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Thursday, June 20

 

1 pm                MPA-MPS Board Meetings

                        Presiding: MPA-MPS President Jim Prince, The Neshoba Democrat

                        Registration Opens

4 pm                MPAEF Board Meeting

                        Presiding: MPAEF Chairman Jimmy Clark, The Vicksburg Post

                        MCFOI Board Meeting

                        PRESS Camp Set up

5 pm                PRESS Camp open (5-10 pm)

6 pm                Opening Reception at Biloxi Visitor’s Center

                        Shuttle service available

7 pm                Shuttle returns to Beau Rivage

 

Friday, June 21

 

8 am                Registration Opens

                        Continental Breakfast Available

                        Silent Auction Opens

                        PRESS Camp Opens (available till 10 pm)

8:30                 MPA-MPS Membership Meeting

9 am                Opening Ceremony

                        Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Opening Remarks

9:15                 GENERAL SESSION – Keynote Speaker: Bill Nichols, Editor at Large, Politico

10:15               Break

10:30               GENERAL SESSION – Competing in the Digital Age. Tim Mask, Maris West & Baker

Noon               Break for afternoon

12:30               Shuttle departs for Yacht Club

1 pm                Reporter’s Boot Camp (separate registration required)

Presented by Bill Rose, Meek School of Journalism & New Media

MPA Regatta at Ocean Springs Yacht Club

            4:30                 Shuttle returns to Beau Rivage

6 pm                President’s Reception

7 pm                President’s Banquet & Hall of Fame Presentation

9 pm                Hospitality Reception

 

Saturday, June 22

 

8 am                Registration Opens

                        Continental Breakfast Available

                        Reporter’s Boot Camp Continues

                        Silent Auction Opens

                        PRESS Camp Opens (Available till 2 pm)

8:30                 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (3 tracks)

A.    Insurance & Affordable Care Act – Presenter: Michael Sheridan & Wesley Roberts, Butler Snow

B.    Multimedia Videojournalism – Presenter: Alysia Steele, Meek School of Journalism & New Media

C.    News Design – Presenter: Quentin Lueninghoener, Assc. Professor, University of Nebraska

9 am                Individual consultations

                        The Doctor Will See You Now: Mr. Magazines’s Free Physical for Your Magazine

                        Dr. Samir Husni, Magazine Innovation Center, University of Mississippi

                        Appointments available in 20-minute intervals. Must register in advance.

10 am              Coffee Break

10:30               Silent Auction Closes

                        CONCURRENT SESSIONS (3 tracks)

A.    Publisher’s Roundtable – Moderated by Reece Terry, The Daily Corinthian.

B.    FOI – Assessing Threats to Open Meetings & Public Records. Panel: Dr. Jeanni Atkins, MCFOI, Steve Browning, Hayes Dent Public Strategies, & Anita Lee, The Sun Herald.

C.    News Design – Presenter: Quentin Lueninghoener, Assc. Professor, University of Nebraska

Noon                Break

12:15               Better Newspaper Contest Editorial Division Awards Luncheon

Moderated by Stephanie Patton, The Leland Progress & Marshall Ramsey, The Clarion-Ledger

2 pm                Convention adjourns

6 pm                Post-Convention Sunset Schooner Cruise

Resort casual attire is appropriate for all sessions and social functions. President's Reception and Banquet is semi-formal.

 

 
 
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