2017 Newspaper Symposium

June 3, 2017

Held in conjunction with the 97th Annual General Meeting

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, Calgary

3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
  • Inspirational networking events
  • Educational sessions
  • Internationally acclaimed speakers
Friday night dinner
  • Photographic Awards presentation
  • BNC General Excellence presentation
  • BNC Awards of Excellence presentation
  • Fire Prevention Week Awards (sponsors the Office of the Fire Commissioner)
 

Downloadable PDF files  

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Print-friendly Member REGISTRATION FORM

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM 

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STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2  
10:00 am  

Registration Desk Opens – Tsuut’ina Foyer    

10:30 am   
 

Annual General Meeting – Eagle Robe Room    

Noon  

Lunch followed by Bear Pit Session, sponsored by FortisAlberta – Tsuut’ina Ballroom

2:00 pm  

Annual General Meeting reconvenes – Eagle Robe Room    

6:00 pm     

Cash bar reception – Tsuut’ina Foyer    

6:30 pm
 

Better Newspapers Competition awards banquet  – Tsuut’ina Ballroom.

AWNA Photographic Awards,   BNC General Excellence Awards,   BNC Awards of Excellence

Fire Prevention Week awards, sponsored by the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Saturday, June 3
7:30 – 8:30 am
 

Continental Breakfast .   

   

Presentations by AWNA sponsors, TransCanada and RPAP  

 
 

Sessions Start at 8:30

Track 1  - Editorial

Track 2 - Management/Sales
Track 3 -  Production/Sales/Open
A1 - JOE BANKS
Documents Round Up
 
A2 - RANDY SHOULTS
Prospecting that pays
A3 - KEVIN SLIMP
How to get people to pick up your newspaper
10 – 10:15 p.m. Coffee Break in the Foyer
B1 - JOE BANKS
Leveraging Facebook and Company 
B2 - RANDY SHOULTS
Persuasive communications that lead to YES
B3 - KEVIN SLIMP
What's Going On:  A look at what is happening at newspapers today
Noon  Lunch sponsored by the Alberta Energy Regulator Board, with a presentation by the AER
C1 - JOE BANKS 
Beyond the Inverted Pyramid
C2 - RANDY SHOULTS
Addressing objection is 
as easy as 1-2-3
C3 - KEVIN SLIMP
What I've learned from the Top Ad Reps in the business
3 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break in the Foyer
D1 - JOE BANKS
Commentary for the local newspaper
D2 - RANDY SHOULTS
Creative campaigns that SELL
D3 - KEVIN SLIMP
Making your pics pop off the page
Sessions End at 4:30

 
 

6:30 pm  

President’s reception, cash bar – Tsuut’ina Foyer    

10:30 am     

President’s dinner – Tsuut’ina Ballroom

followed by:    Installation of Officers and Directors

                        George Meyer Leadership award

                        Silver Quill awards

                        Winner of cash raffle draw announced

                        Publisher’s draw sponsored by AWNA - $1000

                        Draw – free registration for two to attend AWNA’s 2018 convention