Call for Convention 2003 Speakers

East meets West: Connecting Canadians Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast

Opportunities and Challenges for the Community Press

Have a story to tell? A case study? Do you have helpful information for your colleagues? Opinions to share?

If so, the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) and the British Columbia & Yukon Community Newspapers Association (BCYCNA) would like to hear from you.

We have these opportunities for you to take the spotlight as a speaker or panelist at this national conference to be held in Vancouver, May 28 ÔÇô 31, 2003:

    ┬╗ daily plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers on issues involving the community newspapers industry on a national or international level ÔǪ to provoke thought and stimulate discussion.

    ┬╗ CEO Forums featuring panel discussions with industry leaders exploring topics such as strategic and competitive issues; views of operations today and visions for tomorrow; globalization; media convergence, etc.

    ┬╗ concurrent Professional Development Sessions that offer practical information and useful tools for:

      ┬╗ editorial staff;
      ┬╗ sales staff;
      ┬╗ photographic staff;
      ┬╗ and production staff

WhatÔÇÖs in it for you?

Take this opportunity to participate as a speaker at the Joint CCNA/BCYCNA Conference for an enhanced reputation within the industry, new contacts and business relationships, a larger profile for your organization  and simply to be a part of this national event!

Act now!

Email us the following information for consideration as a speaker or panelist:

    ┬╗ a written description of your presentation (in 100 words or so)
    the rationale as to your presentations relevance to conference delegates  and what delegates will learn

    ┬╗ the kind of session (as listed above) you are wishing to participate in

    ┬╗ plus a brief biography of yourself ÔǪ including previous presentation experience.

On the other hand, if you know of a good speaker or someone who would like to be on our conference programme, let us know!

The deadline for all submissions is November 1, 2002. Email to:

Dorothy E. Rouatt
Convention Coordinator, CCNA
Phone: (416) 482-1090 (Ext. 28) or 1-877-305-2262

Click on the “East meets West in 2003” graphic on CCNA’s web site to learn more about being a speaker.