The Most Relevant Conference for Digital Media & Revenue Ops Leaders

November 7-10, 2021 | San Diego, CA

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


  • Eva Papoutsakis Smith

    Eva Papoutsakis Smith

    Chief Revenue Officer

    As Chief Revenue Officer at Ziff Media Group (ZMG), Eva Smith oversees all aspects of ZMG’s monetization business units, including display and affiliate sales, customer success, trade marketing, and strategic growth for the leading, global digital media company which includes ZMG Shopping Group (RetailMeNot,,, and ZMG Tech Group (Mashable, PCMag, Extremetech, Askmen). Previously, she served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at ZMG, where she focused on accelerating revenue growth while maintaining an aggressive margin. 

    Prior to joining ZMG, Eva held roles as senior vice president of sales strategy and operations at Integral Ad Science, head of marketing at Pinterest, and vice president of sales strategy, product marketing, and training at The Weather Channel.

    Eva holds a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business school and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Economics and Communications. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children. 

  • Dev Pragad

    Dev Pragad


    Dev Pragad is the CEO of Newsweek Magazine. Since taking the helm of the company in 2016, he has transformed the business. He implemented a digital-first strategy and pushed Newsweek into the digital era, changes which increased digital readership from six million per month to 100 million+ across all platforms in less than three years.

    Shortly after his PhD from King’s College London in 2009, Pragad founded the U.K. edition of IBT – a business and general interest publication – and entered into the digital publishing business. He started the business with three staff members and in five years grew it to a multi-million dollar a year business with over 150 staff and offices based in London’s Canary Wharf.

    His success led him to acquire the license to publish Newsweek's International edition from London between 2014 and 2016. He eventually acquired Newsweek's U.S. business in 2018, making Pragad a majority owner of the operation.

    Pragad is an active entrepreneur, mentor and advisor. In addition, he is a participant in the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. He continues to lead Newsweek through the rapidly changing digital media landscape, revitalizing the iconic brand.


