mountaintops as its backdrop – the JW Marriott & Douglas Hotels located in the Parq Vancouver Complex delivers a luxury hotel experience unlike any other. Rooms and suites at our waterfront hotel showcase incredible city, ocean and mountain vistas. There’s a distinct sense of place with its understated luxury and impeccable service, but there’s no mistaking you’re in beautiful British Columbia. 

The rate at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver & The Douglas Hotel is $320 USD per night inclusive of all taxes and fees.


Our Networking events are where Publisher Forums go from conference to full-scale event experience: 

Publisher Welcome Reception | Sunday – 6:00-7:00 PM
Meet your fellow publishers over drinks and snacks! Participants will be broken up into groups and asked to complete a (fun, we swear!) activity that will inform the agenda and discussion over the coming days.

Opening Night Reception | Sunday – 7:00-9:00 PM 
Meet. Mingle. Kick off the Publisher Forum with your fellow Ad Ops brethren.

Tech Crawl | Monday – 5:30-7:30 PM
This unique event is where the rubber meets the road. Speak with tech providers in a casual setting about your specific challenges, get personalized attention and real-world solutions. Drinks and snacks provided.

Publisher-Sponsor Dinner | Monday – 7:30 – 10:00 PM 
A gourmet meal enjoyed by attendees and sponsors, accompanied by music and… surprises? Always one of the highlights of Publisher Forum!

Off-Site Activities | Tuesday – 1:00 – 4:00/5: 00 PM 
Your brain needs a little break after all this thinking! Enjoy all that Miami offers & make new connections with activities that range from adventurous to enriching.

    Publisher Dinner | Tuesday 7:00 – 10:00 PM
    Look forward to an unforgettable meal to top off a memorable day. AdMonsters takes publishers to a gorgeous local spot for attendees to enjoy first-class food, beverage, and entertainment amidst the good company of your ad ops peers.


    Who attends Publisher Forum?

    AdMonsters Publisher Forums are designed specifically for digital strategists, data scientists, revenue, operations & technology leaders at online publishers, content creators and mobile application developers. AdMonsters reviews and approves each individual participant to ensure a conversation amongst a community of senior peers in digital media.


    What should I expect at the Publisher Forum?

    Most sessions are open to attendees only, except for Sponsor Workshops, Panels, and Networking Sessions.
    The Publisher Forum conference takes place over three days, beginning with a cocktail reception and dinner on Sunday evening and ending at 1:00 PM Wednesday. The agenda includes:

    • 2-3 keynotes by industry visionaries
    • Interactive sessions led by industry leaders who are also part of the AdMonsters community
    • Breakouts covering a wide variety of focused revenue, data and ad-ops relevant topics

    The 30-60 minute attendee sessions include presentations, round-table discussions and case studies on a wide variety of relevant topics such as: yield management, first party auctions, ad serving technology, inventory management, organizational structure, data science, business process automation, operations policies, rich/streaming media and more.


    Why should I register early?

    Two reasons:

    • The price for Publisher Forums goes up as we get closer to the event date
    • We always sell out since we limit the number of attendees to keep the conversations open and flowing   


    IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification

    Attending the full Publisher Forum can earn your 8 credits towards your IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification.


    Cancellation Policy

    All conference fees are non-refundable. Substitutions will be accepted.  Non-payment or non-attendance due to natural disaster or any other reason does not constitute cancellation or refund. If for any reason Access Intelligence/AdMonsters decided to cancel or postpone this event, Access Intelligence/AdMonsters is not responsible for covering airfare, hotel or other travel costs incurred by the attendees. No hotel cancellations available within 30 days of event. Note: All payments must be received before entering the event.


    IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification

    Attending the full Publisher Forum can earn you 8 credits towards your IAB Digital Ad Operations Recertification.