Schedule for the 145th Annual MPA Convention

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Thursday, Sept. 8

7:30-11:30 a.m. Registration open

8:00-11:00 a.m. Missouri Press Association and Missouri Press Service Boards meet

Noon Golf at Payne Stewart Golf Club, a tribute course honoring the life and legacy of golf legend Payne Stewart

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration open

8:00 p.m. Viva Las Vegas! Reception and Live Entertainment with Dave “Elvis” Ehlert


Friday, Sept. 9

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration open

8:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast Program “Technology Discussion” Panel, (Jane Haslag, Jeff McNiell, Jon Rust, Andy Waters; moderator Mike Jenner) discussing cutting edge issues involving social media, paid content, Deals of the Day, to maximize profits and gain more clients and subscribers

9:45-10:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1: “The Ins and Outs of Non-Compete Agreements,” Attorney Jay Dade Breakout Session 2: “Avoiding Advertising Scams,” Better Business Bureau of St. Louis Breakout Session 3: “101 Easy Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line,” Ken Blum

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spouses Event: Tour Stone Hill Winery, then enjoy lunch at The Gardens Restaurant

10:45-11:00 a.m. Refreshment break

11:00 a.m. – Noon Breakout Session 4: “Sales by Numbers,” Tim Smith

Breakout Session 5: “Intellectual Property Issues,” Attorneys Jean Maneke and Jay Dade

Noon – 12:30 p.m. MPA Business Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors

12:30-1:45 p.m. Luncheon. “The Things I Believe About Newspapers,” Sammy Papert

2:00-3:45 p.m. Breakout Session 6: “Sales Time and Territory Management,” Tim Smith; Breakout Session 7: “You’re on the Jury: Is Print a Dead Duck?,” Ken Blum and Bill Miller, Jr.

4:30-6:00 p.m. Registration open

6:00 p.m. MPA Newspaper Hall of Fame Reception

6:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Banquet, 21st Annual Induction Ceremony

9:30 p.m. Mizzou Football Watch Party, University of Missouri Tigers vs. Arizona State

Saturday, Sept. 10

8:00 a.m. – Noon Registration open

8:00-9:30 a.m. Missouri Associated Dailies Breakfast. Discussion led by Sammy Papert

Weekly Newspapers Breakfast. “Dr. Blum’s Group Therapy for Community Newspapers,” Ken Blum

9:40-11:00 a.m. Breakout Session 8: “Best Advertising Ideas” Panel. Marty Goodnight, Springfield News-Leader; Jane Haberberger, Washington Missourian; Kevin Jones, St. Louis American.

Bring samples of your Best Ad Ideas for a chance to win $$$! Breakout Session 9: “Get Close, Shoot Fast and Don’t be Afraid to Bite the Dust,” Ken Blum (Reporter/photographer multi-taskers, bring your cameras to this session!)

11:00 a.m. Missouri Press Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon:Tornado: Through the Eyes of The Joplin Globe, Michael Beatty, publisher. Outstanding Young Journalists of the

Year Awards, College Media Association Awards, Scholarship Presentations, BNC Awards Presentation

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