Deadline approaches for Mini-Convention registration

Posted August 30, 2011

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.

Contact Emily Bradbury at or Rachel Willis at to register or if you have questions about any part of the program.

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.