The convention will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with “A Day on the Hill” including meetings scheduled between TPA members and legislators throughout the day. There will be a Concurrent TPA Board of Directors and Business session over lunch at the DoubleTree Nashville Downtown Hotel. The annual convention opening reception, to which all convention attendees and state legislators are invited, will be held at 5:30 p.m. that evening at a venue near the Capitol. Dinner will be on one’s own.
Thursday, Feb. 22, kicks off with a TPA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting. Educational sessions will follow. College students in journalism programs will be invited to attend the convention and their registration will be covered by a grant from the TPA Foundation. Thursday includes a luncheon followed by additional sessions.
Sessions include Open Government, Giving Your Newsroom a Digital Boost, Revenue Ideas for Publishers, Tennessee leaders Lt. Governor Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton, Attorney General Skrmetti and more.
The convention will also have opportunities for industry vendors to participate with an exhibit booth.
The convention hotel is the DoubleTree Nashville Downtown Hotel, located at 315 Fourth Avenue North. The convention rate is $259 plus tax and parking per night. Contact Robyn Gentile, TPA member services manager, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.