NAM Advertising Conference

The NAM Advertising Conference is held each spring and covers a variety of topics relevant to association ad services across North America, including print, digital, and cooperative networks.


The 2020 conference will be held April 26-28 in Charleston, SC. Mark Maassen, executive director of the Missouri Press Association, will serve as program chair.

Preliminary Agenda

Sunday, April 26

6 pm — Opening Reception – Welcome to Lowcountry. Welcome and Introductions.  Cocktails and appetizers.

7 pm – Optional Group Dinner

Monday, April 27

8 am — Breakfast

9 am – Opening Remarks, Introductions

9:15 am — General Session – Cracking the Code to Selling to Millennial Prospects – Jeff Butler, Generational Workplace Expert

10:15am —Break

10:45 am – General Session – Relevance Project Update

Noon — Luncheon

1:30 pm — General Session – Jeff Butler

2:30 pm -- General Session – TBA
4 pm — Events conclude for the day

Free evening on your own

Tuesday, April 28
8 am — Breakfast

9 am — General Session – Roundtable Led Discussion – This session is one of the most valuable to attendees because it is a place where you can ask questions about how others do things and hear new ides / solutions.

Topic ideas include:  paid quotes, tearsheets processes, standardize quote request thoughts, new or successful categories you are experiencing, who are your biggest competitors and how do we get an edge over them.

11am – Adjourn  


The Charleston Marriott is the host hotel for the NAM Advertising Conference. The group rate is $194 nightly. The deadline to make reservations in the group block is March 29.


CLICK HERE for to make reservations online or call 800-228-9290 and reference Newspaper Advertising Managers.


CLICK HERE to register online by April 20

Vendors and associates: Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this conference? Download information on sponsorship opportunities.

For more information on the program, contact:

Mark Maassen, program chairman

Missouri Press Association

For more information on registration or sponsorships, contact:
Monica Gilmer, member services manager


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