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2019 Joint Annual Meeting
JW Marriott
Chicago, IL
Conference Sponsors
  • AMG │ Parade

    Offering newspaper-distributed magazines for your community.
  • Modulist

    A simple, cost-saving, and trustworthy solution for newspapers to help individuals and businesses tell their stories, how they want them told.
  • TownNews

    Our integrated digital publishing solutions power some of the most distinguished newsrooms in the industry. Contact us to learn how we can help you thrive!
Monday Lunch
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    We provide strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. Let us serve your changing business and legal needs.
  • Editor & Publisher

    E&P covers all aspects of the newspaper industry!
  • Southern Lithoplate

    Let us show you how we can help your newspaper sell more color ... with better quality, less waste and more profit.

What you need to know about Chicago this weekend!

This is the first meeting of the new association formed by the merger of the Inland Press Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – and we think you will be impressed by the result.

Here's everything you need to know to plan your trip!

You need to be in Chicago, Oct. 6-8
for this historic meeting!

We've packed a lot into three days: A celebration of the merger of SNPA and Inland Press Association and a jam-packed program filled with compelling topics you asked for.

Newspaper management, retaining public notice revenue, marketing, advertising sales, newsroom strategies, digital, social media, circulation and audience development topics are all on the agenda for the Annual Meeting of SNPA and Inland Press Association, Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

And, we have special newspaper team discounts to enable publishers to bring their department heads with them to ensure that none of the breakout sessions have to be missed!  First-time attendee rates also are available to newspaper executives.

Be here when the name of the new association is announced and take part in the celebration of the merger, which was requested by a nearly unanimous number of SNPA and Inland members.

The deadline for hotel reservations in our room block at the J.W. Marriott is Sept. 16.  Reserve your room right away before space sells out.

Conference topics include:

Download the complete program – including speakers, times, sponsors and more
Conference Sponsors
  • Brainworks

    With over 30 years of software development experience, Brainworks Software offers media companies a fully integrated Advertising, CRM, Ad Workflow Management and Circulation software system.
  • Creative Circle Media Solutions

    We've helped hundreds of newspapers thrive – in print and online – with more dynamic web sites, print redesigns, a modern print production solution, energizing training and strategic consulting.
  • Interlink

    Learn why more than 1,800 publications use Interlink to save postage and improve delivery, at
  • Exxhibitor is an site that partners with newspaper publishers with a no-cost solution to digitize and monetize their historical archives.
  • Exhibitor

    Newzware Business System Software – the best performance value in the newspaper industry!
  • NTVB Media

    NTVB Media is the leading publisher of TV entertainment and listings magazines, serving over 20 million readers daily.
  • Our Hometown, Inc.

    We have proudly served the newspaper industry for over 20 years, providing complete and hassle-free digital publishing solutions for news media outlets.
  • Adpay

    Make self-serve easy. Streamline workflow and generate increased revenues with FREE Memoriams obituary order entry and Adpay’s responsive design Marketplace solutions.
Monday Sessions
  • Grimes, McGovern & Associates

    We are one of the nation’s preeminent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms for the media, events and information services industries.
Tote Bags
  • Tecnavia

    Tecnavia is a 360° service provider offering web metering, native news apps, website design and hosting, and our well-known digital replica.
  • BlueVenn

    Do you struggle to make sense of all your customer data and optimize the potential value of your sub-scription database? BlueVenn can help!
Hotel Keycards
  • Way, Ray, Shelton & Co., PC

    Way, Ray, Shelton and Co., PC, a full-service accounting firm, has been providing accounting expertise to the media industry for more than 30 years.
Marketing & Communications
  • Lineup Systems

    Our first-of-its-kind media sales solution, Adpoint, is helping media companies increase revenue, improve productivity and reduce costs.
Welcome Reception Sponsors
  • OwnLocal

    Our cutting-edge technology and expertise equips publishers with the tools and strategy necessary to capture, retain and grow advertisers in print and online.
Platinum Level
  • Second Street

    The leading provider of private-label online promotions platforms. We can help you generate digital revenue and drive measurable results for your advertisers.
Gold Level
  • Mather Economics

    We are a global consulting firm that applies a combination of proprietary analytical tools and hands-on expertise to help you better understand customers.
Gold Level
  • Southern Lithoplate

    Let us show you how we can help your newspaper sell more color ... with better quality, less waste and more profit.
Silver Level
  • Cribb, Greene & Cope

    Specializes in the sale of daily newspapers, large weeklies & weekly groups. Clients are often family-owned companies.
Bronze Level
  • Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April

    Assists companies in the sale and acquisition of daily newspapers and weekly groups, and in appraising newspapers for a variety of purposes.
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Reserve a hotel room

The SNPA-Inland Joint Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Chicago, Oct. 6-8, 2019. Full details are available here about hotel accommodations.