2012 Convention Event Schedule

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The 2012 MPA Convention Starts tomorrow! Click here for the complete schedule of events. See you all in Columbia!

Thursday, Sept. 20

12:30p:  MPA and MPS Board Luncheon
1:30p:    MPA and MPS Board Meeting
6:30p:    Reception and Gallery Hop in the North Village Arts District.
                Bus to Orr Street Studios (appetizers and beverages), visit Perlow-Stevens Art Gallery (wine
                tasting & dessert provided by Les Bourgeois), and enjoy music and beverages at The Bridge,
                all in The District (downtown Columbia).
9:00p:    Bus returns to the hotel.

Friday, Sept. 21

8:00a:     Breakfast with speaker: Bryna Krauth. “Inspirational Leadership Starts with You!”
9:15a:     Forum, Missouri Gubernatorial Candidates
10:45a:   Forum, U.S. Senate Candidates
12:15p:   Annual MPA Business Meeting and Election of Officers
12:30p:   Luncheon with speaker Paul Steinle. “Who Needs Newspapers?”
                A word from our sponsors: AT&T and Branson-Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau                    2:00p:    Breakout: Max Heath, NNA Postal Guru
              Breakout: Bryna Krauth. “Become a Brand Expert for your Advertisers”
3:15p:    Documentary Film Screening: “Deadline in Disaster,” Featuring The Joplin Globe
6:00p:    MPA Newspaper Hall of Fame Reception
6:30p:    MPA Newspaper Hall of Fame Banquet

Saturday, Sept. 22

8:00a:    Breakfast by Regions. Enjoy visiting over breakfast with MPA Members from your area.
                Speaker: Tim Jamieson, Mizzou Baseball Coach
9:30a:    Breakout: Rudi Keller, Columbia Daily Tribune. “Covering the Civil War: Quick Tricks
                to Find Good Stories for the Sesquicentennial”
              Breakout: Digital Innovations Panel. Hear from Mike Jenner, Jon Rust, Andy Waters,
                Jeff McNiell
and Jane Haslag about the latest cutting-edge ideas they are using
                at their newspapers.
10:45a:   Lightning Round Roundtables. All in one room, six “stations” with discussion leaders
                at each station, various newspaper and social media topics. Fifteen minutes each,
                then switch. Discussion leaders and topics:
            – Jean Maneke, Maneke Law Group — Talk legal issues with your Media Attorney
            – Jim Robertson, Columbia Daily Tribune — Newspaper Coverage and Policies
                  on Sensitive Editorial Issues
            – Mike Beatty, The Joplin Globe — Does your Newspaper have a disaster Plan?
            – Greg Baker, Missouri Press Service — Selling Political Ads and Newspaper
                  Network Ads to Make Money
            – Phill Brooks, Missouri School of Journalism — Covering the statehouse
            – Kelly Schultz, Director of the Office of Child Advocate — News
                  Reporting on Child Abuse and Neglect
12:00p: Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon


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