2022 Convention Agenda


North Carolina Press Association

149th Annual Convention 

August 24 - 26, 2022 


Hilton Raleigh North Hills

3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Wednesday August 24 

1:00 NCPA/S Board of Directors meeting 

6:00 NCPA/S Board of Directors reception and dinner 

Thursday August 25 

11 - 12:30 am Legislative Updates- moderated by Bill Moss, NCPA Vice President and Legislative Chair;  Corey Friedman, incoming NCPA legislative Chair; John Bussian, NCPA Legislative Counsel and Lexi Arthur, NCPA Deputy Lobbyist

Legislative speakers TBA. 

12:30 NCPA Membership Lunch 

12:45 Community Forum delivered by Tom Silvestri, The Relevance Project

1:30 Vendor Break - visit with industry vendors

2:00 Educational sessions

  1. Latest in open meetings, access and transparency from cases around the state. NCPA Hotline highlights. Led by Amanda Martin, Beth Soja and Mike Tadych of SMVT
  2. Best Advertising Revenue session.  Roundtable led by NCPA members including: Keven Zepezauer, Restoration NewsMedia; Michael VanGorder, LOCALiQ; Christina Ruotolo, APG Media, Greenville; John McClure, Goldsboro News Argus;  Carol Magnani, The State Port Pilot; Greg Boothroyd, Smoky Mountain News.

  Bring your best ideas to share, take home prizes and new revenue ideas. 

3:30  NCPA Membership meeting / elections / state of the association  - led by Sandra Hurley, NCPA President

4:00  Breakouts for Associated Dailies and Association of Communities Newspapers 

5:00  NCPA Awards reception (Hosted bar with entertainment) 

7:00  NCPA Awards banquet  - Editorial and Advertising awards 

Friday August 26  

10:00 NC Press Foundation Board of Directors meeting