For 130 years, the California News Publishers Association has protected the shared interests of the state’s news industry, from the largest metropolitan daily to the smallest weekly, by providing legislative advocacy for the industry and working as the sole organization in the state that protects and enhances the public’s right to know.

While our industry is faced with tremendous challenges — from the questioning of truth and facts in journalism to the constant disruptions and advances of rapidly changing technologies — we are staying focused on our mission and embracing the transformation.

Since public policy advocacy has been identified as the single most important activity CNPA engages in on behalf of our over 600 members, being properly represented in Sacramento is crucial to the success of our mission to champion the ideals of a free press in our democratic society and to promote the quality and economic health of the California news industry.

This focus on mission, has led to one of the most significant transformations in the activities of the organization, the combining of our Government Affairs Day and Annual Press Summit into a single event, The Capital Conference to be held at the new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, February 4-6, 2019.

The inaugural conference programming co-produced by the California Press Foundation, is designed to explore the theme: “The State of News: Trust, Technology, Transformation,” and will feature discussions and presentations on sustainable business models, reporting on California, and conversations with some of California’s most dynamic leaders. We will also present our first “Free Speech Champion” Award to a member of the Legislature who has been a supporter of the First Amendment rights of the Press.

We invite you to join us during this exciting time in our organization’s history and look forward to seeing you in Sacramento!

Paulette Brown-Hinds

Paulette Brown-Hinds

CNPa President Elect
& capital conference chair
Publisher, Black Voice News

Ron Hasse

Ron Hasse

CNPa President
President & publisher,
southern ca. news group

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA

Monday, February 4, 2019 - CNPA BUSINESS MEETINGS

12:00 – 2:00 pm            Executive Committee Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 pm              Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 – 9:00 pm              Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - CNPA LEGISLATIVE FORUM

8:30  – 9:00 am             CNPA Annual Business Meeting
9:00  – 10:00 am           Opening Briefing   Top Issues & Legislation to Watch
10:00  – 11:45 am         Panel Discussion    Legislative Leadership on the Upcoming Session
12:00  –   1:30 pm         Lunch Conversations with Constitutional Officers and Free Speech Champion Award
2:00  –   4:00 pm           Afternoon Meetings    Legislators’ Offices
5:00  –   7:00 pm           Legislative Reception    Capitol Rotunda

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - CNPA / CAL PRESS INDUSTRY SUMMIT

8:00    9:15 am             Breakfast  Transforming Our Industry
9:30    10:30 am         Panel  Covering California: “Wildfires – Pulitzer Prize Winning Storytelling”
10:45  –  11:45 am       Panel  Covering California: “Leading Our Cities” Discussion
12:00   1:30 pm       Lunch  California’s Economy & CNPA Presidential Installment Ceremony
2:00  –  4:00 pm         Afternoon Sessions
                                          Innovations in Audience  Engagement
                                          Best Practices in Digital Pay Models
                                          Philanthropic Funding of Journalism and Media
                                          Next Gen Reporting – Training Our Future Workforce

4:00      5:00 pm         Hot Ideas + Cold Beer

Sponsorship Packages

$20,000

Presenting
Sponsor

Two Options: Legislative Forum or Industry Summit )

  • (8) Full conference passes
  • Listed as Presenting Sponsor on Forum/Summit signage
  • Onsite/online sponsorship recognition
  • Logo on Step and Repeat entrance banner
  • Welcoming remarks at Inaugural Capital Conference
  • Opportunity to speak in key role on program
  • (8) Tickets to the California Journalism Awards in the Spring

$10,000

Host
Sponsor

  • (8) Full conference passes
  • Onsite/online sponsorship recognition
  • Logo on Step and Repeat entrance banner
  • Opportunity to speak in key role on program
  • (8) Tickets to the California Journalism Awards in the Spring

$5,000

Summit
Sponsor

  • (4) Full conference passes
  • Onsite/online sponsorship recognition
  • Logo on Step and Repeat entrance banner
  • (4) Tickets to the California Journalism Awards in the Spring.

$2,500

Event
Sponsor

  • (2) Full conference passes
  • Onsite/online sponsorship recognition
  • Logo on Step and Repeat entrance banner
  • (2) Tickets to the California Journalism Awards in the Spring

$5,000

Luncheon Sponsorship

    California, the world’s fifth largest economy, is driven by a diversity of industries including technology, agriculture, tourism, entertainment, and education. As an industry luncheon sponsor, you will join key business leaders on February 6th in a conversation with publishers and editors from the state’s prominent news organizations on California’s most pressing economic challenges and significant opportunities.

    • Onsite/online sponsorship recognition
    • (2) