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WVPA Convention 2017: Reserve rooms today

Reserve your rooms today

CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 4-5 is open.

“West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the theme of the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5.

The WVPA invites its 70 member newspapers and guests to Canaan Valley Resort for three days of education, recognition and training. Visit to see and download the full convention packet.

Review and download the full convention packet here:

WVPA 2017 Convention Program Registration:

You can also register online with eventbrite

You can register here online – with a service fee – or download the packet and follow the instructions to mail or fax your registration to the WVPA.

Reserve your rooms for the convention today directly with Canaan Valley Resort:

230 Main Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260

Toll free: (800) 622-4121 or Direct: (304) 866-4121

Request the West Virginia Press Association room rate of $109 – WVPA: Group ID: 16327

Here is your invitation to Convention 2017 from Executive Director Don Smith:

Don Smith
Executive Director
West Virginia Press Association

Hello everyone,

I hope you will join us at the WVPA’s Convention 2017, Aug. 3-5 at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.

Our theme this year — West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes — focuses on the versatility our industry needs to ensure success in today’s fast-changing and unpredictable environment.

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” — Charles Darwin

Convention 2017 brings together media leaders, industry experts and other stakeholders to examine issues from all points. Whether you work at a news, advertising, H-R or publisher’s desk, the issues up for discussion this year will be of interest.

Be it the “A ordable Care Act” or “American Health Care Act”, what does the changing health care landscape mean for the people of West Virginia and news coverage, advertising, and newspaper industry employees and operations? Friday morning, a panel of experts looks at the possibilities. We need to be informed.

Public notice is the traditional source of journalism and a keystone of the newspaper industry. Digital advertising is one of the fastest growing aspects our marketplace. Friday afternoon we look at both areas and the newspaper industry’s responsibilities and opportunities.

On Saturday, we take a more focused look at the West Virginia newspaper industry’s future with our
“WVPA Ownership Initiative.” As a generation of publishers look at handing over leadership of their operations, the WVPA looks at how newspapers are valued today, market conditions and prospective new owners. Expect invaluable information from a panel including a newspaper broker, a banker, and tax and other industry-related experts.

West Virginia’s opioid problem and investigative reporting are topics of discussion Saturday afternoon. See what’s been done in West Virginia and join in the discussion of how West Virginia newspapers can help document and ght

this problem.

During a weekend when we focus on the future, we will also celebrate our past with a Hall of Fame program and our present with a Pulitzer Prize Luncheon celebrating Eric Eyre of The Charleston

Gazette-Mail winning the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism.

We’ll also recognize all of the other outstanding newspaper industry work in West Virginia this year with our Editorial and Advertising awards presentation.

Canaan’s family-friendly facility and location provide an outstanding opportunity for everyone to join together with spouses and children and celebrate our industry and future.

Friday’s cook-out at the pool shelter with great food, live music and games will make it a Convention to remember.

This year’s schedule includes many special guests, educational and fun activities and still allows time for socializing and networking.

Additionally, we are o ering special online coverage and live-streaming, with a mobile app and social media coverage to take advantage of technology, provide greater

access and set the tone for change and adaptability.

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” — Bill Clinton

Remember to reserve your rooms for the convention today at Canaan Valley Re- sort. Request the West Virginia Press Association room rate.

Hope to see you in Canaan Valley Aug. 3-5.


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