KPA CONVENTION POSTPONED; new dates are June 18-19

Posted March 12, 2020

Due to the rapidly shifting landscape due to COVID-19, the Kansas Press Association has decided to postpone all activities associated with this year’s golf scramble, annual conference and awards banquet in Newton to help protect the health and safety of our attendees.  

The KPA executive committee met this afternoon and has decided to reschedule the date of the 2020 Annual Convention to June 18 - 19, 2020, to be held in conjunction with the President's Gala that was previously scheduled for this date. All events will be held in Newton. The events will begin with the KPA Golf Scramble on June 18 and conclude with the President's Gala the evening of June 19. 

If you have booked a room at the Holiday Inn Express - Newton under the KPA room block, we have canceled your rooms. No need to call the hotel.  We will send out a new link for the KPA room block in June as soon as it becomes available. 

If you registered and paid to attend the conference, we will keep your registrations on file for the June dates unless instructed to do otherwise. 

This is a disappointing turn of events for everyone and was a difficult decision to make. However, your health and the health of others is of the utmost importance to us. We hope that this decision will help to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. 

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Bradbury at 785-213-8524 or

Travis Mounts, President
Kansas Press Association