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Early deadlines now March 23 for ‘Navigating a New Tomorrow’

Early deadlines now March 23 for ‘Navigating a New Tomorrow’

Still want a discount? You have until Friday, March 23 to register for the 2018 CNPA Summit at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. The hotel deadline is also March 23.

“Navigating a New Tomorrow” is your glimpse into the future. From the evening of Thursday, April 12 through Saturday afternoon, April 14, plan to immerse yourself and your team in a day of crucial, top-level discussions and insights.

Here are highlights:

“A Playbook for Newspapers of the Future,” with Lincoln Millstein, senior vice president of Hearst and special advisor to Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz.

“It’s Time for Us to Get Our Swagger Back,” with Mike Blinder, president of The Blinder Group, a Florida-based firm that assists in maximizing revenue for their clients, through effective on-site sales training and revenue generation programs.

“Connecting the Dots … Audience and Advertising,” with Christian A. Hendricks, president of the Local Media Consortium and former vice president for strategic initiatives at McClatchy.

“Survey says…Why people really subscribe … and how to act on it,” with Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute and one of the nation’s most recognized thinkers on the future of media.

“Making Circulation Count,” a panel discussion led by Adel Ibrahim, senior vice president of circulation at Digital First Media.

“Newsroom Leaders as Revenue Producers … NOT FAKE NEWS,” with Neil Chase, executive editor of Bay Area News Group, who leads the newsroom of The Mercury News and the East Bay Times and their associated websites and mobile apps.

“Hot Ideas & Cold Beer and Vendor Roundtable,” with 2015-16 CNPA President Dean Eckenroth, publisher of the Coronado Eagle & Journal and president of Eagle Newspapers, which also includes the Eagle & Times in Imperial Beach.

A special Saturday morning program is being developed.

The California Journalism Awards Banquet will follow, hosted by Will Fleet, publisher of the Tracy Press.

Special events include a wine pairing dinner on Friday and a wine tasting on Saturday afternoon.

Registration for the Summit is $195 for those who stay in the host hotel. Meals are extra. Bring your team: Second registrants are $95 and additional registrants are free.

Final reminder: Early registration closes next Friday, March 23. The hotel block also closes March 23. Registration closes April 4.

CNPA has negotiated a special room rate of $265/night for the CNPA 2018 Summit in The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. All rooms will incur a $5 resort fee (reduced from $25) plus taxes nightly.

The 2018 Summit succeeds thanks to our member-company sponsors:

Host ($15,000)

  • Bay Area News Group
  • Hearst
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Southern California News Group

Summit ($5,000)

  • Coronado Eagle & Journal
  • Sonoma Media Investments

Event ($2,500)

  • Palo Alto Weekly
  • Napa Valley Register
  • Voice Media Ventures

The Summit committee also thanks its Vendor Supporters:

Diamond Partners ($8,000)

  • Currow Weeks & Associates, Inc.

Gold Partners ($6,000)

  • Interactive News
  • Southwest Offset Printing
  • Ultimate PrintSource

Silver Partners ($4,000)

  • FWD Management Group
  • Jassy Vick Carolan LLP
  • Marketing G2
  • XNI Services

Exhibitors ($2,000)

  • AMG/Parade
  • Associated Press
  • Blue Waters Marketing
  • MSG Marketing Solutions Group
  • Pre1 Software
  • Tecnavia
  • United Reporting

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