LRP Conferences LLC has acquired Future of Education Technology Conference, FETC Virtual Conference, Campus Technology Conference and the Campus Technology Forum. The seller is 1105 Media Inc., which is backed by Alta Communications and Nautic Partners. LRP Conferences is an affiliate of LRP Publications. Berkery Noyes & Co LLC advised 1105 Media.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL— LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, producers of national conferences and professional research services, today announced the acquisition of the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), FETC Virtual Conference, Campus Technology Conference and the Campus Technology Forum from 1105 Media, Inc., a California based multimedia B2B company. The events guide educators, administrators, district-level leaders, and state and national policy leaders through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and strategies — and how to successfully integrate those technologies across the curriculum, from pre-kindergarten through college.
Campus Technology Conference, Campus Technology Forum, FETC, and FETC Virtual attract thousands of attendees seeking to understand the future of education technology. FETC, the largest of the four acquired events, hosts more than 9,000 professionals yearly, which complements LRP Publications’ well-established HR Technology® Conference & Exposition — the largest town hall meeting of HR technology experts and two-time recipient of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award. LRP has created a new sector to include the acquired brands, better positioning the company to supply a broader assortment of technology offerings to customers.
The announcement was made by Ken Kahn, President of LRP Publications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“As LRP grows, we continue to seek out innovative products that can help us transform. We know FETC, FETC Virtual, Campus Technology Conference, and Campus Technology Forum can help us do that. With their addition we saw a great opportunity to reach a wider education audience, as well as build on our existing HR Technology market, offering a broader audience to our technology exhibitors,” said Kahn. “We’re excited as we expand on our commitment to support our customers’ growth with our products.”
“We’re very pleased to transfer ownership of these successful and growing events to LRP,” said Rajeev Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media. “We’re confident that LRP will continue to build and expand the quality and impact of these market leading education technology shows, which have grown dramatically under 1105’s leadership.”
1105 Media will continue to operate its publishing and digital products in the education marketplace, including Campus Technology and THE Journal, which serve the higher education and K-12 sectors, respectively.”
“This transaction will strengthen 1105’s balance sheet and allow us to concentrate our resources on growing the other parts of our extensive product portfolio,” Kapur added. 1105 produces integrated events, information products, and digital and print media in targeted business-to-business markets, with an emphasis on information technology sectors, such as government IT, enterprise computing, software development, and data warehousing. It also has products in such markets as industrial health, safety and compliance, security, environmental protection, home healthcare, and has a robust marketing services initiative.
Mike Eason, President of the 1105 Education Events group will join LRP and continue to oversee the business.
Investment bank Berkery Noyes & Co, LLC represented 1105 Media, Inc. in the transaction.
For all LRP media inquiries, please contact Rennette Fortune at 561-622-6520 ext. 8674 or [email protected] For all 1105 inquiries, please contact Rajeev Kapur at 818-814-5245 or [email protected]
About LRP Conferences, LLC
LRP Conferences, LLC, produces nearly a dozen professional conferences and trade shows including: Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, HR Technology® Conference, HR in Hospitality Conference, and National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®.
About LRP Publications
LRP Publications, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is known as educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education administration guidance and produces newsletters (Education Daily®), books, pamphlets, DVDs, audio conferences, eLearning courses, online services (Title1admin®.com, EducationDaily.com® and Special Ed Connection®.com) and training tools to help educators implement sound programs and avoid compliance errors related to Title I, autism, discipline and more. LRP Publications also produces professional education conferences including: National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities® and Special Education School Attorneys Conference. For a complete list of LRP products, eCourses and conferences, please visit www.lrp.com.
Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), formally known as Florida Education Technology Conference, has brought education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum — from kindergarten to college — through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies. FETC offers a wealth of information for all education professions — teachers, principals and deans, district administrators, curriculum designers, media specialists, technology directors and others. www.fetc.org.
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