The Most Relevant Conference for Digital Media & Revenue Ops Leaders

August 18-21, 2019 | Vancouver, BC

Sessions that speak to your challenges. Peers that speak your language. 

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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.


  • Ruth Facer

    VP of Revenue Operations
  • Matt Kyme

    Director of Product, Advertising Data & Innovations
  • Marco Pimentel

    CMO and Cofounder
  • David Rowley

    VP, Revenue Technology
  • Andrew Snook

    Director of Digital
  • Katya Shkolnik

    Head of Partnerships
  • Amanda Gomez

    VP, Revenue Operations
  • Louis-David Mangin

    CEO and Cofounder
  • Kerel Cooper

    Co-Founder / President of Advertising
  • Kevin Montgomery

    Manager, Ad Operations
  • Jason Terry

    VP Revenue Operations
  • Sean Halbmaier

    Senior Manager, Advanced Advertising
  • Lila Hunt

    Head of Advertising Strategy
  • Joseph Lospalluto

    EVP, Americas
  • Rick Welch

    Chief Revenue Officer
  • Elizabeth Petro

    VP of Publisher Product
  • Ben Epstein

    Engagement Manager
  • Jay Crissman

    Director, Revenue Operations
  • Nadia Ghassemi

    Team Lead, Strategic Partnerships
  • Vince Abney

    Team Lead, Strategic Partnerships
  • Rob Beeler

    Founder & CEO
  • Gavin Dunaway

    Product Marketing Lead
  • Lynne d Johnson

    Content Director


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August 18 Sunday

August 21 Wednesday

8:00 am-9:00 am


9:20 am-10:10 am

Workshops Round 1

10:20 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 Vancouver offers & make new connections with activities that range from adventurous to enriching.
Activity Choices: 

  • Yoga at the Parq 
  • Rainforest Hike to Capilano Suspension Bridge 
  • Granville Island Market Tour 
  • Voyageur Canoe Tour 
  • Biking in Stanley Park 
  • Hike the Grouse Grind  
  • Sea Safari Eco-Tour 
  • See full activity descriptions here

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's Attending

A+E Networks
The Atlantic
Blavity Inc.
Bloomberg Media
CBS Interactive
Complex Networks
Cox Automotive
Crain Communications
Dotdash Meredith
Encyclopedia Brittannica
Everyday Health Group
Fast Company
Fox Networks Group
Granite Media
IBM Watson Advertising
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
Leaf Group
LITE Games GmbH
Merriam Webster
NASCAR Digital Media
National Geographic
New York Post
New York Times, The
Nucleus Marketing Solutions
PGA Tour
Playbuzz now known as EX.CO
Remedy Health Media
The Seattle Times
Tribune Publishing
USA Today
Vox Media
Washington Post, The
Ziff Davis


Google Ad Manager
The Media Trust
Chocolate Platform
District M
PowerInbox is now Jeeng


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.