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The doyens of the magazine world descended on Florida last week for the American Magazine Conference, held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. At the Opening Night Beach Party, Advertising Age held its annual Magazines A-List event, and kicked off the celebration of the newspaper's 75th Anniversary. The event included high-profile speakers such as Jeff Bezos, Russell Simmons and Donny Deutsch.

Ad Age Editor Scott Donaton (l.) and VP-Publisher Jill Manee (r.) congratulate Fairchild Publications President-CEO and Ad Age's Publishing Executive of the Year Mary Berner.

Deutsch Chairman-CEO Donny Deutsch (l.) and Hearst Magazines President Cathleen Black.

(From l.) Rick Sirvaitis, president-chief operating officer, GM Mediaworks; Ed Erhardt, president, ESPN ABC Sports customer marketing and sales; Greg Coleman, Yahoo; and Michael A. Clinton, exec VP-chief marketing officer, Hearst Magazines, on the "Reality Check: What Magazines Can Learn from Other Media" a panel.

Rush Communications Chairman-CEO Russell Simmons spoke on targeting. President-CEO and Chairman Jeff Bezos discussed innovation.

(From l.) John Huey, editorial director, Time Inc.; Robin Domeniconi, president-publisher, Time Inc.'s Real Simple; Ed Kelly, American Express Publishing Publishing Corp.; and Andy Sareyan, president, Time Inc.'s Entertainment Weekly network at the conference.

(From l.) Nina Link, president-CEO, Magazine Publishers of America; Ad Age Editor in Chief Rance Crain; Editor Scott Donaton; and VP-Publisher Jill Manee celebrate the magazine's 75th.

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