Publisher Forum Event Series

AdMonsters IRL is Back!

Come and learn with us in the fresh open air of Colorado. Gain critical insights and add to your knowledge stack, and get back to networking IRL. We've got you covered with enhanced safety measures so you can get back to business.

August 22-25, 2021 | Vail, CO

Your All-Inclusive Pass covers all meals, events and activities!

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  • Jenny Connelly

    Jenny Connelly

    Senior Vice President of Product & Technology

    Jenny Connelly is a senior digital executive with broad product strategy and digital operations expertise.  As PMC’s Senior Vice President of Product & Technology she oversees the engineering, IT, product, project & SEO teams, a group of 65 people.  This team ideates, engineers & manages the full technology stack that runs PMC's 25 media brands, including Rolling Stone, Variety, Billboard, Women's Wear Daily & more. 
     
    Jenny joined PMC from Dreamworks NOVA, an enterprise Saas software company that spun out of Dreamworks Animation. Prior to that she was at Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s biggest rock concert company and owner of Ticketmaster, then the world’s 5th largest e-commerce site.  At Live Nation she was the Senior Vice President of Digital for Live Nation Studios, responsible for all technology for the company’s new media & content division. Prior to that she was the lead executive tapped to create Live Nation Labs, a start-up incubator within Live Nation Entertainment.   

  • Mitchell Stoutin

    Mitchell Stoutin

    Senior Director of Engineering

    Mitchell Stoutin is a Senior Director of Engineering at Red Ventures, leading the technology organization for The Points Guy and ExpertFlyer. As an engineer, Mitchell built technologies to leverage Red Ventures data science capabilities on publisher websites, seeking to unlock optimization and personalization across the RV portfolio. These days in the travel tech organization, he and his teams are on a mission to extend TPG's top-flight editorial expertise into an array of useful and delightful technology products. The goal is to make the world of award travel computable, thereby making travel better and more accessible to everyone.

About

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.

ALL-INCLUSIVE REGISTRATION FEE

$1595 REGULAR RATE 

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Registration for this event is NOW 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
  • EVENT PROTOCOLS FOR GUEST SAFETY & SOCIAL DISTANCING

Speakers

  • Jenny Connelly

    Senior Vice President of Product & Technology
  • Mitchell Stoutin

    Senior Director of Engineering
  • Jake Abraham

    President
  • Kevin Antoine

    Programmatic Partnership Manager
  • Addy Atienza

    Director of Programmatic Strategy
  • Mark Bausinger

    Director of Publisher Business Development
  • Anthony Berrena

    CRO
  • Julie Butler

    Head of Ad Operations
  • Christian Carrillo

    Manager, Ad Operations
  • Paul Cassar

    Head of Enterprise Partnerships
  • Melissa Chapman

    Founder and Principal
    Part Two Consulting
  • Daniel Clennar

    Senior Manager of Publisher Development
  • Jesse Demmel

    CTO
  • Ron Duque

    Head of Advertising and Ad Tech Operations
  • Curtis Evans

    Director of Ad Operations
  • Mike Griego

    Director, Advertising Technology
  • Stephanie Hanson

    Offering Manager
  • Marc Harrison

    Sales Director
  • Matt Knapp

    Sr. Director, Data
  • Rachel Malone-Olson

    VP of Brand and Marketing
  • Jon Matthews

    VP, Publisher Development - US
  • David McManus

    Podcast Operations Lead
  • Katie Millington

    Sales Director
  • Pamela Moore

    Vice President of Content Strategy & Audience Engagement
  • Bryanne Pashley

    Senior Data Products Manager
  • Nicholas Pirlis

    VP Media & Co-Founder
  • Stephanie Pruzinsky

    VP, Client Success
  • Mike Racic

    Global Head of Programmatic and Data
  • Mike Richter

    Senior Director, Global Programmatic Lead
  • Jason Terry

    VP Revenue Operations
  • Monique Watford

    Vice President, Operations
  • Jason White

    SVP, Head of Publishers
  • Rob Beeler

    Chair, Advisory Board
  • Lynne d Johnson

    Senior Editor
  • Tameka Kee

    Head of Content

Agenda

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Sunday – August 22, 2021

Wednesday – August 25, 2021

8:00 am-9:00 am

Breakfast

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

Publisher Experience

Location

Grand Hyatt Vail

1300 Westhaven Dr
Vail, CO 81657

The Summer Publisher Forum will take place at the stunningly beautiful Grand Hyatt Vail, nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Vail, CO. 

AdMonsters Group Rate: $265/per night
inclusive of all taxes and fees – you must select your room during conference registration in order to receive this special rate.

Airport Transfers from the Denver International Airport can be arranged through Epic Mountain Express – book your transfer

Networking

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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

 

TUESDAY

Off-Site Activities | Tuesday – 1:00-4:00/5:00 PM
Your brain needs a little break after all this thinking! Enjoy Vail and the gorgeous surrounding scenery while making new connections. Activities range from adventurous to enriching; there’s something for everyone. 

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.

Who's Attending

Apartment Therapy
The Atlantic
Dotdash
Edmunds
Everyday Health
Expedia
Fandom
Gannett
IBM Watson Advertising
Jukin Media
Likemind
Marijuana Business Daily
Metamorphosis Partners
NASCAR Digital Media
Pandora
Penske Media Corporation
PGA Tour
Red Ventures
Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Revry
Thomson Reuters
The Washington Post
WeatherBug

Sponsors

Premier
Audigent
DanAds
DoubleVerify
EX.CO
LiveRamp
Magnite
OneTrust
SOVRN
Gold
Clipcentric
Confiant
Revcontent
TripleLift
Silver
clean.io
Datonics
The MediaGrid (an IPONWEB company)
MediaMint
The Media Trust
Ogury
Permutive
Playwire
Quantcast
SEBPO
Undertone

FAQ

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 provided for any attendee who wants one – unvaccinated attendees must wear masks indoors during the conference. 
  • 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 Grand Hyatt Vail 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:

  1. The price for Publisher Forums goes up as we get closer to the event date
  2. 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.