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

Publisher Journey

Publisher Forum Attendee Journey


  • Eva Papoutsakis Smith

    Chief Revenue Officer
  • Dev Pragad

  • Ben Antier

    Co-Founder & CEO
  • Jason Bauer

    Senior Director, Audience Data Operations
  • Anthony Berrena

  • Celine Bleu

    Sr. Director, Audience Platform
  • George Blue

    Head Of Publisher Partnerships
  • Alex Calic

  • Adam Carey

    Head of Advertising Operations
  • Jules Carfora

    Senior Manager, Publisher Sales
  • Bill Casper

    Director of Publisher Partnerships and New Business
  • Alexx Cass

    Senior Account Executive, Publisher Partnerships
  • Paul Cassar

    Head of Enterprise Partnerships
  • Jared Collett

    Sr. Director of Ad Operations & Analytics
  • Chris Crawfurd

    VP Programmatic
  • Tami Deleeuw

    Sr. Manager, Ad Operations
  • Pierre Diennet

    Global Partnerships
  • Gavin Dunaway

    Product Marketing Lead
  • Ron Duque

    Head of Advertising and Ad Tech Operations
  • Jim Egan

    VP, Business Development
  • Ben Emanuel

    Senior Manager - Ads Partnerships
  • Vanessa Eng

    VP Programmatic Revenue Strategy & Operations
  • Julian Frachtman

  • Jake Gardner

    VP of Programmatic
  • Raef Godwin

    VP of Revenue Operations
  • Terry Guyton-Bradley

    Senior Director, Advertising Technology
  • Jessica Kadden

    VP, Programmatic
  • Sean R. Kalub

    SVP of Video Investments
  • Stacy Kelsey

    Revenue Manager
  • Jeff Kupietzky

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Dave Lomax

    Sr. Director, Yield & Data Operations
  • Jeffrey Mayer

    Vice President, Programmatic
  • Vikrant Mathur

  • Bryanne Pashley

    Senior Data Products Manager
  • Elizabeth Petro

    VP of Publisher Product
  • Aaron Nachman

    Director, Media Operations
  • Emily Rawdon

    Manager, Performance Media
  • Mike Richter

    Strategic Advisor
    Finnovar Media
  • Ethan Sailers

    Solutions Engineering Manager
  • Dan Rua

  • Nicole Scaglione

    VP of OTT/CTV Business
  • Lior Shvo

    VP Marketing
  • Sarah Sluis

    Managing Editor
  • Anne Thiel

    Sr. Director Advertising & Revenue Operations
  • Tor Thilert

    Director of Programmatic Video
  • Josh Wallace

    Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Jay Westlin

  • Lynne d Johnson

    Content Director
  • Rob Beeler

    Founder & CEO
  • Tameka Kee

    Event Host & Producer


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Sunday - November 7, 2021

Monday - November 8, 2021

8:00 am-9:00 am


9:00 am-9:10 am


10:30 am-10:50 am

Morning Networking Break

12:10 pm-12:35 pm

Question the Tech Round 1

12:35 pm-1:35 pm


1:35 pm-1:55 pm

Digital Media Drilldown

2:15 pm-2:35 pm

Sarah Sluis Spills the Tea

2:55 pm-3:15 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

4:05 pm-4:25 pm

Make Email Suck Less

4:45 pm-4:50 pm

Monday Wrap Up

5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Tech Crawl Happy Hour

7:30 pm-9:30 pm

The Big Dinner

Wednesday - November 10, 2021

8:00 am-9:00 am


9:15 am-10:00 am

Workshops: Round 1

10:05 am-10:50 am

Workshops Round 2

10:50 am-11:10 am

Networking Break

11:10 am-11:55 am

Publisher Roundtables

11:55 am-12:25 pm

Report in

12:25 pm-1:00 pm

The Wrap Up

Publishers Attending

The Atlantic
Apartment Therapy
Cashback Monitor
Choueiri Group - Digital Media Services
Condé Nast
Dentsu Aegis Network
Cox Automotive
Dotdash Meredith
Hive Media Group
IBM Watson Advertising
Major League Fishing
Mansueto Ventures
Major League Baseball
NASCAR Digital Media
Meredith Corporation
Nexstar Media Group
PGA Tour
Red Ventures
Sirius XM
The Washington Post
Warner Media Group
Ziff Davis


Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011

The Fall Publisher Forum will take place at the stunning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carslbad, CA, perched along the beautiful greater San Diego coastline. 

AdMonsters Group Rate: $320/per night
Rate is inclusive of all taxes and fees – you must select your room during conference registration in order to receive this special rate



Publisher Welcome Groups | 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 | 7:00-9:00 PM 
Meet. Mingle. Kick off the Publisher Forum with your fellow Ad Ops brethren.


Tech Crawl |  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.

Dinner and Entertainment |  7:30-10:00PM
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 San Diego and the surrounding scenery while making new connections. Activities range from adventurous to enriching; there’s something for everyone. 

  • Dolphin and Whale Watching
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Hike
  • Carslbad Oyster Farm
  • Sea Cave Kayaking
  • California Water Sports
  • Pool Party

Read the full activity descriptions

Publisher’s Night Out | Tuesday – 7:00–10:00 PM
Look forward to an unforgettable party 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.


Integral Ad Science
PubMatic by Primis
The Media Trust
Burt Intelligence.

Event Safety

We’ve Got You Covered!  Your health and safety are our #1 priority. Here are some of the safety measures you can expect throughout the event.

  • Masks will be provided for any attendee who wants one – unvaccinated attendees must wear masks indoors during the conference.
  • High Traffic Areas such as handrails, escalators, door knobs, elevator buttons, etc) will be disinfected by the venue staff frequently
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event
  • Food and beverage functions will employ the highest standard of food safety, minimizing self-service options – all meals will be outdoors
  • The Park Hyatt Aviara hotel is both GBAC Certified and follows strict guidelines for enhanced cleaning, disinfection and disease prevention.
  • Capacity will be determined by current county capacity guidelines 

AdMonsters will verify COVID-19 vaccination or Negative PCR status by a verified digital healthshare app provider. 


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.

How many people will be attending the Publisher Forum? Are there international attendees?

Publisher Forum is a small event. At max, we allow 200 attendees (publishers + sponsors). Attendees are typically 95% from the United States and Canada, 5% from Europe. However, for this event, we expect all attendees will be from the United States. For all international attendees and sponsors, we will engage in personal conversations about quarantine requirements and testing protocols. 

What are AdMonsters event safety protocols? 

The health and safety of our conference attendees, employees, partners, and event staff is our number one priority.

  • Masks will be required in public event settings.
  • All rooms and seating environments will be configured for social distancing.
  • Sanitization stations will be on-site in all session rooms and meal functions. The CDC also recommends frequent hand-washing. We encourage attendees to refrain from handshaking to mitigate risks.
  • We will have thermometers available for anyone who may need to check their body temperature. Please visit the AdMonsters Info Desk to pick one up, or call down to the front hotel desk to receive one delivered to your room. If any attendees is unwell and requires medical assistance, we will direct off-site to the appropriate medical resource.
  • The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is following recommendations in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding the use of cleaning disinfectants effective against COVID-19. We have requested additional cleanings of our meeting room facilities, including door handles, elevator buttons, light switches, etc.
  • There will be on-site information about how to keep yourself healthy at the event.
  • There will be frequent reminders that hands should be washed often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • For your safety and the safety of all participants, please do not attend Publisher Forum if you feel ill.
  • Please notify AdMonsters if you begin to feel ill while at the Publisher Forum. 

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    

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.