The 2013 Innovation Mission, sponsored by the Local Media Foundation, will include visits to a fascinating mix of technology and media companies.
Week-long study tour includes visits to Facebook and Plug and Play Tech Center.
Attendance is limited to first 24 that register. Register now, we expect to sell out! Click here to access the program and registration information.
A visit to Facebook headlines the list of innovative media and technology company meetings this year. Attendees will meet with members of the Facebook local team and learn more about media partnerships. They day will also include a tour and lunch.
The Plug and Play Tech Center is one of Silicon Valley's leading start-up business accelerators. They have invested in more than 1,200 start-ups including PayPal and Dropbox. They recently announced a major partnership with Axel Springer, Germany's largest media house. Executives will showcase three companies that are transforming the publishing world; they will also discuss opportunities for the newspaper industry. This will be a special visit for sure.
Innovation Mission attendees will also meet with top executives from The San Francisco Chronicle, The McClatchy Company, Emmis Radio, The Denver Post/AdTaxi and Twitter.
It's going to be a great week. This is our fourth Innovation Mission in six years and every attendee has indicated that the ROI was well worth the investment of time and money. Many have made six- and even seven-figure decisions based on attending a Local Media Innovation Mission.
Goals for the 2013 Innovation Mission:
- Learn how leading companies create a culture of innovation.
- Be exposed to the most promising case studies and new business models being developed by local media companies.
- Learn how to think and disrupt like a start-up company.
- Develop new ways to grow revenue and audience at your local media company.
- Take advantage of tremendous networking opportunities with peers in the industry and the presenters on the tour.
Who Should Attend
The Innovation Mission is ideal for senior-level media executives including CEO’s, owners, publishers, top digital advertising executives and corporate executives.
Digital Immersion: Attendees are encouraged to tweet, blog and share their top takeaways throughout the week.
Dates & Locations
June 2 - 7, 2013
June 2-3, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
June 4, 2013 - Sunnyvale, CA
June 5-7, 2013 - Denver, CO
First Attendee: $3,495
on or before April 15, 2013 ($3,795 after April 15, 2013
Second Attendee sharing hotel room: $2,250
Spouse or Guest fee: $1,650
The registration fee includes air from San Francisco to Denver; hotel accommodations for five nights (San Francisco and Denver); four dinners; four lunches; five breakfasts; transportation to site visits (bus and cabs); all programming; speaker travel costs; room rentals/AV; four follow-up webinars to foster the sharing of lessons learned and a comprehensive report that outlines the key takeaways from the trip. Exclusions: Air from home destination to San Francisco and back home from Denver; airport transfers associated with these flights and one dinner.
Limited to first 24 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis; deposit of $1,500 due to reserve a spot (non-refundable as we will book air and hotel early to secure the best rates). Final payment is due on May 1, 2013.
See itinerary for details on airfare, lodging, transfers, meals, tours and seminars included in the price.
Registration does not include flight to San Francisco or home from Denver, or transfers associated with these flights.
Downloads and Links:
Print Registration Form
2012 Innovation Mission Report:
- Click here to purchase the Report from the LMA Foundation's West Coast Innovation Mission
2011 Innovation Mission Report:
- Click here to buy the Report from the LMA Foundation's North American Innovation Mission
2011 Innovation Mission Daily Blog: