The deadline is fast approaching for the Western Kansas Mini-Convention, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8 at the City Limits Convention Center in Colby.
Cost for the all-day event is just $50, and includes lunch and a jam-packed program.
The day begins with registration at 9 a.m., followed by speed topics from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
After lunch, attendees will have the choice of two consecutive one-hour sessions concentrating on news, advertising sales and online tips.
Here is the session schedule:
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Speed Topics: • Quickbook Hints, with Amy Blaufelder • Advertising Talk, with Dan Rukes • The KPA Awards of Excellence Are Online! How Do I Enter? with Emily Bradbury • KDAN and KCAN Networks and How They Can Make Your Newspaper Money, with Lori Jackson • The Importance of Maintaining a Good Relationship with Your Local Legislator, with Richard Gannon.
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Lunch
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. • Nuts and Bolts Sales Training (Part 1) with John Baetz • InDesign Tips with Ron Fields • Best Practices: What I Have Seen in Community Newspapers, with Tom Eblen.
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. • Nuts and Bolts Sales Training (Part 2) with John Baetz • Workflow: I Have My Website; Now What Do I Do? with Ron Fields (member requested topic) • Newspaper Leadership Training with Tom Eblen.
Sleeping rooms are available on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Comfort Inn in Colby.
For reservations, call 785-462-3833 or 1-888-794-9492. Be sure to ask for the KPA group rate of $89.95. The rate includes a full breakfast.
Please register by Sept. 1.