Spring 2019 Summit

Spring 2019 Brochure
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Welcome to the preview of our next NEMOA Summit! We’re already looking forward to springtime in Boston and gathering together March 20-22, 2019, to share, learn, and connect at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

NEMOA works year-round to stay on the forefront of emerging trends and technology and deliver the most relevant information to the direct marketing industry. We recognize that our members operate and thrive in not one, but two robust marketing channels, so we’ve brought the following insights to the Spring Summit:

We love print: NEMOA actively supports print marketers! Come learn what’s working for others and hear about changes in the industry that can affect your bottom line.

Digital is constantly advancing: Digital channels constantly advance in the short time between summits, so we bring in speakers who can share how to ride the digital wave instead of drowning under it.

Combining print + digital is a balancing act: Information from both speakers and peers can help you find your company’s marketing sweet spot and harness the power of both channels!

I look forward to learning about the latest advances in both channels along with you and hearing how each of you is blending print and digital marketing to drive your business forward. Also, while you’re at the summit, be sure to take a moment to thank a sponsor—we couldn’t create this dynamic learning environment without their ongoing support.

See you in Boston!

Dana Springfield, NEMOA President

P.S. Don’t forget about Early Bird registration: register for the Summit by February 15th to save $250!


The more you send, the more you save!

The following fees cover all summit sessions, event and meals. Discounts are available for small companies, VT/NH Marketing Group Members, Rising Stars and sponsors (scroll down for more details). Members receive discounted conference pricing because they support NEMOA with annual dues. Contact NEMOA to find out if your company is a member or to become one before the Summit.

Member Pricing (prices are per person)

Register by Feb. 15 Register Feb. 16 or later
Cataloger/Etailer 1-2 people $749 $999
Cataloger/Etailer 3 or more people* $669 $919
Service/Supplier 1-2 people $899 $1,149
Service/Supplier 3 or more people* $779 $1,029

Non-Member Pricing (prices are per person)

Cataloger/Etailer 1-2 people $1,049 $1,299
Cataloger/Etailer 3 or more people* $969 $1,219
Service/Supplier 1-2 people $1,199 $1,449
Service/Supplier 3 or more people* $1,079 $1,329

*The “3 or more“ price is good for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. attendee from the same company. The first two attendees must pay full price in order for the 3rd and subsequent attendees to be eligible for a discount.

*The “3 or more” price is also valid for any registrant from a company with three or fewer employees.

All prices are per person

Register now!

Discounts and Deals

Early Bird Discounts

Register by Friday, February 15th to save $250 per registration! Details in pricing chart above.

Nemoa Member Discounts

Members save $300! Member pricing is $300 less than Non-Member pricing. Any employee of a member company qualifies for the member rate. Details in pricing chart above. Not sure if you’re a Member? Check this list of current Member Companies. Not a Member? Join NEMOA now to take advantage of Member rates!

Multiple Attendee Discounts

Send 3 or more people and save! First two attendees must pay full price in order for the third and subsequent attendees to be eligible for a discount. If you are registering more than two attendees, please choose a regular price ticket ("1-2 Attendees" price). Discounts (if applicable) will be applied automatically at checkout.

Discounts For Small Companies

If your company has 3 or fewer employees, you are eligible for a discounted price equivalent to the "3 or more" rate in the pricing chart above. A Discount Code is required to register at this special price. Contact the NEMOA office to request your Discount Code.

Discounts For VT/NH Marketing Group Members

VT/NH Marketing Group Members can receive a 15% discount off of Non-Member registration prices. Contact the NEMOA office for instructions.

Free Registration For Rising Stars

NEMOA Member companies can submit a Rising Star Nomination Form to recognize a deserving employee with a free Summit registration. Deadline to submit a Nomination Form is Friday, February 8th.

Please visit our Rising Star Scholarships Page for details and form.

Sponsor Passes

Sponsor Passes require a Discount Code. Contact the NEMOA office to obtain or confirm your code.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend the Summit, substitutions are allowed at any time. Please notify the NEMOA office to make arrangements for the replacement attendee. If you cannot send a substitute, notify the NEMOA office in writing immediately so that we are able to adjust our headcounts and planning accordingly.

