2014 FPA/FSNE Annual Convention



The Biltmore

Miami ~ Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Reservations
The hotel reservation deadline has now passed. Please call 877-576-0793 (use group name FPA/FSNE Convention Meeting and reference code 4037) as rooms may still be available.

Registration

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Golf
Join your FPA and FSNE friends at a scramble on Saturday, July 12, at the famed Biltmore Hotel golf course! $100/individual or $375/group of 4. Find Out More

Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Criteria for participation

Agenda
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Thursday, July 10
                                                                                                         
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration desk open
Alhambra
9:00 – 11:30 am FPA/FPS board meeting

Prado

9:00 – 11:30 am FSNE board meetingAnastasia
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Exhibit hall open
Alhambra
Noon Conference begins 
Noon – 2:00 pm FSNE Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Alberto Ibarguen, President & CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Granada
2:00 – 2:30 pm Dessert with ExhibitorsAlhambra
2:30 – 3:15 pm Combined opening session: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Criteria for participation
Moderator: Terry Spencer, Florida News Editor, The Associated Press
Panelists: Brendan Farrington, Tallahassee Correspondent, The Associated Press; Rosemary Goudreau, Editorial Page Editor, Sun-Sentinel and Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Page Editor, The Miami Herald
Granada
3:15 – 4:15 pm Business Track: Publisher Peer Group Sessions
Moderators: David Dunn-Rankin, President, Sun Coast Media Group; Jim Gouvellis, Publisher, Lake Wales News; Melanie Mathewson, VP & CSO, Intersect Media Solutions; Gerry Mulligan, Publisher, Citrus County Chronicle
Granada
3:15 – 4:15 pm News Track: Digital Story Telling
News organizations of all sizes are finding innovative ways to engage digital audiences. This session explores video/integration strategies.
Moderator: Bill Church, Executive Editor, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Panelists: David Plazas, Senior Editor of Digital Engagement, The News-Press Media Group; Jim Ross, Managing Editor, Ocala Star Banner; Bill Duryea, Enterprise Editor, Tampa Bay Times       
Prado
4:15 – 5:15 pm Business Track: New Ideas for Growing Your Business
Local retailers share successes in utilitizing unique client solutions with the Miami Herald Media Company
Panelists: Judy Zeder, EWM Realty; Sabring Bueno, TK's at the Villa Mayfair; Jay Fraiolo, Media Counselors; and Alex Villoch, Miami Herald Media Company
Granada
4:15 – 5:15 pm News Track: Extending your Reach
Partnerships and grants
Moderator: Mindy Marques, Executive Editor, The Miami Herald
Panelists: Chris Martin, President and VP for External Relations, Poynter Foundation; Neil Brown, Editor and Vice President, Tampa Bay Times; Michael Manness, VP/Journalism and Media Innovation, Knight Foundation   
Prado
6:00 – 7:15 pm Reception / Hall of Fame Presentation / Friend of NIE / Silent auction endsAlhambra
7:30 until Dine Around – dinner on your own at the Fontana at the Biltmore or at Versailles Cuban Restaurant (sign up at registration desk)
 
Friday, July 11                                                                                              
7:30 am - Noon
Registration open
Lobby
7:30 – 8:45 am Continental breakfast with exhibitors
Alhambra
8:00 – 8:45 am FSNE general meetingPrado
8:00 - 8:45 am
Florida Press Foundation board of trustees
Isabella
9:00 – 9:45 am Combined session: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum (continued)
Criteria for participation
Moderator: Terry Spencer, Florida News Editor, The Associated Press
Panelists: Brendan Farrington, Tallahassee Correspondent, The Associated Press; Rosemary Goudreau, Editorial Page Editor, Sun-Sentinel and Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Page Editor, The Miami Herald
Granada
9:45 – 11:00 am News track: Florida 2020
A conversation about covering the changing demographics of the state & the inherent tension caused by this kind of shift.
Moderator: Kenny Irby, Senior Faculty, Director of Community Relations & Diversity, The Poynter Institute
Panelists: Jay Ducassi, Metro Editor, The Miami Herald; Brian Fuhrer, SVP, Prduct Leadership, Nielsen; Gregory Lee, Executive Sports Editor, Sun Sentinel; and Liz Roldan, News Director, WFOR-TV.

Prado
9:45 – 10:15 am Business track: The Idea Bar
How the Palm Beach Post is taking their digital initiative to the next level
Amy Royster, Director Client Solutions/Ideabar, The Palm Beach Post
Granada
10:15 - 11:00 am
Business track: Digital Agencies, The Sequel
Best practices at Florida's newspapers leading digital change.
Red Barrett, Digital Advertising Director, Sun-Sentinel; Brian Wallace, Digital Sales Manager, FLORIDA TODAY
Granada
11:00 – Noon News track: Building an Investigative Culture
A panel of top editors share how they have built or maintained investigative heft in their newsrooms.
Moderator:    Manny Garcia, Editor, Naples Daily News
Panelists: Lenore Devore, Executive Editor, The Lakeland Ledger; Chris Davis, Deputy Managing Editor, Tampa Bay Times; and Howard Saltz, Executive Editor, Sun Sentinel
Prado
11:00 – Noon Business track: Event Management
How newspapers are using events to drive revenue, increase community engagement and build circulation
Panelists: Carlos Curbelo, Director of Client Development, Daily Business Review; John D'Orlando, VP/Advertising Director, Orlando Sentinel Media Group; Bob Geiger, Director ofAdvertising, The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Granada
Noon – 2:00 pm FPA Better Weekly Awards presentation luncheon
Passing of the gavel & FPA general meeting
Keynote speaker: David Dunn-Rankin
Alhambra
2:00 – 3:30 pm Bonus session: Best practices from three great Florida community newspapers
Kat Hughes, Executive Editor, The Observer Group; Ron Dupont, Editor, Venice Gondolier Sun; and Sandi Kemp, Publisher, Navarre Press.
Prado

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 (All day) to Friday, July 11, 2014 (All day)

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