March 31st & April 1st

Albany Hilton

Staying agile to stay ahead.

Critical areas of focus for newspapers this year are developing connections, establishing relationships, and driving engagement, and retention.    Leaders working to navigate hybrid teams, hire and retain workers in a challenging job market, develop strong corporate cultures, and establish solid internal strategies to drive innovation, need to foster strong, engaging relationships with employees, readers, and advertisers.

NYPA’s spring conference and trade show provides a great forum for frontline newspaper leaders to share ideas and innovative solutions, to recognize needs, opportunities, and new possibilities.  It provides a chance to be inspired by peers who think differently, to share successes, and to be exposed to exciting new perspectives.  Staying agile and staying ahead requires new thinking.  Join your colleagues in Albany March 31st and April 1st for NYPA’s always inspiring spring conference and trade show.  It’s your chance to reconnect, revitalize, and recharge.  Register today!

Friday night gala at Franklin Plaza

So, who’s speaking?

Julian Placino is kicking off our conference. A must see!

Jacqui Banaszynski – Beat development and Maintenance, Fast and Effective story structures

Jean Hodges – Elevate Your Journalism by Collaborating and From Once Upon a time to the end

Tyson Bird – SEO and Short-Form Video

Terry Williams – Best Practices in Audience & Revenue Development

Jack Marshall – Newsroom Management and Productivity

William Lewis  – Creative Storytelling to Reach Younger Audience

David Cohn – Texting with the Audience for Engagement and Revenue

Tom Hallman – Storytelling & Why it Matters

Martha Ortiz – Focusing – Discerning Trivial from Vital

Adriana Lacy – Social Media Audience Engagement Strategies

Esther Kezia Thorpe – What Resources do you Need to Start a Podcast

Matt Lindsay – Digital/print  Subscriptions

Kelly Wirges – Developing a Proactive CX Strategy to Increase Retention and Maximizing Results & ROI

Diane Ciotta – Overcoming Objections, Been There Sold That and Initiating New Business

Joe Mathes – How I built a $1MM a year digital advertising business without sacrificing print

Mike Schuh – Greatest Video Hits and Storytelling Secrets

John Smock – Gifs and Animation and Tik Tok

Editors’ roundtable

Publishers’ roundtable

Plus Kevin Slimp, Rob Curley, Joe Mahoney, Charity Huff, Steve Gall, Al Getler and more!

Don’t miss this incredible lineup!


$299 for up to 4 attendees

$69 each additional attendee

$25 Friday & Saturday Breakfast

$28 Lunch

$80 Friday night dinner

$60 Saturday night dinner

Albany Hilton

Hotel: $159 per night

Reservation cut-off date is  March 9, 2023

Better Newspaper Contest Awards

Awards will be given out during Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner.