Conference Agenda

Content: Cultivating a Foundation of Content

Agenda is subject to change.

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Monday, May 17th

11:00 - 11:45 PM EST: Keynote
Join us as we kick off Navigate 2021 with Scott Roessler, CEO at Naviga.
Speaker: Scott Roessler

12:00 - 12:45 PM EST: Content Creation: What's New and Roadmap
Join us to learn what's new in content creation and get an inside look at our roadmap.
Speaker: Ronnie Willis

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST: Food for Thought: What Are You Measuring? Let's Talk Metrics.
Join this Food for Thought session to network and meet with other attendees in an open discussion regarding metrics.
Session Lead: Ronnie Willis

2:00 - 2:45 PM EST: Print Production: What's New and Roadmap
Join us to learn what's new in print production and get an inside look at our roadmap. 
Speaker: Ronnie Willis

3:00 - 3:45 PM EST: Digital Editions: Where Less Can Be More
Recent research indicates that, contrary to widely held belief, readers who read more stories are not more likely to become digital subscribers; in some cases, they might be less likely. While monetizing digital advertising relies on scale, digital editions can create a reliable revenue stream. And it's not just the traditional "replica edition," but also edition-based digital products. 
Speaker: Ronnie Willis

Tuesday, May 18th

11:00 - 11:45 AM EST: Streamline the Content Creation, Enrichment and Management Process
Your news staff is smaller, your readers' demands are larger, and you're under more pressure to provide a bigger piece of the revenue pie. This means that getting your stories from Point A to Point B needs to be easier and faster.  
Speaker: Ronnie Willis

12:00 - 12:45 PM EST: Naviga Content Creation: Way More Than Just an "Authoring Tool"
Modernizing your newsroom means modernizing your tools. Moving past desktop-based text editors is only the first step. We'll take a news story through a day in its life using the Naviga Content Creation Tools, showing how the story can be created, edited, enhanced, posted to digital platforms AND the print newspaper.
Speaker: Ronnie Willis

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST: Food for Thought: What Does "Return to Normal" Look Like for Your Newsroom?
Join us for an interactive discussion on what "Return to Normal" looks like for your newsroom.

Session Lead: Ronnie Willis

2:00 - 2:45 PM EST: The Future of Print Publishing is Here
With a third of all resources dedicated to the print manufacturing workflow, it's time to rethink the manufacturing process. So how can publishers free up those resources and save costs so they can focus on a "Content First" mindset? The answer: automating the print production workflow with smart AI/ML technology. Join this session to learn how Naviga and Sophi.io are shaping the future of print. 
Speaker: Ronnie Willis, Gordon Edall

3:00 - 3:45 PM EST: Naviga Dashboard Administration
The Naviga Dashboard is a powerful tool out of the box, and was set up to provide the best user experience for your newsroom. But what if you need change? Learn how you can take control of the Dashboard from an admin level. 
Speaker: Ronnie Willis

Wednesday, May 19th

11:00 - 11:45 AM EST: Migrating to NCS Content
Swift, SRP and MMG users discuss the highs, lows and end results of migrating page design and output to NCS Content.
Speaker: Ryan Engelman, Dario Monforte

12:00 - 12:45 PM EST: Migrating to Open Content / Naviga Web
Cedar, Swift, and SRP web folds discuss the highs, lows and end results of migrating to a new web solution based on Open Content.
Speaker: Ryan Engelman, Dario Monforte

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST: Food for Thought: The Future of Print, As Your Newsroom Sees It
Join us for this interactive discussion over lunch where we'll discuss what the future of print looks like for your newsroom..

Session Lead: Ronnie Willis

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST: Food for Thought: Favorite Travel Destinations
Join us for a networking session to meet with some of your fellow attendees. Our opening question: favorite travel destinations!.

Session Lead: Diane Attanasio

2:00 - 2:45 PM EST: Migrating to Dashboard / Writer
Swift, SRP, Cedar, Rosebud, etc. reporters and editors discuss the highs, lows and end results of migrating to the new content creation and editing tools.
Speaker: Ryan Engelman, Dario Monforte, Ronnie Willis

3:00 - 3:45 PM EST: NCS Content Tips and Tricks
Learn how to use new folio approaches to streamline templates as well as image processing based on channel.
Speaker: Ryan Engelman, Beth Hilbig, Lou Gerlinger

Thursday, May 20th

11:00 - 11:45 AM EST: iConnect Business Meeting for All iConnect Members
iConnect Annual Business Meeting with all iConnect Members to discuss Treasury report, notes from last conference and Board elections. 
Speaker: Jennifer Smallwood

12:00 - 12:45 PM EST: The Benefits of Integrating Naviga Plan and NCS Content
Learn about the benefits of integrating Naviga Plan and NCS Content. 
Speaker: Ronnie Willis, Kirk Smith

1:00 - 1:45 PM EST: Food for Thought: Conference Recap
Join us in this Food for Thought session as we discuss everything shared this week at Navigate 2021.

Session Lead: Jennifer Smallwood

2:00 - 2:45 PM EST: How Can We Help You? 
In this session, we'll go beyond "fix this bug." Share what areas Naviga could invest in to help you be successful and what pain points you need help with. 
Speaker: Ronnie Willis, Ryan Engelman

Agenda is subject to change.