Monday, April 10

8:00 AM  -  6:30 PM Attendee Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Digital Opportunities Workshop
11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Keynote Luncheon with Margaret Sullivan
1:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Exhibit Floor Open
1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Dessert Reception
1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Theater Session: A Conversation with Jim Brady
2:10 PM  -  3:15 PM Breakout Session I: Small but Mighty: Community Newspapers Doing Things Right
2:10 PM  -  3:15 PM Breakout Session II: The Philadelphia Story: A Laboratory for the Future of News
3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Breakout Session II: Financial Analysis and Benchmarking
3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Theater Session: Technology Trends to Watch
5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Welcome Reception
5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Digital Media Contest Awards Presentation 2017
5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Guided Exhibit Hall Tours
6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Casino Night
12:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Exhibit Floor Open

Tuesday, April 11

7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Attendee Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Speed Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM An Introduction to the Shark Tank
8:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Dive Into The Shark Tank
9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Breakout Session I: Leveraging the Legacy
9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Breakout Session II: News on the Go: Developments in Mobile
10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Circulation Session: AAM Brandview: How Can It Work For You?
10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Breakout Session I: Keeping End-of-Life Equipment Going
10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Breakout Session II: Creating Vertical Products
11:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Circulation Session: Best Ideas in 50 Minutes for Growing Revenue and Acquiring/Retaining Customers
11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Theater Session: Preparing Your Newspaper to Outsource or Expand Printing Production
11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM Breakout Session I: Digital Printing for Newspapers: Toner to Inkjet and Beyond
11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM Breakout Session II: In Search of New Revenue Streams
11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM Lunch & Learn: Newspapers: A Former Insider's View From the Outside
12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Guided Exhibit Hall Tours
12:30 PM  -  1:20 PM Theater Session: Big Audio Dynamite: The Rise (or Return) of Podcasting
1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Great Lakes/Mid-States Session: Print Update from a Newspaper’s Perspective
1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Breakout Session I: Right-Sizing
1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Breakout Session II: New Models for News
1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Breakout Session III: New Circulation Department I: Audience Development and Metrics
1:45 PM  -  2:15 PM Theater Session: Cyber Attacks on Small Business
2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Great Lakes/Mid-States Roundtable: Pre-Press, Press and Post-Press Discussions
2:40 PM  -  3:30 PM Breakout Session I: Recruiting for a Changing Industry
2:40 PM  -  3:30 PM Breakout Session II: Bringing News and Information to Life: Best Practices in Video
2:40 PM  -  3:30 PM Breakout Session III: New Circulation Department II: Email Newsletters and Marketing
2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Theater Session: The Power of Practice & Preparedness
3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Newsprint Suppliers' Reception on Exhibit Floor
3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Breakout Session I: Innovation at The Washington Post
3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM Theater Session: Shark Tank Presentations
5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Digital Happy Hour
5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Print Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 12

7:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Attendee Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exhibit Floor Open
8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM Breakout Session I: More Than Making It Look Good: User Experience and Design
8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM Breakout Session II: Health and Safety Update
9:40 AM  -  10:30 AM Breakout Session I: Commercial Printing at Traditional Newspaper Operations
9:40 AM  -  10:30 AM Breakout Session II: Product and Project Management: Bringing Order to Chaos
10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Breakout Session I: Ethics and Media Law in the Digital Age
10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Breakout Session II: Delivering on Data
11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Farewell Break