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2019 APA Convention

6/26/2019 to 6/29/2019
When: June 26-29
Where: Hotel Hot Springs
305 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas  71901
United States
Contact: Terri Cobb

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The 2019 APA Convention is June 26-29 at the Hotel Hot Springs in Hot Springs National Park.

For hotel room reservations, call 877-623-6697 or 501-623-6600. Ask for reservations and use the group code APA2019 for the discounted rate of $124 single and $134 double. Deadline to make room reservations is June 7, 2019.


2019 APA Convention Agenda


Wednesday, June 26              

Noon                           APA Golf Tournament at Hot Springs Country Club                                               

3:00pm                        Registration Opens                                                                                                   

6:00pm                        Explore Hot Springs…Dinner on your own              


Thursday, June 27

8:00am                       Registration Opens                                                                                                              

8:30am                       APA Board of Directors Meeting                                                                 

Noon                           Roundtable Lunch                                                                             

1:30pm                       Session:  Carol Grubbe- Increase Sales Performance Now                                                     

3:30pm                       Session: Legal, Libel & FOIA Panel with Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull Law PLLC

6:00pm                       Dinner, Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Free-play money at Oaklawn Resort & Casino                                                                       

Friday, June 28

7:30am                        Registration Opens                                                                                                                

8:00am                        Past President’s Breakfast (Invitation Only)                                                 

8:30am                        Trade Show & Silent Auction Opens with Continental Breakfast

8:30am -4:30pm          Kids Press Camp        

9:00am                        Session: Teri Finneman, Ph.D - 10 tips for increasing your social media engagement

Noon                           Luncheon – Headliner of the Year Louis Cella, President’s Gavel Passing, Golf Awards

2:00pm                        Session:  Kevin Pieper – News Photography Workshop

3:30pm                        Session:  Jim Pumarlo - Connecting with your readers                

6:00pm                        Honoree’s Reception                        

7:00pm                        APA Honors Banquet --   Distinguish Service, Freedom of Information, Golden 50, and Journalism Educator

9:00pm                        Afterhours Hospitality                                     


Saturday, June 29

8:00am                        Registration Opens                                                                                                               

8:30am                        Breakfast and APA Member Business Meeting                                                      

9:00am                        Session:  Jim Pumarlo - ABC’s of Editorial Writing,

10:30am                      Session: How to Cover a Legislative Session Panel 

Noon                           APA Better Newspaper Editorial Awards Presentation       


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