Cancellation Refund Schedule

Summit Schedule

For full program details, please click here to download the Summit Brochure


Wednesday 3/20/2019

12:00pm Registration Desk & Connection Lounge Open
12:00pm — 2:00pm Welcome Refreshments
12:00pm — 3:00pm 3, 2, 1...NETWORK! You asked, we answered: Attendees wanted more time to connect, so we set aside a block of specially devoted face time. Join us in the Connection Lounge to mingle with merchants, suppliers, and sponsors. Join our Attendify App so you know who’s coming, and set up meetings in advance to make the most of your afternoon. Plus, we’ll have refreshments to energize you, and interactive games to help you meet the right people and kick off the Summit in style.
1:30pm — 2:30pm First-Timer Welcome Briefing This session is for First Timers. Hear personally from the NEMOA Board of Directors, veteran attendees and members about what you can expect at the conference and how to get the most from your first Summit experience! Sponsored by Arandell.
3:00pm — 3:45pm Opening Session Nicolas Robe, Hoverlay   
4:00pm — 4:45pm General Session Jason Baer, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company   
5:30pm — 6:15pm Sponsor Thank You Reception Invite Only   
5:30pm — 6:15pm Speaker & Board Reception Invite Only   
6:15pm — 7:15pm Summit Welcome Reception All registered attendees are invited to attend this one-hour reception featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Sponsored by Oracle Data Cloud.   

Thursday 03/21/2019

7:30am Registration Desk & Connection Lounge Open
7:30am — 9:15am Breakfast Buffet & Networking Sponsored by Wiland
8:15am — 9:15am 3 Concurrent Breakfast Club Conversations Breakfast Club #1: Mandy Miller, Oracle Data Cloud Breakfast Club #2: Sara Florin, Sara Florin Design Breakfast Club #3: Alexia Phipps, Jebbit
9:30am — 10:15am Opening Session Steve August, Road Scholar
10:30am — 11:15am 3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions Breakout #1: Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Steve August, Road Scholar Breakout #2: Eileen White, Indrio Brands & Matthew Kenyon, LiveIntent, Inc. Breakout #3: Alexandra Oberson, Oberson & Anne-Marie Boissonnault, Solisco
11:45am — 12:30pm 3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions Breakout #1: Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Whitney Keeley, Dover Saddlery Breakout #2: Elizabeth Ragone, Lenox & Nick Godfrey, Customer Portfolios Breakout #3: Kent Phillips, SmartPak
12:30pm — 1:15pm Lunch Buffet & Networking
12:50pm — 1:10pm Rising Star Awards Join us as we congratulate the recipients of our Rising Star Scholarship Awards. Rising Star Program sponsored by Nahan.
1:15pm — 2:00pm General Session Jules Pieri, The Grommet
2:30pm — 3:15pm 3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions Breakout #1: Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery & Richard Senzel, Yankee Candle Breakout#2: Debbie Roth, Japs-Olson Company & Merchant Co-presenter TBD Breakout #3: Liz Lavallee, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company
3:30pm — 3:45pm Town Hall - Annual Meeting Join us as President, Dana Springfield, provides an update on NEMOA, its board and membership.
3:45pm — 4:15pm Town Hall - Case Studies THIS WORKED, THAT DIDN’T: Join 5 brands as they open their books and share a quick 5-minute case study. Learn from what others are doing as they share tests ranging from acquisition, creative, social and research.
4:15pm — 4:55pm Town Hall - Sponsor-Hosted Roundtables PARTNER CASE STUDIES: Connect with suppliers in our industry as they share what’s working in their specific expertise. Learn from suppliers who are testing their theories every day. You’ll be sure to take home a couple of new ideas to test!
6:15pm — 7:15pm Summit Happy Hour (for registered attendees) Cheers to you! Enjoy appetizers, an open bar, and networking right at the Westin (compliments of NEMOA) before you head out on the town for the evening. Sponsored by J.Schmid.
7:15pm — whenever Post-Happy Hour Socializing Up for more fun and socializing after the Summit Happy Hour? Join your fellow attendees at various local restaurants, pubs, and entertainment venues (did someone say karaoke?!). NEMOA will provide bus transportation - Sponsored by J.Schmid. Food & beverage is on you. A list of locations and a bus schedule will be provided at the Registration Desk.

