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2019 Joint Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Chicago, IL

Here are more than a dozen reasons to come to Chicago, Oct. 6-8

The SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting will be a mix of the practical and the forward-looking – all of which will make your newspaper even stronger, across all platforms from print to digital, and from a wide variety of revenue streams.

Join colleagues from across the industry – Oct. 6-8 in Chicago – to hear these outstanding speakers presenting on urgent issues, innovative strategies and successful case studies:

  • Judi Terzotis and Peter Kovacs on how The Advocate of Baton Rouge won the newspaper Battle of New Orleans.
  • Fredric Rutberg on betting – successfully – on quality news content over cutting to grow The Berkshire Eagle.
  • Mi-Ai Parrish on lessons learned in innovation and digital strategies during a career leading The Arizona Republic, USA Today Network, The Kansas Star and more.
  • Walter Hussman on The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's bold initiative to rapidly convert readers from print to digital.
  • A top expert on proven strategies to protect your public notice revenue against constant attacks.
  • Matt Coen and Ryan Dohrn on creating – and selling – niche publications that become reliable revenue generators.
  • Jennifer Preston of the Knight Foundation and John Hinds of News Media Canada on funding local journalism from non-traditional sources.
  • Rick Dumas on how GateHouse Media is succeeding in that toughest circulation category: single copy.
  • Stacey Hill on connecting local SMBs with email marketing that generates revenue for them, and you.
  • Jim Stevenson on how a small weekly paper was able to launch a new weekly that was profitable from day one.
  • Laurie Kahn on talent acquisition and building a staff for the future.
  • Tim Franklin and Northwestern University on their Local News Initiative, which is seeking to reinvent the relationship between news organizations and audiences.
  • Maintaining high valuation at your paper with insight from major media brokers on what buyers are looking for.
  • A panel of Facebook Accelerator Program participants sharing what they have learned about the retention of digital subscriptions.
  • A briefing on the newspaper industry's campaign for an anti-trust exemption to negotiate for fairer revenue sharing with Google and Facebook.
  • Ken Harding of FTI Consulting on what they're learning from the Google Local News Initiative
  • And more!

Register this month before rates increase.

The registration fee for Inland and SNPA members is $795.

First-time newspaper attendees – those who have never attended an Inland or SNPA annual meeting before – can register at the first-time rate of $595 (members) or $895 (non-members).

Team discounts also are available to newspapers that send five or more employees from the same paper.  Contact Carley Lintz at to request the team discount for the fifth (and additional) staff members.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

R&D companies have a great opportunity to network with Inland and SNPA members. at this Joint Annual Meeting.  Reserve space to show newspaper executives how you can help them grow their bottom line with the products and services that your company offers.

Say "Congrats" on the Merger

Buy congratulatory ad in printed program

Extend your company's congratulations and best wishes in an ad in the printed program at the Annual Meeting of the new association, bringing SNPA and Inland together. The first Annual Meeting of the new merged association will be held Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

Conference Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor
  • AMG │ Parade

    Offering newspaper-distributed magazines for your community.
Platinum Sponsor
  • TownNews

    Our integrated digital publishing solutions power some of the most distinguished newsrooms in the industry. Contact us to learn how we can help you thrive!
Gold Sponsor
  • Editor & Publisher

    E&P covers all aspects of the newspaper industry!
Gold Sponsor
  • Southern Lithoplate

    Let us show you how we can help your newspaper sell more color ... with better quality, less waste and more profit.
Silver Sponsor
  • Brainworks

    Partners with over 1,000 newspaper companies offering a fully integrated advertising, CRM, ad tracking and circulation software system.
Bronze Sponsor
  • Creative Circle Media Solutions

    We provide what we call "creative outsourcing," which means we can help your staff hit the peaks when you outsource your high-end creative work to us.
Bronze Sponsor
  • Interlink

    Learn why more than 1,800 publications use Interlink to save postage and improve delivery, at
Bronze Sponsor
  • Newzware ICANON

    Newzware Business System Software – the best performance value in the newspaper industry!
Bronze Sponsor
  • NTVB Media

    NTVB Media is the leading publisher of TV entertainment and listings magazines, serving over 20 million readers daily.
Lanyard Sponsor
  • Adpay

    Make self-serve easy. Streamline workflow and generate increased revenues with FREE Memoriams obituary order entry and Adpay’s responsive design Marketplace solutions.
Tote Bag Sponsor
  • Tecnavia

    Tecnavia is a 360° service provider offering web metering, native news apps, website design and hosting, and our well-known digital replica.
WiFi Sponsor
  • LEAP Media Solutions

    LEAP Media Solutions serves 100+ local media companies. We engineer end-to-end, data-optimized marketing processes that grow, activate, engage and monetize audiences.
Marketing / Communications Sponsor
  • CNN

    Our unparalleled global newsgathering delivers content to more than 1,100 partners.
Welcome Reception Sponsors
Gold Level
  • Mather Economics

    We are a global consulting firm that applies a combination of proprietary analytical tools and hands-on expertise to help you better understand customers.
Gold Level
  • Southern Lithoplate

    Let us show you how we can help your newspaper sell more color ... with better quality, less waste and more profit.
Silver Level
  • Cribb, Greene & Cope

    Specializes in the sale of daily newspapers, large weeklies & weekly groups. Clients are often family-owned companies.
Bronze Level
  • Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April

    Assists companies in the sale and acquisition of daily newspapers and weekly groups, and in appraising newspapers for a variety of purposes.
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Reserve a hotel room

The SNPA-Inland Joint Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Chicago, Oct. 6-8, 2019. Full details are available here about hotel accommodations.