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NEXPO/SuperConference 2003
(Speakers confirmed as of June 4, 2003; additional speakers under consideration)

MONDAY, JUNE 16

8 a.m.            Innovation and Change
                    Keynote General Session
                    Welcome to the NEXPO/SuperConference-Classified Conference, and                     our kick-off vision of the future. Hear a quick recap on the new,                     combined event and what it offers to our joint audience. Then settle                     back as science historian James Burke unveils his predictions for an                     evolving media world. Burke’s unique insights into technology                     development have been featured around the globe by the BBC, PBS,                     The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel. Don’t miss his take                     on what’s ahead.
                    Speakers
                    James Burke, science historian and creator of TV series “The Day the                     Universe Changed” and “Connections.”
                    Nancy Stimac, The Hartford Courant
                    Mark Mikolajczyk, Gannett Co., McLean, Va.

9:45 a.m.        Gala Ribbon-Cutting

10 a.m.         NEXPO Show Floor Opens

Noon-1 p.m.   Idea-Sharing Luncheon
                   Press & Materials - Sponsored by MAN Roland Inc.
                   Feast on good advice about pressing issues—and perhaps the idea that                    justifies your entire trip! —along with a quick meal before you return to                    the show floor.
                   Moderator
                   Mark Kurtich, Los Angeles Times

1-5 p.m.         Taking Charge of Tomorrow
                   NAA Smaller-Market Newspaper Bonus Seminar
                   Some of the best minds in the industry share strategies for building
                   new business. Learn how to develop initiatives that will reach your                    marketing goals; package print and online products for profit; try new                    approaches that link production, distribution and marketing/sales                    platforms; and leverage some of the best advertising, promotion,                    circulation, marketing and editorial ideas created and implemented by                    smaller-market newspapers during the past year. At least one idea will                    pay your way to the day’s seminar!
                   Speakers
                   Mike Blinder, Blinder Multi-Media Sales, Tampa
                   Len Kubas, Kubas Newspaper Consultants, Toronto
                   S.W. “Sammy” Papert, Belden Associates, Dallas
                   Bob Scaife, Newspaper Association of America, Vienna, Va.
                   Serene Zlatin, Newspaper Association of America, Vienna, Va

3:30 p.m.       On-the-Floor Reception

5 p.m.            NEXPO Show Floor Closes

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

8:00 a.m.       Continental Breakfast
                   Pre-Publishing - Sponsored by BearingPoint

8:30-10 a.m.  SuperConference Sessions
                   Inserts: You Need A Fix
                   Packaging & Distribution
                   Advertisers rely on newspapers to get their preprints into the hands of                    their target consumers—but it’s tough to demonstrate that you’re                    giving them what they need. A key advertiser explains why the                    packaging department is critical to a retailer’s future. NAA describes                    what a new task force is learning about insert verification. Then, two                    newspaper executives present their papers’ strategies for success.
                   Moderator
                   Bob Kotwasinski, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix
                   Speakers
                   Jeff Beckley , The Dallas Morning News
                   Robert Eickhoff, The Orlando Sentinel
                   Jack Conaboy, The Cincinnati Enquirer
                   Terry Prill, Target Corp., Minneapolis

                   Managing Your (Content) Assets
                   Pre-Publishing
                   Archiving, front-end and advertising systems are merging into                    something new, different and essential to newspaper operations:                    content management systems. Automated systems can take content                    created for one medium, repurpose it for other media and then save it                    for easy access and reuse. Leading vendors explore what content                    management systems can do and why they are important. Newspapers                    on the bleeding edge explain their systems, how they use them and                    what new goals they can achieve.
                   Moderator
                   Peter Lundquist, Gannett Co., McLean, Va.

