MMPA Events

Summit & Expo

We’re all publishers. In order to compete in the media landscape, we have to do great work across a lot of content channels – print, digital, social media, events, e-mail and video.

The MMPA’s annual Summit & Expo is THE one-day event for all publishing professionals. Dive into educational tracks/ and keynote speakers by award-winning and nationally-renowned experts in print & digital media. Also, meet several MMPA members and exhibitors during our Expo.

In past Summit’s we’ve delved into topics such as:

  1. Multi-platform content and design

  2. Audience development and monetization

  3. Advertising and sponsorship sales

  4. Video production

  5. Website design and infrastructure


This year’s Summit & Expo will take place April 25.

Check back here regularly for updates on this year’s speakers, presenters and exhibitors.

Excellence Awards Gala

The coveted MMPA Excellence Awards

The coveted MMPA Excellence Awards

Entries were submitted, judges’ scores were tabulated and those gleaming awards were presented to the “best-of-the-best” in Minnesota publishing and media during the 22nd annual MMPA Excellence Awards Gala held November 1 at Aria, in the heart of Minneapolis’ Warehouse District.

Representing more than 80 print, digital, brand publishers and sponsors, hundreds of leaders across the Minnesota media industry gathered to celebrate the best in editorial coverage and design execution. 

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The annual Excellence Awards were created to recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievement. The Awards Gala also serves as an opportunity to be inspired and visit/network with colleagues across the state.

The judges who determined the winners of the Excellence Awards were selected and assigned to categories based on their expertise, experience and ability to judge all entries fairly.

Emmy Award winner and WCCO newscaster Kate Raddatz and Mike Augustyniak emceeing the Gala

Emmy Award winner and WCCO newscaster Kate Raddatz and Mike Augustyniak emceeing the Gala

During the awards ceremony, there were 60+ awards presented in more than 20 categories. The Awards Gala culminates with the announcement of the 2018 Magazine of the Year award.

A Glimpse of some 2018 Excellence Awards Winners