February 7-8, 2020 | Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel

Keynote Speaker

Mike Blinder, Publisher of Editor and Publisher Magazine has been in love with media his entire life. In high school he held part time jobs as an intern at WPEN radio in Philadelphia and at Radio Shack where he sold the 1st generation of home computers.

While attending George Washington University he held a full-time job as a DC Deejay becoming a station manager within 5-years. From radio Mike moved to TV and eventually print starting one of the 1st digital newspapers in the United States where he was nominated by the Newspaper Association of America as a “Digital Pioneer.” Today Mike owns one of the world’s most respected media consulting firms with over 350 newspaper clients worldwide where he has trained over 20,000 of their staff on how to innovate to embrace new media concepts.
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