                   Speakers
                   Shaun Dail, Olive Software Inc., Denver
                   Marc Lavallee, Boston.com
                   John Reetz, Cox Communications Inc., Atlanta
                   Michael Schlein, New York Times Regional Newspaper Group

                   Turning Presses Into Profits
                   Press & Materials
                   Many dailies are starting or expanding commercial-printing operations.                    Commercial printing is a great way to improve the return on investment                    for new equipment—but only if the operation really generates a profit.                    How do you determine your true costs and figure out what to charge                    to produce a true profit? Professionals from newspapers with                    moneymaking commercial printing arms—or vice-versa—present all the                    options and answer questions on making commercial printing viable.
                   Moderator
                   Mike Ciarimbolli, The Tennessean, Nashville
                   Speakers
                   John Jenkins, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
                   Patti McAluney, The Post-Standard, Syracuse
                   Roger S. Silvey, Cox North Carolina Publications Inc., Greenville, NC
                   Vernon Wise, Butler (Pa.) Eagle

10 a.m.           NEXPO Show Floor Opens

10:30 a.m.-   SuperConference Sessions
- Noon

                   Hot, New Technology
                   Packaging & Distribution
                   As packaging-and-distribution operations demand more investment,                    suppliers develop new products to improve quality and productivity.                    Executives from four newspapers that are using innovative technology                    describe their logic of selection, installation experience, debugging and                    results. Take advantage of the opportunity to get your questions                    answered!
                   Moderator
                   Ray Maly, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
                   Speakers
                   Graham Annett, The Bakersfield Californian
                   Kevin Ashby, Bear River Publishing, Seattle
                   Darrell E. Pav, GMA, Bethlehem, Pa.

                   Hot, New Technology
                   Pre-Publishing
                   Four innovative companies present brand-new products designed to                    make pre-publishing operations more productive. We’ll let the audience                    decide which are most promising!
                   Speakers
                   Candee Bergsneider, Akron Beacon Journal
                   Sandy Bozek, Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino, Calif.
                   Michael Castelvecchi, Los Angeles Times

                   Roger Fidler, Kent (Ohio) State University
                   Artak Melkonian, Sysprise Technologies LLC
                   Jay Stevens, Avalon. Huntington Beach, Calif.

                   Money-Saving Secrets Lie in the Details
                   Press & Materials
                   Think your press operation is as efficient as it can be? A two-part                    presentation--based on applied research--may throw some surprises                    your way. First, a team from California Polytechnic State University                    reveals how implementing “Five S” principles in a pressroom can                    improve profitability, efficiency, service and safety. Then, a leading                    newspaper shows how partnering with a paper supplier produced                    programs that drastically reduced web breaks, increases runnability and                    saved thousands on newsprint. Get practical advice you can take home                    and use.
                   Speakers
                   Bob Caron, The New York Times Co., Edison, N.J.
                   Margie Enright, The New York Times Co., Edison, N.J.

                   Catherine Henry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis                    Obispo
                   Malcolm G. Keif, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
                   Kerry Ko, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Noon-1 p.m.   Idea-Sharing Luncheon
                   Packaging & Distribution—Sponsored by Dynaric Inc.-DYC Supply Co.
                   Chew over your packaging and distribution challenges and look out for                    serendipitous solutions while enjoying a quick lunch.
                   Moderator
                   Bob Kotwasinski, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix

1-5 p.m.         Attracting More Readers
                   NAA Readership Bonus Seminar
                   Hear all the latest information on readership research, strategies and                    results, tested by newspapers of all sizes. This session focuses on                    tactics for growing readership in the areas of content, promotion,                    service and branding. Learn what NAA’s Subscriber Loyalty Study                    revealed about removing obstacles to readership; find out from a panel                    of newspaper executives what their experiments generated; and                    explore initiatives that used online to drive print readership.
                   Moderator
                   Randy Bennett, NAA, Vienna, VA

                   Speakers
                   John Havines, Northwestern university, Evanston, Ill.
                   Stacy Lynch, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
                   John Murray, Newspaper Association of America, Vienna, Va.
                   Scott Morrissey, Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Ark
                   Bill Nangle, Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster
                   Dave Phillips, The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
                   Steven Weiss , The Sacramento Bee

                   Co-located event: American Press Institute Best Practices in Media                    Convergence Workshop

5 p.m.          NEXPO Show Floor Closes

5:30 p.m.      NEXPO Welcome Reception
                   Sponsored by Goss International Corp.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Co-located event: NAA-American Management Association Seminar:                    Meeting Deadlines in a Multiple-Project Environment

