2024 Renewd Summit
June 9-11, 2024

The Ultimate Event for Specialized Publishers

25+ amazing speakers share secrets of success to help power your revenue, growth, and profits. Plus, network and get insights from 100+ industry professionals in the specialized subscription, content, data, and events businesses.


Summit Schedule and Agenda

Speakers are being confirmed, more information added regularly.

Sunday, June 9
5:00-7:00pm Welcome Reception at Rhodeside Grill
Monday, June 10
8:00-9:00 Networking Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome Remarks
David Foster
Chairman, Business Valuation Resources and 2024 Renewd Summit Conference Chair
9:15-9:55 Keynote: Combining Media and Subscriptions - A Renewd Success Story
Jacob Cohen Donnelly, Founder, A Media Operator
9:55-10:25 Product Roadmap Strategies: The Road to Successful Enterprise Sales
Stacey Bailey, Vice President, Chartwell
Elizabeth Petersen, Chief Content Officer, Business Valuation Resources
10:25-11:00 Networking Break & Meetups
11:00-11:20 How AI is Changing the Game for Your Content and Your Users
Jennifer Schivas, CEO of 67 Bricks
Will Bailey, Head of Partnerships at 67 Bricks
11:45-12:00 Unlocking the Value of your Audience
Tony Napoleone, VP, Client Experience, Omeda
12:00-1:05 Lunch / Networking
1:05-1:15 Awards / Annual Meeting
Ed Coburn, CEO, Cabot Wealth Network
1:15-1:40 Growing Subscription Revenue at Scale – The EndPoints Case Study
Dan Fink, Managing Director, FT Specialist
Ed Coburn, CEO, Cabot Wealth Network (Moderator)
1:40-2:05 Focusing on Existing Customers to Unlock Growth
Brian Cuthbert, Group Vice President, Diversified Communications
2:05-2:30 Driving Sustainable Growth and Navigating the Technological Evolution
Nirav Oza, Chief Strategy and Customer Officer, PubTech.io
2:30-3:00 Networking Break & Meetups
3:00-3:30 How To Maintain Email Deliverability as Regulators and Spam Filters Become Increasingly Invasive
Egon Smullyan, VP, Commercial Operations, FT Specialist
3:30-4:00 Case Study: A Tech Stack Overhaul from Assessment to Launch
Nancy Graves, COO, Cabot Wealth Network
Linda Vassily, VP of Retention, Cabot Wealth Network
4:00-4:30 The Opportunities (and Risks) of a Hybrid Acquisition/Internal Growth Strategy: The Columbia Books Case Study
Brittany Carter, CEO, Columbia Books
David Foster, Chairman, Business Valuation Resources (Moderator)
4:30-6:30 Cocktail Reception
7:00-9:00 Dutch Treat Group Dinners at Mele Bistro (sign-up info to follow)
Tuesday, June 11
7:45-8:45 Networking Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome Remarks / Housekeeping
Ed Coburn, CEO, Cabot Wealth Network
9:00-9:20 Keynote: How to Launch Paid Newsletters at Scale – And Succeed
George Moriarty, Senior Editor, Axios Pro
Dan Fink, Managing Director, FT Specialist (Moderator)
9:20-9:50 Six Breakthrough Strategies to Monetize Your Communities
Diane Schwartz, CEO, Ragan Communications
David Foster, Chairman, Business Valuation Resources (Moderator)
9:50-10:20 Networking Break & Meetups
10:20-10:50 What are Buyers of Media Businesses Looking for in 2024?
Andy Baker, Director & Practice Lead, B2B Information, Collingwood
10:50-11:20 Building a New Specialized Content Company
Kevin Delaney, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Charter
11:20-11:40 Meteoric Growth from New Products and Premium Prices
Kevin Turpin, President, National Journal
11:40-12:00 Roundtables: (9 topics)
12:00-2:00 Networking lunch or Working lunch: Get your food and then join our Special Interactive Session of Renewd’s Industry-Leading AI Working Group
Robin Crumby, Chair, Renewd AI Working Group
2:00 Summit Adjourned


Leaders, managers and key staff of specialized subscription, membership and event organizations who are seeking unique insights and perspectives on how to grow their businesses.



In addition to outstanding sessions, the 2024 Renewd Summit offers plentiful opportunities to network with colleagues. There are generous networking breaks & meetups throughout the Summit, two evening networking receptions, a group Dutch treat dinner, two networking breakfasts, a networking lunch and interactive roundtable discussions!


Rosslyn City Center
1201 Wilson Blvd.
30th floor
Arlington, VA 22209

Convene is located just steps from the Rosslyn subway station and just over the bridge from Georgetown and Washington, D.C.


Nearby Hotels:

Hyatt Centric Arlington
1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
+1 703 525 1234

Residence Inn Arlington Rosslyn
1651 North Oak Street, Arlington, VA 22209
+ 1 703-812-8400

Le Meridien Arlington
1121 19th St N, Arlington, VA 22209
+1 703 351-9170

(Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation.  Renewd does not have block rates.)



This is what a few of our 2024 attendees had to say:-

This is a must-attend event for any specialized publisher who wants to avoid blind spots and find new ways to grow profitably.

I've been to dozens of different conferences but Renewd serves the audience better than any I've seen. It's for the people, by the people, etc.

The Renewd community is a great one for learning about what's working (and what's not) at similar businesses, discover what's next on the horizon and connect with really smart and helpful people.

This is my fourth Summit, and they keep getting better! Each one offers valuable strategic and tactical insights that I can bring back to my team.

The speakers and attendees are generous in sharing their experiences and advice. I wish I had found this conference four years ago. What I learned will make a difference in my success in the coming year.

Wonderful group of people and business peers.

I love the close-knit group and everyone willingness to converse.

This is the best meeting of the year for the industry. The level of learning and discourse is unparalleled.


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