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2017 Annual Conference



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Tentative Schedule of Events

Thurs, March 16      
1:00 p.m. Committee Meetings    
4:00 p.m. Board Meeting    
6:00 p.m. Dinner    
Fri, March 17      
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens    
8:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting with Plated Breakfast    
9:30 a.m.  Secrets to Getting Great Photo Reproduction on Pages: Editing & Color Correcting in All Versions of Photo Shop Kevin Slimp Graphics
  Open Discussion: What’s Happening With Your Publication
  Publisher / Management
11:00 a.m.  Break    
11:15 a.m. Learning to Use Camera Raw to Work on Your Photos Kevin Slimp Graphics
  The Importance of Completing Your Audit Tim Bingaman Publisher / Management
12:00 p.m. Lunch    
1:00 p.m. Adobe Bridge: It’s a Lot More Than You Think and Will Speed up Your Workflow Kevin Slimp Graphics
  Bundling Your Print and Online Products Round Table   Publisher / Management
2:00 p.m. InDesign Tips for the Ad, Page and Publication Designer Kevin Slimp Graphics
2:45 p.m.  Health Insurance Round Table   Publisher / Management
3:50 p.m.  Break    
4:15 p.m.  An Overview of Adobe InCopy and How You Can Use It to Create a Workflow Kevin Slimp Graphics
6:00 Networking Mixer with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres    
7:00  Special Speaker – General Grant    
Sat, March 18      
8:00 a.m.  Registration Opens | Continental Breakfast    
9:00 a.m.  Media Buyers Panel    
10:15 a.m.  What’s Shaking up the Newspaper Business These Days & Why You Need to Know About It Kevin Slimp Publisher / Management
  TLI Training J.W. Owens Sales
  The Importance of Completing the Internet Section of Your Audit Tim Bingaman Digital Track
11:00 a.m.  Break    
11:15 a.m.  Sales Staff Compensation Round Table & Kevin Slimp One-on-One Begins   Publishers/ Management
  TLI Training J.W. Owens Sales
  Enhancing Your Print Product with Digital/Social Media Marketing Margaret Ehle Digital Track
12:00 p.m. Lunch | Ad Awards Presentation | Installation of Officers    
1:30 p.m. Facebook Advertising with MACnet Alyse Mitten / Margaret Ehle Publishers/ Management
  TLI Training J.W. Owens Sales
  The Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Print, Digital and Social Media Emily Billig Digital Track
2:15 p.m. 3 Minute Idea Exchange    

Meet the Speakers

071810webkevinslimp_t300Kevin Slimp, Kevin Slimp Consulting
Kevin Slimp has been busy since he last visited our group. He continues to speak and write about the future of print and online journalism. He’s been invited to speak at the biggest conferences in the world this year on the future of our industry and continues to challenge those who try to convince the public that print is dead.

As director of the world-renowned University of Tennessee Institute of Newspaper Technology, he stays on top of the latest trends and still finds time to train newspaper professionals in the latest technology and software.

One thing that sets Kevin apart of other industry “experts.” He has nothing to sell and is not on the payroll of a software or technology company. When Kevin speaks, you know he is speaking from the heart, with no ulterior motive.

j-w-close-upJ.W. Owens, Advertising Evangelist
JW Owens has been an owner, manager and leader in the Free Paper Industry for more than 36  years. Working and running/overseeing 10 companies (the smallest with 25 employees and the largest 250 employees, and 2 printing plants) and doing all of the training. His experience in managing several different free papers (Direct Mail, Home Carrier, Paid/FREE and Niche) in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia provides him with a unique foundation for training free papers and newspaper professionals.

JW also does consulting for several companies in the Southeast Region which organize, motivate and lead sales teams in a wide range of sectors.

“Understanding, this is an investment in the Company’s Future.” Operate incentive schemes that motivate members of their team to reach or exceed sales targets.

JW has also specialized in Digital, Mobile, Web, Social Media; helping many businesses to go to the next level.

billig_emilyEmily Billig, Ober | Kaler Attorneys At Law
Emily Rohm Billig is an associate in Ober | Kaler’s Intellectual Property Group.

Emily also represents small to mid-sized businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals in a wide range of other intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and licensing. She takes a comprehensive approach to helping clients obtain the strongest and best protection for the intellectual property, and works closely with Ober | Kaler’s Business Group to effectively manage and protect clients’ intellectual property during startup, reorganization and sale of a business.

Emily’s practice also includes patent and trademark litigation in federal court. Most recently, she helped negotiate a favorable settlement of a national client in a trademark litigation matter involving claims under the Lanham Act the Anitcybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and state unfair competition laws.

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