Welcome to Topeka! Convention has much to offer

February 8, 2018
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The annual Kansas Press Association convention kicked off today with a Day at the Statehouse events and culminates tonight with "Why So Secret, Kansas?" a Kansas City Star Town Hall event on transparency.
8c24a4e0-5a75-489d-9d41-8e16913fe2d3.jpgAt 7 p.m. on Thursday night, KPA will co-sponsor with the Kansas City Star a forum as a follow-up to its "Why So Secret, Kansas?"
transparency series late last year and a town hall forum on Jan. 18. 
Panel members are Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican; House Majority Leader Don Hineman, a Dighton Republican; Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat; House Minority Leader Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat; Rep. Jason Probst, a Hutchinson Democrat; and former Rep. John Rubin, a Shawnee Republican.
Convention festivities will continue following the forum with a new event we have labeled "Cold Brews and Hot Issues." This will be a free-for-all discussion of the issues facing our industry and how we are meeting those challenges.
Kevin Slimp will provide the keynote address at our Friday luncheon, discussing his observations about what is happening in the newspaper industry with a presentation titled "What's Going On: The Real Story."

He'll also lead two breakout sessions on Friday on PhotoShop and InDesign styles and sessions on Saturday on readership and customer service.

We've invited all the candidates for Kansas governor to participate in a forum at 1:45 p.m. Friday. Although some have declined, this will allow the candidates who do participate to tell you why they are running, followed by a question and answer session.
On Friday night, we will be inducting three new members into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame and presenting other special citations including the Clyde M. Reed Jr. Master Editor Award, the Boyd Community Service Award, the Murdock Award and the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award.
On Saturday, we'll go just over half a day, concluding the 2018 convention with two popular general sessions and the AOE Awards Luncheon on Saturday.