Program

The 2016 INA Convention & Trade Show will be Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 3-5 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines.

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View the complete schedule of events below.

Wednesday, February 1

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Legislative reception
Share drinks and hors d'oeuvres with legislators from your districts across Iowa

Thursday, February 2

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Student speed networking lunch
Professional discussion and lunch—What are new hires looking for?
Offsite location: Hall of Pride
Shuttle provided. Pre-registration requested.

1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. 
Networking Break

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1:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

A National Perspective: How Is The Industry Doing And Where Is It Going?
David Chavern, News Media Alliance

Keeping The Brightest And The Best
Mike Wagner, White Rabbit

Social Media Storytelling Tools And Strategies 
Iowa College Media Association
Panel Discussion

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2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. 
Networking break

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3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

Advertiser Insights
Hear from advertisers on their perspective of what works, what doesn’t and industry insights.

3 Steps To Purpose Driven Innovation
Mike Wagner, White Rabbit

Young Professionals Panel
Iowa College Media Association
What I wish I would have known in college

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4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Networking Break

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Annual meeting; Publishers Idea Exchange

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: 

"From The Newsroom To The Magic Kingdom: Putting Multimedia Storytelling Skills To Work"
Iowa College Media Association
Victoria Lim, Disney

5:30 p.m -7:30 p.m.
Trade Show Reception

6 p.m -7:30 p.m. 
Awards Ceremony 
Iowa College Media Association

9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Presidential reception

Friday, February 3

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Trade Show Open;
free continental breakfast until 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
Kick-Off: “A Piece Of The Puzzle, Eight Traits Of A Quality Teammate"
Kevin Kush, Boys Town football coach

10:10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Refreshments in Trade Show

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10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Sailing The 7 C's Of Community Journalism
Tim Waltner, Freeman (South Dakota) Courier former publisher

Real World Sales Planning And Preparation
Mike Centorani, Sales Transformation Now!, Inc.

Power Of Process
Russell Viers, Adobe Certified Instructor

What's The Next 360? Anticipating The Next Big Digital Storytelling Tools
Kelli Brown, Des Moines Register

It's More Than Play-By-Play: Exploring Career Options In Sports Media 
Iowa College Media Association
Panel Discussion

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12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 
Past Presidents Awards Luncheon featuring 
Distinguished Service Awards
50-Year Club Awards 
Jay P. Wagner Prize for Young Journalists
Bill Monroe INA Innovation Award 
Keynote Presentation: "What's Making Iowa (Business) Great"
Scott Seipker, Iowa Nice Guy

1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. 
Refreshments in Trade Show

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1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. 
CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

Amplifying Your Editorial Voice
Tim Waltner, Freeman (South Dakota) Courier former publisher

The Sales Call Opening
Mike Centorani, Sales Transformation Now!, Inc.

Changes In Technology: Creative Cloud
Russell Viers, Adobe Certified Instructor

Telling Great Audio Stories Through Podcasting
Jason Noble, Des Moines Register & Katherine Perkins, Iowa Public Radio

Engaging Your Community: How Do Campus News Organizations Remain Relevant?
Iowa College Media Association
Student Panel

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2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 
Ice Cream Break in Trade Show

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3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 
CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

Suds & Sodas: Roundtables

Putting All Of The Steps Of The Sales Process Together
Mike Centorani, Sales Transformation Now!, Inc.

Working With Graphics: Illustrator
Russell Viers, Adobe Certified Instructor

Are You A Real News Organization? Defining The Role Of The Campus Press 
Iowa College Media Association
Andra Frantz, Buena Vista & Brian Steffen, Simpson

Student Roundtables 
Iowa College Media Association

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 
Awards Reception

6:00 p.m. 
Awards banquet featuring
Master Editor-Publisher Awards 
Heritage Club inductions 
Young Iowa Journalists Awards
INF Better Newspaper Contests winners and Newspaper of the Year

 

*Sessions designated for Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) are designed for students but all attendees are welcome to attend all sessions.