Convention just over four weeks away; register now

January 8, 2018
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We know it's hard to believe, but the 2018 Kansas Press Association annual convention is just four weeks away.

The deadline for reserving hotel rooms at the Capitol Plaza Hotel at the special KPA rate is Tuesday, Jan. 9.

We'll kick off the 2018 convention on Thursday, Feb. 8, with our annual Day at the Capitol. KPA members will have an opportunity to get an update on the legislative session from KPA Executive Director Doug Anstaett and Assistant Director Emily Bradbury. They will be sharing the lobbying responsibilities following the retirement of Richard Gannon.

Members also can call on their local legislators to discuss issues important to the newspaper industry. We'll have lunch with legislators and their staff members.

Convention festivities will begin on Thursday night with a new event -  "Cold Brews and Hot Issues." This will be a free-for-all discussion of the hot issues facing our industry and how editors and advertising directors are meeting those challenges.

Friday, Feb. 9, is packed with educational opportunities for everyone on your staff.

On Friday night, we will be inducting two new members to the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame.

On Saturday, we'll go just over half a day, concluding the 2018 convention with two popular general sessions and the AOE Awards Banquet on Saturday.

The ever-popular Kevin Slimp will be headlining this year's convention.

Go here to register or to review the program.