2017 NYPA Fall Conference

Buffalo, New York
Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 NYPA Fall Conference
Friday, September 15, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017

Westin Hotel & Resort
250 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, New York 14202
United States

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We know you don’t want to wish your summer away, but PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS for NYPA’s Fall Publishers’ and Editors Conference September 15th and 16th. We promise to deliver an amazing speaker lineup, a dazzling evening at the Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, plenty of valuable networking time, an inspiring keynote speaker, and NYPA’s Annual Meeting and election of officers.

Here are some of the highlights:

SPEAKERS: KEYNOTE: Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, former public editor for the New York Times, and before that, editor of the Buffalo News, her hometown paper.


Al Getler: Helping Newspapers Execute Successful Marketing Strategies for Social Media, Digital and Traditional Media

John Wihbey: Knowing the Numbers: Using and Interpreting Data, Statistics and Research in the Newsroom

Bill Church: The Future of Newsrooms: When Change is Not Enough

David Ho: News in Motion: Six Ways to be a Good Mobile Editor Mobile Isn’t the Future: It Is Now

Edward Rosenthal: Picture Problems: Protecting Your Company from Copyright Trolls

Peter Wagner: Building a Better Community Newspaper – How to Take the Lead and Prosper Saving Classifieds!!

Brad Thatcher: Changing the Local Media Narrative: Insights from a PR expert on how to reinvent and reposition your newspapers for your advertising community

Matt Sheehan: The Science of Storytelling: What science and research tell us about what resonates, what may not work as well as we expect, and how to design content to break through the clutter

Plus, a blockbuster session on financial reporting – benchmarks, KPIs, expense ratios and more.


FRIDAY: Cocktails and dinner at Buffalo’s famed Pierce Arrow Museum, which boasts an incredible collection of automobiles, bicycles, and memorabilia symbolizing a time of amazing growth, prosperity, innovation and ingenuity in Buffalo’s industrial history.

SATURDAY: A fabulous evening of wine, whisky, gourmet dining, ice wine and cigars at the Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery. We’ll enjoy a tasting of wine, whisky and grape based spirits and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner with winemaker’s pairings in the barrel cellar. We’ll end the evening toasting ice wine marshmallows over an open fire in the vineyard.

Contact Information

  • Rich Hotaling or Jill Van Dusen
    Phone: 518.464.6483
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