Convention Agenda

Annual Convention and Trade Show - June 10-12, 2021
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, Texas 76201
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                                        Sponsors: Explore Branson, eType Services,
                                        Modulist, Metro Creative Graphics and CenturyLink

 

Agenda

Thursday, June 10, 2021 
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast in hotel lobby
8:00 a.m. Robert Burns Memorial Golf Tourney at Oakmont Country Club
11:00 a.m. TPA Convention Registration Desk Opens
3:30 p.m. Board Meeting in Pioneer 3 Ballroom
4:40 p.m. Pre-session round table: Improving the value of your paper (Pioneer 1-2)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception in Hotel Lobby
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Trade Show in Eagles/Chilton (Sponsored by eType Services)
7:00 p.m. Officers/Past Presidents Dinner in Denton/Fort Worth Room
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Reception in Palamino/Arabian Ballroom

Friday, June 11, 2021
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast in hotel lobby
7:00 a.m. TPA Convention Registration Desk Opens
7:30 a.m. Trade Show Opens in Eagles/Chilton (sponsored by eType Services)
9:30 a.m. TNF Board of Directors in Dallas Room

11:00 a.m. Trade Show closes
11:15 a.m. Silent Auction closes
11:45 p.m. Hall of Fame Luncheon in Kincade/Pioneer (Sponsored by Explore Branson)  
   Speaker Grant Moise, Publisher Dallas Morning News
1:30 – 5:30 p.m. General Sessions in Appaloosa/Quarter Ballroom
   
1. Don Richards, Legal Q&A, Sponsored by Modulist 
   2. Max Kabat, Ideas from a first-time newspaper owner
   
3. Ken Cooke, Adding Video Online for New Revenue 
   
4. Jack Stallard, Writing Sports when no one is competing
   
5. Jason Chlapek, Multiple Schools, One Sports Writer
   
6. Exploding the value of Census data – Bianca J. Gamez
5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Reception in Hotel Lobby
7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Reception in Palamino/Arabian Ballroom

Saturday, June 12, 2021
7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast in hotel lobby
8:00 a.m. TPA Convention Registration Desk Opens
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. General Sessions continue in Appaloosa/Quarter
   1. 
Memorial Report, Financial Report, NNA Report
   2. 
Bill Patterson, Legislative Update
   3. 
Jim Bardwell, Working the Political Consultants, Unbiased Reporting
   4. 
Ron Speechly, State of Obituaries in print
   5. 
Barbara Brannon, Texas Treasure Awards 
10:30 p.m. Contest Awards Banquet in Kincade/Pioneer (Sponsored by CenturyLink)
Noon: Convention Adjourns until Jan. 27-29, 2022 in San Marcos