8:30-10 a.m.  SuperConference Sessions

                   Ready to Rumble: Collating, Inserting and Producing Completes
                   Packaging & Distribution
                   As preprint packages grow in size and weight, newspapers must                    produce them in multiple parts and combine the parts, either by                    inserting or collating. Learn the pros and cons of these approaches                    with reports from users. Joining the many pieces of the Sunday edition                    into one package for single-copy sales presents further challenges.                    While pre-stuffing page counts are climbing too high for existing                    machines to insert at required speeds, manual inserting is too slow to                    meet delivery deadlines. Hear what's happening with producing                    completes, and when it makes sense to split daily and Sunday                    operations into separate units, each using dedicated equipment.
                   Moderator
                   Ken Harding, Tribune Publishing Co., Chicago
                   Speakers
                   Tony W. Hunter, Chicago Tribune

                   Bob Kotwasinski, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix
                   Mark Kurtich, Los Angeles Times
                   Bill May, The Dallas Morning News

                   Plate Tectonics: Is It Time to Shift to CTP?
                   Pre-Publishing
                   Gain perspective with an in-depth overview of the computer-to-plate                    systems available. Hear reports by newspapers on the benefits and                    drawbacks of different technologies, and then join a moderated                    discussion of costs of ownership and other issues.
                   Moderator
                   Andrew Tribute, Attributes Associates
                   Speakers
                   James Foley, The Republican, Springfield, Mass

                   Kirk Martin, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss.
                   J. Austin Ryan, The Des Moines Register
                   David Wilson, Morton Newspapers Ltd., Portadown, Northern Ireland

                   I Can See Clearly Now: Achieving World-Class Color Quality
                   Press & Materials
                   The Ifra-NAA-PANPA International Newspaper Color Quality Club has                    identified more than 50 newspapers around the world that offer terrific                    color reproduction. Discover their secrets–and pinpoint what changes                    would convert your newspaper into a candidate for the club.
                   Moderator
                   Manfred Werfel, Ifra, Darmstadt, Germany
                   Speakers
                   Joe Bowman, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
                   Dennis Cheeseman, US Ink, Carlstadt, N.J.
                   Rich Ottensmeyer, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal
                   Tom Travis, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis

                   Connect the Data Dots
                   New Media
                   Probe how a newspaper can relate online users to internal subscriber                    databases and more completely understand and profit from its total                    relationship with individual readers. This technical relationship also                    enables publishers to link the availability of online content to                    registration or a paid subscription. Learn why linking subscriber and                    content data is a good idea and how to go about it without running                    afoul of local or national law.
                   Moderator:
                   Annie Loftus, Newspaper Association of America, Vienna, Va.
                   Speakers
                   Linda Fisk, Belo, Dallas

                   Eric Christiansen, Belo, Dallas
                   Norm Cloutier, Nando Media, Raleigh. N.C.
                   D. Reed Freeman, Collier Shannon Scott, Washington, D.C.

                   Good Housekeeping
                   Environmental, Health & Safety
                   Don’t let new regulations trip up your operation! Find out whom to turn                    to for advice on EHS questions, what the environment in Washington,                    D.C., indicates for legislation or regulations, when wireless building                    maintenance makes sense, where the rules stand on spill response and                    how newspapers are managing waste.
                   Moderator
                   Kevin George, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
                   Speakers
                   Paul Boyle, Newspaper Association of America, Washington, D.C.
                   Robert Fricke, ESMillennium, Braintree, Mass.
                   Gary Jones, GATF, Sewickley, Pa.

10 a.m.         NEXPO Show Floor Opens

10:30 a.m.-   SuperConference Sessions
- Noon

                   It’s A Wrap: Best Practices in Packaging
                   Packaging & Distribution
                   Automation and new management techniques save time, money and                    effort--and now they help generate revenue, too. From a mini-loader                    that reduces staff strain through process simulation to optimize                    performance to a brand-new, highly automated plant, investments in                    the packaging-and-distribution operation are turning it from a cost                    center to a profit producer.
                   Moderator
                   David Preisser, The Cincinnati Enquirer
                   Speakers
                   James Furman, The Journal News, White Plans, N.Y.
                   Rick Ruffino, North Jersey Media Group, Hackensack, N.J.
                   Frank Wolfe, Scripps Howard Newspapers, Denver
                   Peter Zammiller, Florida Today, Melbourne

                   Dynamic Duos Go Digital
                   Pre-Publishing
                   Partnering with advertisers can prevent digital-ad disasters before they                    happen. Discover how newspapers are working with advertisers to                    prepare ads for perfect reproduction and improving insertion orders,                    customer service, tearsheets and billing. Then hear from an expert on                    how to keep PDF files on track.
                   Speakers
                   Gary Cosimini, Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose
                   Rox Anne Lee, The Austin American-Statesman
                   Bob Mason, The Dallas Morning News

                   Hot, New Technology
                   Press & Materials
                   Sit back and enjoy a wild ride through the world of the future, featuring                    a new air bustle, training simulators that save time and money,                    developments in ultraviolet inks and an offset press that will                    accommodate digital printing—when it arrives.
                   Moderator
                   Thomas Norton, York (Pa.) Newspaper Co.
                   Speakers
                   Reinhold Guth, WIFAG Press Co., Bern, Switzerland
                   Norm Harbin, Flint Ink, Ann Arbor, Mich.
                   Peter Herman, Sinapse Graphic International, St. Aubin Cedex, France
                   Bob Mackenzie, UMI, Englewood, Fla.

                   Hot, New Technology
                   New Media
                   Watch as suppliers present the hottest new-media products for                    newspapers—and our panel of judges scores the results. Then, add                    your comments to the mix!
                   Moderator
                   Beth Sholar, St. Petersburg Times
                   Commentators
                   Chris Muldrow, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
                   Ginger Neal, Freedom Media Enterprises, Lake Forest, Calif.
                   Steve Strout, Morris Communications, Augusta, Ga.
                   Speakers
                   Jason Liebman, Applied Semantics, Santa Monica, CA
                   Norm Cloutier, Nando Media, Raleigh, N.C.
                   Connie Ling, Morris Digital Works
                   Toni Humphreys, The Des Moines Register

                   John Robb, UserLand, Acton, Mass.
                   Erik Semmelhack, Netomat Inc., New York City
                   Shari Solis, Who’s Calling, Irvine, Calif.

                   Breathe Easy
                   Environmental, Health & Safety
                   Speakers shed some light on indoor air quality, present current news                    on defibrillators in the workplace and report on the health of workers                    compensation.
                   Moderator
                   Kevin George, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
                   Speakers
                   Asa Marie Davis, American Red Cross, Las Vegas
                   Mark Hodgson, Clayton Group Services, Edison, N.J.
                   Donald Hoppenjans, DuPont Safety Resources, Newark, Del.
                   Robert McLane, The Washington Post

Noon-1 p.m. Idea-Sharing Luncheon
                   New Media
                   Watch for those “ah-ha!” moments as you explore today’s new-media                    challenges and tomorrow’s possibilities over a quick repast.
                   Moderator
                   Edward Baer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

                   Networking Luncheon
                   Environmental, Health & Safety
                   Greet old friends and meet new ones at this collegial health-and-safety                    gathering. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the annual EHS quiz!
                   Moderator
                   Kevin George, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
                   Speaker
                   William R. Gallagher, Tribune Co., Chicago

1:30-3 p.m. SuperConference Sessions

                 Taking Care of Business
                 New Media
                 Bring your inquiring minds and jump in as a panel of chief technology                  officers fields questions on how to achieve economies of scale, bringing                  your CEO on board for projects that require change management, and                  the bottom line on getting to universal registration.
                 Moderator
                 Chris Feola, Belo, Dallas
                 Speakers
                 Randy Brandenburg, Boston.com
                 Chris Caldwell, Morris Communications, Augusta, Ga.
                 Tamara F. Goetzke, The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group,                  Tampa
                 Rajiv Pant, Knight Ridder, San Jose

                 Better Safe Than Sorry
                 Environmental, Health & Safety
                 Decode the news behind the 5S Housekeeping System and the ANSI                  B65.1 press-guarding standard, and then explore the advantages and                  disadvantages of behavior-based safety initiatives with a roundtable of                  experienced executives.
                 Moderator
                 Paul Jakubski, Dow Jones & Co., Princeton, N.J.
                 Speakers
                 Celia Booth, Gannett Co., McLean, Va.
                 Cari Moore, Cox Enterprises Inc., Atlanta
                 Greg Stewart, The Tampa Tribune
                 David Templeman, Media General Inc., Richmond, Va.

                 5 p.m.    NEXPO Show Floor Closes

                 5:15 p.m. Tour the Las Vegas Review-Journal Plant

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

8 a.m.          Continental Breakfast
                  New MediaSponsored by SAXoTECH Inc.

8:30-10 a.m. SuperConference Sessions

                  The Future, and How to Get There
                 
Packaging & Distribution
                  What do you see in the packaging-and-distribution department of the                   future? Do you imagine automated depalletizing and storage of                   components in a system that prepares them to automatically create                   packages? An assembly process that accommodates a wide range of                   components? A container that provides dimensional stability for the                   ever-increasing size of individual newspaper packages? Hear a                   moderated panel discussion of these and other challenges with                   technology-supplier executives.
                  Moderator
                  Stan Richmond, Cox Newspapers Inc., Atlanta
                  Speakers
                  Steven C. Ackerman, FKI Logistex, St. Louis
                  Pete Butikis, SITMA U.S.A. Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
                  Michael S. Kady, Quipp Systems Inc., Miami
                  Randy Seidel, GMA, Bethlehem, Pa.

                  In Search of the Perfect Pixel
                  Pre-Publishing
                  Take your turn at four stations and plumb all the steps to printing                   perfect color photos: digital cameras--how to calibrate them, what                   settings are best and tips for photographers; how to calibrate monitors                   and perform color correction; and the best ways to export pictures for                   print, the Web and other formats. Bonus station: Find out what                   densitometers do and check out other new color quality tools!
                  Moderator
                  Leslie Brewer, The Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach

                  Speakers
                  Russ Leseberg, Avail Technologies, West Jordan, Utah
                  Toby Massey, The Associated Press, New York City
                  Kelly Cline, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
                  Tim Cassell , X-Rite Inc., Grandville, Mich.

                  New Press on the Block
                  Press & Materials
                  Tour six new printing plants in just 90 minutes. Hear about the                   successes and snags in the installations and ask questions.
                  Moderator
                  Bill Bolger, Indianapolis Newspapers
                  Speakers
                  Bob Finch, Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill.
                  Ken Kieck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
                  Robert Pierce, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press
                  Michael Stern, The Post-Standard, Syracuse

                  Where Will Digital Media Take Us Next?
                  New Media
                  How can newspapers keep pace with the way our users want to get                   their news? On the flip side, how can we figure out which technologies                   are here to stay and which are just a flash in the pan? This panel of                   experts will share how they’ve gone about building their technology                   plans and how they’re making sure they’re ready for the next wave,                   wherever it crests.
                  Moderator
                  Melinda Gipson, Newspaper Association of America, Vienna, VA.
                  Speakers
                  Chris Jennewin, The Union Tribune Publishing Co., San Diego
                  Bob Palermini, Los Angeles Times
                  Ralph Terkowitz, The Washington Post Co.

                  Buzz Cuts
                  Environmental, Health & Safety
                  Join us for a continental breakfast and lots of conversation around the                   hottest topics in health and safety. From SPCC plans for ink tanks                   through e-waste to energy-management success stories, this is your                   chance to ask newspaper-specific questions and discuss them with the                   pros. Pick a table with a topic established for moderated discussion or                   settle in to kick around whatever is on your mind. You’ll make contacts                   that you can use throughout the year. And see how you scored on the                   EHS Quiz!
                  Moderator:
                  Kevin George, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
                  Speaker:
                  William R. Gallagher, Tribune Co., Chicago

10 a.m.        NEXPO Show Floor Opens

10:30 a.m.-  Survivor Las Vegas: Prepare for Disaster
 - Noon        General Session
                  Fires, floods, accidents, storms, terrorists, deranged
                                    intruders—newspapers have coped with all types of disasters in recent                   years. Keeping the operation going despite these threats depends on                   the recovery plans that top executives put together. Determine from an                   expert how your newspaper can develop a workable, sustainable plan,                   and then flesh out the details with the experiences of three                   professionals whose companies survived the worst that modern life can                   throw their way.
                  Moderator
                  Mark Mikolajczyk, Gannett Co., McLean, Va.
                  Speakers
                  P. Thomas Dannaker, FM Global, Malvern, Pa.
                  Mike Jacobs, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald
                  Mike O’Hara, Los Angeles Times
                  Jim Pensiero, The Wall Street Journal, New York City

Noon-1 p.m. Idea-Sharing Luncheon
                  Pre-Publishing
                  Take a break for a quick bite, some informative pointers on
                  pre-publishing, and a chance to discover something you don’t even                   know you need before you tackle the show floor one more time.

                  Moderator:
                  Robin Shank, Los Angeles Times

3 p.m.         NEXPO Show Floor Closes