Convention: Registration, hotel room reservations, schedule all the information on

These two links at will give you all the information about our 150th Anniversary Convention, January 24-25 at the Marriott East in Louisville as well as “Still, We Speak,” a look back at the first 150 years of KPA, written by Past President John Nelson.

Most everything you need to know about KPA’s 150th Anniversary Convention is available for you right now at

There you can register for the convention, as many people as you need; reserve your sleeping rooms directly with the Marriott East in Louisville; and read through the convention schedule itself.

At the top you’ll find the Winter Convention 2019 information and while you’re on the site, click on the “Still, We Speak” link and order your copy(ies) of John Nelson’s look back at the first 150 years of this organization.

Did you know KPA is the nation’s 10th oldest state press association? Wisconsin is the oldest.

West Virginia Press is also celebrating its 150 Anniversary in 2019.

The convention schedule has been slightly tweaked from what you might have seen earlier. So make sure to click on that link for the program schedule.

The Changing of the Guard, as 2018 President Peter Baniak hands of the gavel to 2019 KPA President Jay Nolan, will take place Thursday night during the Anniversary Gala. We originally had that on the convention first draft for Friday’s lunch but we’ve moved it to Thursday night during the 150th Gala.

And there’s a better explanation of Dr. Melony Shemberger’s session Friday afternoon on “Google Trends.”


“Most everything?” What isn’t there and what we are working on are the contest results. Yes the judging is finished but now it’s the process of getting the notifications ready. So you won’t have them before Christmas but figure sometime next week.

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