Three new speakers scheduled for the 2014 Midwinter Conference itinerary
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 08:32


With the holidays behind us and the greetings of a new year, join us for the Texas Press 2014 Midwinter Conference & Trade Show. We have plenty on the agenda and have recently added three new speakers to the schedule. 

 Julian Read will be speaking at the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame dinner on Friday evening, Jan. 17. Read was the national media representative for Texas Governor John B. Connally in 1963 and witnessed firsthand President John F. Kennedy's assassination. He is one of the few remaining eyewitnesses of the tragic event. Being the first to deliver the report of the assassination to the media, he is nationally known as a prominent corporate communications and public affairs counselor. He founded and operated his own firm, Read-Poland Associates, for five decades before partnering with a New York public relations firm. Now based in Austin, he continues to provide senior counsel for Cohn & Wolfe. He recently wrote "JFK's Final Hours in Texas," a book covering 50 years of history in the making from his unique and close perspective.

On Saturday morning, Jan. 18, we'll hear from Lindsay Jacaman, general manager of Digital Marketing Services. She builds digital marketing strategies for enterprise level clients and is very active in the advertising industry. Prior to this role, Lindsay was the multi-media sales director for the Wall Street Journal in the Southwest. In this position, she managed all print and digital sales for a seven-state region. Jacaman joined the Wall Street Journal as an international account executive in New York City, then was transferred to Dallas to start the international sales division in the Southwest. Jacaman also ran Dallas Ad League's programming for several years before becoming president of the group from 2009-2010.

Bob Malish, senior professional products specialist for Canon's Imaging Technology & Communications Group, will also speak on Saturday morning, Jan. 18. Malish's primary area of specialty is in the camera and digital cameral field, which are of particular interest in the consumer marketplace as the product category has seen exponential growth in the last several years. With over 29 years at Canon, Malish has seen the highlights and lowlights of the photo industry, but most recently the advent and explosion of all digital products. Malish started his career in photography as a photojournalist in Austin after graduating from the University of Texas, but now travels extensively with Canon working major media events, shows and teaching workshops addressing the photographic transition into the digital world.

As a reminder, the last day to register for a hotel is Thursday, Jan. 2 and the deadline for the conference registration is Friday, Jan. 10. Visit this link for more registration details.


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