Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi and Consumer Electronics Association president/CEO Gary Shapiro will kick off the first full day of sessions at the AAN Annual Convention in Miami.
Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which produces the continent’s largest annual tradeshow, the International CES in Las Vegas.
In his book, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses, Shapiro explains how lessons from tae kwon do (in which he has a black belt) can help businesses prepare for â€” and adapt to â€” innovative change.
Lest there be any doubt that alt-weeklies are up to the challenge, Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi will follow Shapiro’s talk with a reminder that adapting is what scrappy alts have always done best.
Shapiro and Taibbi’s opening session on Friday will prepare attendees for a full day of breakout sessions for editorial, business, digital and design staffers.
The Free Speech Lunch will feature former 2 Live Crew frontman and current Miami New Times columnist Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell. This lunch is an optional event and requires a separate registration fee of $35.