Virtual Conferences

GWADS is going virtual - and coming to you!

For the first time ever, take part in the Great Western Audience Development Summit Virtual Conference from wherever you are. That’s right: We’re putting some of the best speakers and programs live online.

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Members: Fees included in your membership.
Non-members: Purchase a la Carte for $39 each

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Transitioning Audience from Print to Digital: Proactive Decisions about Reducing Print as a Step Toward a Long-term Digital Future

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Top leaders discuss different strategic approaches to print day reduction and digital adoption, and share their results.
Moderated by Maria Ravera, President, GWAA

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WALTER HUSSMAN
Publisher, Arkansas Democrat &
CEO, WEHCO Media, Inc

CONAN GALLATY
EVP & Chief Digital Officer
Tampa Bay Times

DAN SCHAUB
Corporate Director of
Audience Development
McClatchy Co.

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The Membership Economy -- Beyond Subscriptions: Best Practices in Building Loyalty and Community

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Renowned speaker Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of The Forever Transaction, provides an interactive workshop on how to build long-term relationships to get and retain customers.
Moderated by Troy Niday, Executive Advisor, GWAA

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ROBBIE KELLMAN BAXTER
Author, The Forever Transaction

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Digital Partnerships to Accelerate Audience Growth: Global lessons for growing reader revenue from Facebook's Local News Accelerator

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Come for tactical insight and strategic inspiration for your own membership or subscription strategy distilled from the best of what more than 120 publishers from around the world have put to work in the Facebook Local News Accelerator program.
Moderated by Jim Wall, Immediate Past President, GWAA

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DAVID GRANT
Program Manager, Facebook Journalism Project
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REBECCA ROSENBLAT
Strategic Partner Manager
Facebook

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A Look Ahead at 2021’s Hot Topics: Publisher Roundtable

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Moderated by Maria Ravera, President, GWAA

Speakers TBA

Driving Consumer Revenue Results

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Moderated by Troy Niday, Executive Advisor, GWAA

Speakers TBA

Technology Innovations for the Subscription Economy

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Moderated by Jim Wall, Immediate Past President, GWAA

Speakers TBA

Previous Virtual Conferences

Digital Strategies to Drive Audience Engagement

Held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 PM PST

Our latest webinar will introduce proven strategies to engage and monetize your audience. Detailed presentations from two industry leaders will help you refine your digital subscription model, optimize your newsletter strategy and accelerate digital growth.

Moderated by Jim Wall, Director of Audience Budgeting at McClatchy Corp., with
Our Expert Panel:

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CURTIS HUBER
Sr, Director Circulation & Audience Revenue
The Seattle Times

PETER DOUCETTE
Managing Director, Business Tranformation
FTI Consulting

Legal Updates for Circulation and Consumer Marketing Executives

Held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 PM PT

Are you confident your circulation and consumer marketing efforts meet the letter of the law? Find out with the Legal Updates Webinar

1:00 - 2:00 Consumer privacy and disclosure issues, data protection, recent case studies

2:00 - 3:00 Distribution and independent contractor issues, ABC test impact and implications, court challenges

Moderated by Troy Niday, Chief Operations Officer at Sonoma Media Investments, with
Our Expert Panel:

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MICHAEL ZINSER
General Counsel
GWAA

AMY LAWRENCE
Associate
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

JILL RIPKE
Senior Counsel
Perkins Coie

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Carrier recruitment strategies that work

Held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:00 PM PT

Carriers are an essential part of the consumer experience and operational stability of your newspaper. This free webinar will give you the tips and tools you need to find and retain great carriers.

Moderated by Jim Wall, Director of Audience Budgeting at McClatchy Corp., with
Our Expert Panel:

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GEORGE DYEVOICH
Director of Distribution
Advance Publications

DAVA AMADOR
Home Delivery Manager
Sonoma Media Investments

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Looking ahead...

2021 Great Western Audience Development Summit

The Great Western Audience Development Summit provides each attendee with the opportunity to meet and exchange information with others in the industry, from newspaper organizations to business partners and expert guest speakers.

Planet Hollywood
June 23-25, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

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Your membership goes to support GWAA, a nonprofit organization committed to continuing education and sharing of ideas. Members get preferred rates at all GWAA sponsored events, the opportunity to network, learn revenue-generating strategies, and stay in the forefront of ongoing digital engagement. The GWAA Executive Board of Directors and Board Members look forward to your participation and support in advancing our audience development program.

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