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Thursday, June 20
11 am       Registration setup
1 pm         MPA-MPS Board of Directors meeting – Azalea A
                 Presiding: MPA President Wyatt Emmerich
3:30          MCFOI Board of Directors meeting – Gardenia
                 Presiding: MCFOI President Charlie Mitchell
4 pm         MPAEF Board of Directors meeting
                 Presiding: MPAEF Chairman Reece Terry – Azalea A
5 pm         PRESS Camp opens (5-10 pm)
6 pm         Opening Reception at the hotel – Azalea Rooms
                 Sponsored by Entergy Mississippi
                 Hors d'oeuvres and entertainment
7:30          Dinner on your own
Friday, June 21
8 am         Registration Opens
                 Continental breakfast in Silent Auction
                 Breakfast sponsored by Nissan North America
                 PRESS Camp opens
8 am         MPA-MPS Membership Meeting – Azalea B
8:30          Opening Session – Welcome & Remarks
                 Presiding: MPA President Wyatt Emmerich
8:45          GENERAL SESSION – Magnolia A
                 “This is Our Story”
                 Speaker: Pam Siddall, Birmingham News &
                 Mark Ervin, o2Media
9:45          Break – Magnolia B
10:05        GENERAL SESSION: Governor's Remarks – Magnolia A
                 Gov. Haley Barbour
10:30        GENERAL SESSION: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum – Magnolia A
                 Moderated by David Hampton, The Clarion-Ledger
11:30        Adjourn for afternoon
12:30        Golf Tournament at Fallen Oak
                 Sponsored by AT&T Mississippi
                 Tennis Outing at Bayou Bluff
                 Sponsored by Athlon Media
6 pm         President’s Reception – Magnolia B
                 Sponsored by Butler Snow
7 pm         President’s Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction – Camellia Ballroom
                 Sponsored by Mississippi Power & Cellular South
                 Incoming President: Jimmy Clark, The Vicksburg Post
                 Hall of Fame inductee: Louis P. "Pat" Cashman III, The Vicksburg Post
9 pm         Dessert & Hospitality – Azalea Rooms
                 Sponsored by Emmerich Newspapers
11 pm       Events conclude for evening
Saturday, June 22
8 am         Registration Opens
                 Continental breakfast in Silent Auction – Magnolia B
                 Breakfast sponsored by AT&T Mississippi
                 PRESS Camp opens – Gardenia
                 A) Digital Journalism presented by Kevin SlimpMagnolia E
                 B) Enterprise Reporting on a Budget by Doug Fisher – Magnolia F
10:15        Break – Magnolia B
10:30        GENERAL SESSION: Lt. Governor Candidate Forum – Magnolia A
                 Moderated by Tim Kalich, Greenwood Commonwealth
11:30        Break
11:50        Silent Auction closes
12:00        Better Newspaper Contest Editorial Awards Luncheon – Camellia Ballroom
                 Sponsored by BP
                 Emcees: Mark Williams, The Bolivar Commercial &
                 Ronda Rich, MPA associate member
2 pm         Adjourn
5:30          Post-Convention Sunset Cruise sponsored by Cellular South

Resort casual attire is appropriate for all sessions and social functions. President's Reception and Banquet is business or cocktail attire.



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