Friday 03/22/2019

7:30am Registration Desk & Connection Lounge Open
7:30am — 8:30am Yoga Class Start your day (or finish your night) with a gentle yoga class led by Jennifra Norton. This 60-minute session is for all levels, especially beginners. Dress casually. Mats provided or bring your own. Class size limited to 25 participants.
7:45am — 9:30am Breakfast Buffet & Networking Sponsored by Dataline.
8:00am — 9:30am C-Level Breakfast Session By invite only
9:45am — 10:30am Opening Session Wombi Rose, Lovepop
10:45am — 11:30am Closing Session Harry Gold, Overdrive Interactive

Companies Attending

Check back here for updates on companies registered to attend the Summit. Please note that NEMOA does not give out attendee contact information.


  • Batesville
  • Dover Saddlery
  • Indrio Brands
  • Lenox
  • Lovepop
  • Oberson
  • Plow & Hearth
  • Road Scholar
  • SmartPak
  • Sporty's
  • Strawberry Hill Povitica
  • Tectran Manufacturing
  • Territorial Seed Company
  • The Grommet
  • The Vermont Teddy Bear Company
  • W. Atlee Burpee Company
  • Yankee Candle

Service Providers

  • Anchor Computer
  • AGIA Affinity
  • Belardi Wong
  • Customer Portfolios
  • de Rham & Company, Inc.
  • Epsilon
  • Hoverlay
  • Infogroup Media Solutions
  • InteQ
  • Japs-Olson Company
  • Jebbit
  • J.Schmid & Assoc. Inc.
  • LiveIntent
  • LSC Communications
  • Miglautsch Marketing
  • Namaste Consulting Group
  • Oracle Data Cloud
  • Overdrive Interactive
  • Quad/Graphics
  • R Squared Marketing
  • Red Crane Media
  • Royle Printing
  • Sara Florin Design
  • Sempris
  • Solisco Printers
Full Attendee List

Travel Details

NEMOA has blocked a limited number of hotel rooms at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel for registered Summit attendees at $218/night + tax. Complimentary guest room internet is included. Check-in begins at 3pm and check-out is at 12pm.

The discounted rate is good until Friday, February 22nd or until the block of rooms sells out (whichever comes first).


Online Reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/NEMOA2019


Reservations by phone: Please call 800-228-3000 and mention the NEMOA Spring Summit conference.


Reservation Cancellation Policy: A fee of one night room + tax will be charged for each reservation canceled less than 14 days out from check-in date.


Please visit www.westinbostonwaterfront.com for directions and transportation options. On-Site parking is $40/day with valet parking available for $50 (rates subject to change). Two complimentary electric car charging stations are available.


Rising Stars scholarship program
Sponsored by Nahan logo

The Rising Stars Scholarship Program is open to all NEMOA Member Companies. NEMOA recognizes the importance of attracting, developing and retaining “the best and brightest” people for our industry. To promote that goal, NEMOA will grant a limited number of scholarships to its Spring 2019 Summit. Past winners of the Rising Stars scholarship can be seen here.

Make a NEMOA scholarship part of your company's employee recognition and training programs. Forms must be submitted by 5pm eastern on Friday, February 8th. Nominate a deserving employee today!


Rising Stars Scholarship winners will receive:



Please contact the NEMOA office with any questions about the Rising Stars program.


For any questions about the summit, please contact our offices:

General mailbox: admin@nemoa.org
Terri Patashnik Events & Operations Director Telephone: 207-217-8565

Jo Turcotte Marketing & Programs Manager Telephone: 515-490-7564