The MPA Annual Convention

Michigan Press Association is pleased to announce our 2022 Convention "World Series of Journalism" will take place on Oct 12th-13th in Lansing, MI


Stay tuned for more information, including keynote speakers, events, and more!

Download the 2022 Convention Agenda PDF CLICK HERE!

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Make sure to use  the Promotional Code: “MPA022” to receive your discounted group rate. 

• Once you select the date range and room type, complete the Hotel Booking Form.
• The booking form will ask for the guest details and email address.
• Secure payment option is the section of the booking form that holds your credit card details. Input your credit card information.
• Once you have completed this step click the “Book Now” button and your reservation will be sent immediately to the Hotel.

Here is the voice reservation:

To make room reservation by phone call (800) 333-3333. It is important that each of your guests identify themselves as part of your group, and provide us with guest name, requested type of room for the dates of event. 


Agenda Summary


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

7:30 p.m. Welcome gathering at Midtown Brewery on Washington Ave. Room: TBD

Thursday, October 13, 2022

8:00 a.m.
Registration Open-Check-in and check out our vendors and enjoy a continental breakfast.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00
Revenue Track:
Overcoming Objections to Print Ads with Peter Lamb. Room: Regency 1
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Editorial Track:
What's happening in Lansing. Room: Capitol 3
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Revenue Track:
Audience-based selling with Peter Lamb. Room: Regency 1
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
Editorial Track:
What's happening in Lansing.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Governor’s Luncheon with Lt. Governor Gilchrist. Room: Capitol 1 & 2
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Revenue Track:
Audience Growth Ideas with MPAS President Josh Bailey. Room: Regency 1
Editorial Track:
Reporting on Extremism and Traumatic Events-Don’t miss this panel led by Detroit Free Press Editor Peter Bhatia. Room: Capitol 3
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Revenue Track
Best Practices From Around the Globe with Peter Lamb. Room: Regency 1
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
Editorial Track
Combatting Bias Perception with Jeremy McBain of Hearst Newspapers. Room: Capitol 3
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Revenue and Editorial
Mad Skills-Tips and Tricks for podcasting, phone photography, and social media. with M.L. Elrick host of Soul of Detroit and Detroit Free Press Reporter. Room: Capitol 3
5:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Events • Room: Capitol 1 & 2
We will kick off the cocktail part of the evening's festivities by presenting awards, JOY Awards, Sunshine Award Winners, and this year's winner of the Kelly Rossman Communications Professional Award. Dinner and MPA Foundation's Auction will follow. The Keynote Speaker is Tim Alberta from Atlantic reporter and Author of American Carnage.

Thank you to the previous 2022 MPA Annual Convention Sponsors