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National Equality Media Association Annual Conference (Puerto Vallarta, MX)

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Marriott Resort and Spa/The Westin Resort and Spa

Av Paseo de la Marina Nte 435, Marina Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48344

Mexico

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The National Equality Media Association (NEMA) will hold its annual conference in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Oct 27 to 30, 2019

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Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:

  • Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
  • Visit Puerto Vallarta - Puerto Vallarta Tourism Bureau 
  • No Way José! Restaurant and Bar
  • The Top Sky Bar and Restaurant

Join NEMA members in beautiful LGBT friendly Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the annual NEMA conference, Oct. 27 to Oct. 30. Click here to read more about the conference. Click here to view a PDF of the conference program.

You must be current on your membership dues in order to register for the conference. Do not register if you are not sure. Dues are by calendar year, and if you have not paid in 2019, you are not current. Dues are $299 a year.

In order to receive the special pricing for NEMA members, your publication must be willing to provide:

  • One article on LGBT weddings at the Marriott and Westin (copy and art will be provided by NEMA)
  • One full page ad promoting Puerto Vallarta (ad provided by Puerto Vallarta Tourism)
  • One article on LGBT life in Puerto Vallarta (copy and art provided by NEMA) to be run in Oct. 2019
  • One article on Puerto Vallarta travel (copy and art provided by PV tourism, edited at your discretion) to be run in Nov. or Dec. 2019.

Speaking at this year's conference will be Bob Witeck from Witeck Communications discussing the importance of legacy and local LGBTQ publications and their impact on the communities which they serve; Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media and how to better engage with readers through digital platforms; and Jerry Cunningham, the owner and publisher of Out Front, on how to develop and grow tertiary revenue streams.

Bob Witeck is president of Witeck Communications, Inc., and for nearly four decades a pioneering communications strategist dedicated to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities around the world. He is a communications consultant, author, speaker and researcher. His firm - the longest established LGBTQ-owned business enterprise certified by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce - is based in Washington, D.C.

Matt Skallerud, president of Pink Banana Media, specializes in LGBTQ online marketing, targeting gays & lesbians via content marketing, social media, programmatic ad banners, mobile smartphone apps and more. He also specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), keyword/search advertising (PPC) and social media analytics. He's been in the LGBTQ online industry for over 20 years.

Jerry Cunningham is a former NEMA board member and owner and publisher of OutFront Magazine, a mainstay in Colorado's LGBT community since 1976. Cunningham purchased the publication in 2012. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and has a degree in Business Management & Marketing from the University of Regis in Denver.

Before taking the helm of Out Front, Jerry was the publicist for the City of Arvada, where he promoted the work and stagecraft produced at the largest multi-disciplinary arts organization in the nation — Arvada Center. Before that, he owned an event production and decor company, producing intimate social gatherings for his clientele, which ranged from Denver's elite to fortune 500 corporations. He is also an amateur rodeo clown and has been active on the LGBT rodeo circuit for about 30 years. His partner of 20 years, J.C. McDonald, is also a rodeo cowboy.

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa and Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta are host hotels for the conference. Both hotels have a long history of service with the LGBTQ community, and the Marriott was granted LGBTQ certification by the Jalisco Tourism Secretariat and Talento Consultores in 2017.

Date and Time

Location

Marriott Resort and Spa/The Westin Resort and Spa

Av Paseo de la Marina Nte 435, Marina Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48344

Mexico

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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