2018 NMPA 110th Annual Convention Agenda

Friday Oct. 26

9 a.m.: NMPA Board of Directors meeting


Afternoon sessions

1 – 1:45 p.m. Issues Forum

2018 Strengthening Higher Education and Workforce in New Mexico

New Mexico First


1 – 1:45 p.m. Issues Forum

Understanding the Utility and Energy Industry



1:50 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Issues Forum

New Mexico First presents:

Sustainable Journalism Project

Presentation and Panel Discussion


5 p.m. Social Event

Wine & Salsa Tasting

Swapping Stories with Hall of Famers


Saturday, Oct. 27


9 – 9:45 a.m. General Membership Meeting


10 to 11 a.m. NMPA Board of Directors meeting


10 to 11:30 a.m.

Open Government Panel: Updates on transparency issues from around the state.

Panel: New Mexico Foundation for Open Government


11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Networking with Vendors


12 - 1:30 p.m. The NTVB Media Hall of Fame Luncheon

(includes a 10 minute presentation by NTVB)

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press

Hall of Fame induction


Afternoon sessions

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Flash Sessions


3:05 – 3:50 p.m.

Local Campaigns in a Digital Age

Chris Wood and Yvonne Pequera

3:05 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Virtual Reality Reporting

Henry Lopez, Santa Fe New Mexican


3:55 – 4:40 p.m.

The Nuts and Bolts of Digital advertising

John Montgomery, TownNews

3:55 – 4:40 p.m.

Building Your Individual Brand

Bob Moore, El Paso Times


5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Networking with Vendors

Evening events

6 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. NMPA annual awards banquet

8:30 p.m. After Party including the Lip Sync Contest


Flash Sessions – 90 minutes, four sessions in time slot


How to Turn No into Yes

Using Tech to Increase Engagement and Subscriptions

Best Niche Idea Exchange 2018

Cold Calling Techniques


Ethical Decision Making on Deadline

Interviewing Skills

Improve Your Note Taking



Desk Yoga

Using Social Media to Track Down Leads

Picking up on Non-Verbal Clues