"Growing Together and Cultivating the Future" 2022 convention theme
"Growing Together and Cultivating the Future" is this year's North Dakota Newspaper Association convention theme, with sessions and speakers geared toward looking ahead to meet industry changes, and partnering with new journalists eager to join our ranks.
The 136th Annual NDNA Convention will be held from May 5-7, 2022, at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. Whether it's your first time joining in for the annual gathering or you've made it a tradition year after year, sessions and speakers will have ideas and insight for you to take home to your newspaper.
During a high stakes midterm election year, the convention will feature a debate, an opportunity for attendees to get to know state and federal candidates, ask questions, and learn more about their visions for the future of North Dakota and the U.S.
North Dakota journalism professors/instructors and their students will also lead a panel during the convention focused on how NDNA newspapers can connect with students interested in journalism. Many of the state's universities require internships as a graduation requirement, and the session will be an opportunity to brainstorm about how to spark more interest in newspaper careers.
Sessions on sports reporting and photography, editorial writing, succession planning, and building circulation will also be offered, and of course, NDNA Legal Counsel Jack McDonald will lead his annual "All Things Legal" update. It will also be the first time in several years when awards will be offered in-person to showcase the best of the best in North Dakota newspapers.
"'Growing Together and Cultivating the Future' is a great theme for this year, with sessions geared toward looking ahead and nurturing a promising tomorrow for our industry," NDNA President Amy Dalrymple said. "This year's convention will be an opportunity for us to come together with our best ideas and walk away armed with plenty of strategies to invigorate our newspapers."
Registration will be open in early March, so be sure to visit ndna.com/convention/ to sign up.