– Track 1 –

    Publisher Track
    Florida Press Association / Intersect Media Solutions

    Breakfast Buffet
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    Breakfast ends at 9:00 am

    Breakfast Buffet
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    Vanderbilt II & III
    Breakfast served until 9:00 am

    Round-table discussions
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    Vanderbilt I
    Meet with advertisers and speakers for three 20 minute round-table discussions

    Medical Marijuana and CBD Advertising
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    Majestic Ballroom
    New ad opportunity or risky business? Two of Florida’s premier media attorneys discuss the highs and lows of MM and CBD advertising.
    Sam Morley, General Counsel, Florida Press Association; Susan Tillotson Bunch, Partner, Thomas & LoCicero PL

    FPA/IMS Board Meeting
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    Open to FPA & IMS Board of Directors

    FPA/IMS Board Meeting
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    Open to FPA & IMS Board of Directors

    Why Print Still Matters
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    Vanderbilt I
    Speakers: David Dunn-Rankin, President, SCMG; Mark Nusbaum, President, Times-Union Media; Bruce Faulmann, VP Advertising & Marketing, Tampa Bay Times and Pason Gaddis, President & CEO, Florida Weekly

    Combined session: The Revenue and Content Connection
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    Majestic Ballroom
    How advertising & content teams work together creating better content for readers and more revenue for media
    Bruce Faulmann, Tampa Bay Times; Bill Barker, USA Today Network; Roger Simmons, Orlando Sentinel; Debbie Bates Schrott, Bates Creative. Moderated by Dean Ridings, Intersect Media Solutions
    Friend of NIE Presentation

    Combined Session: Covering a News Event that Sparked a Movement; Lessons Learned from Parkland
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    Floridian GHI
    Panel: Melissa Falkowski, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; Rebecca Schneid, The Eagle Eye (student newspaper);
    Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel; Lulu Ramadan, Palm Beach Post; Nadege Green, WLRN

    Meeting the Changing Needs of Local Advertisers
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    Estuary I
    Speakers: Dana Wardeh, Orlando Sentinel Media Group and Mark Nusbaum, Florida Times-Union

    Best New Revenue Ideas
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    Plaza A
    Glen Nickerson moderates a panel of publishers who discuss their best revenue ideas of the past year.
    Panelists: Dan Autrey, Publisher and President, Tampa Bay Newspapers; Sandi Kemp, Publisher, Navarre Press; Moderator: Glen Nickerson, Publisher, Sun Coast Media Group

    Coffee Break with Exhibitors
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    Exhibit Hall

    Digital for Fun and Profit
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    Estuary I
    Speakers: Robert Lee, Sun Coast Media Group; Robin Lankton, Naples Daily News; Michelle Mitchell, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Andy Blizzard, Palm Beach Post; Emily Walsh, Observer Media Group; Sarah Cooksey, Orlando Sentinel

    FPA/IMS Annual Meeting
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    FPA Awards Lunch
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    Floridian GHI
    Weekly Newspaper Contest Awards, Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame Presentation,
    Leadership Institute Class Graduation

    Lunch with Exhibitors
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    Exhibit Hall

    Lunch with Exhibitors
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    Vanderbilt II & III

    Better Weekly Contest Awards Lunch
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    Vanderbilt I
    Luncheon, Better Weekly Contest awards presentation, and Hall of Fame presentation

    FPA Awards Luncheon
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    Majestic Ballroom
    Hall of Fame, FPF leadership class graduation, Officer installation

    Weekly Newspaper Idea Exchange
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    Plaza D
    Weekly publishers share ideas for improving their publications. An open discussion of what’s working and what’s not.
    Facilitator: Sandi Kemp, Publisher, Navarre Press

    Events for Weekly Newspapers
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    Floridian E
    Presenter: Dawn Willis, The West Orange Times & Windermere Observer;
    Chris Sexson, Sun Central Media Group

    Lunch with exhibitors from Noon - 1:00 pm

    Dessert with Exhibitors
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    Exhibit Hall

    Dessert with Exhibitors
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    Vanderbilt II & III

    Dessert with Exhibitors
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    Royal Ballroom

    Destination 2020: How Do We Get There Stronger and Smarter
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    Vanderbilt I
    Keynote Speaker: Ken Doctor

    FNAME Board Meeting
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    Open to FNAME Board of Directors

    Dessert with Exhibitors
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    Royal Ballroom

    Dessert with Exhibitors
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    Exhibit Hall

    FPF Board of Trustees
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    Open to FPF Board of Trustees

    Opening Session: Building Audience & Building Trust in a World of Fake News
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    Floridian GHI
    Panelists: Rob Yarin, VP Content Strategy & Research, Cox Media Group; Tim Burke, Publisher, The Palm Beach Post;
    Mary Kelli Palka, Editor, The Florida Times-Union & Neil Brown, President, The Poynter Institute

    Storytelling in the Mobile First Age
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    Majestic Ballroom
    A close look at how newsrooms that want to be mobile first manage their workflow, and how we create, write, edit and design for mobile.
    Keynote speaker: Dr. Mario R. Garcia, CEO/Founder, Garcia Media

    IMS Sales Report
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    Open to all organizations

    Break in Exhibitor Area
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    Vanderbilt II & III

    Legal & Legislative Update
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    Estuary I
    Speaker: Sam Morley, General Counsel,
    Florida Press Association

    It’s Gone Viral: Rights and Risks of Grabbing from Social Media
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    Majestic Ballroom
    A legal perspective on what's legal and what's not when working with social media content.
    Panel: Alison M. Steele, P.A.; Boyzell Hosey, Deputy Editor, Photography, Tampa Bay Times; Linda Norbut, Associate, Thomas & LoCicero PL; Samuel J. Morley, General Counsel, Florida Press Association

    Recruiting and Keeping Great Sales People
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    Estuary I
    Speaker: Eric Myers, Cox Media Group and Penny DiGregorio, Observer Media Group

    Paper Shortages and Tariffs
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    Floridian F
    Presenters:
    Samuel J. Morley, Florida Press Association;
    Carlton Pender, Lindenmeyr Central

    What Great Community Newspaper Reps Do to Succeed
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    Wylie
    What do the GREAT community newspaper reps around the world do to succeed?
    Speaker: Peter Lamb, CEO, Lamb Consulting

    Reception
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    Exhibit Hall
    Silent Auction, Friend of NIE

    Reception
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    Royal Ballroom
    Silent Auction, Exhibit Hall Passport Drawing

    FPF Reception
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    For Board of Directors of FPF, FPA, IMS, FMA, FNAME, FSNE, FPES and the FPF leadership class

    Reception with Silent Auction
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    Vanderbilt II & III

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    Dine Around
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    Dinner off-site (Dine-Around)
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