Friday, May 11, at the Super Conference

The Canadian Community Newspapers Association’s 88th national conventionÔÇöthe 2007 Super ConferenceÔÇöheld in beautiful downtown Winnipeg, begins on Wednesday, May 9, and concludes on Friday, May 11. This final day of the conference is filled with professional development sessions and social events you wonÔÇÖt want to miss.

It culminates in the much-anticipated Better Newspapers Competition (BNC) Awards Banquet. Winners of the nation-wide competition will be presented with plaques and trophies in recognition of excellence in their fields. To make it easier for delegates to tailor their conference experience, the CCNA is happy to offer a Day Pass for May 11. The pass gives the recipient full access to the day’s sessions and networking opportunities, including the exhibit area, and CCNA Presidents luncheon. 

In the morning, speakers Juan Antonio Giner, INNOVATION International Media Consulting Group, and Andr├® Provencher, Gesca Ltd., will explore the trend towards free and compact newspapers, which is not only a European phenomenon, but has also emerged in North America. They will be followed by Leon Levitt, vice-president of digital media for Cox Newspapers, and Kerry Munro, managing director, Yahoo! Canada. In their session, Levitt and Munro will address partnerships such as the one Yahoo! and several large U.S. newspaper companies have created, which are widely hailed as win-win for both organizations.

In the afternoon, Robb Montgomery, Visual Editor’s founder and CEO, shares how editors can equip their reporters and photo staff with the necessary equipment for both video and still images at a reasonable cost. Come catch a glimpse of a reporter’s future toolkit. Also, meet Amanda Stephenson and Rick Collins, the two journalists who received the 2006 Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Award for excellence in writing about international cooperation, given by CIDA’s Journalism and Development Initiative, and hear about their visit to CIDA-supported projects in Mozambique, Africa.

Friday, May 11, is the last chance for delegates to explore the exhibitor area where they can meet new suppliers and speak face-to-face with some of their current trade partners. It is also the day of the CCNA Presidents Luncheon where association leaders from the past and present are recognized and the new board of directors is introduced.

For further information, and to download the full program and registration form, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Alisa Singh by email at or by phone at (877) 305-2262 x30.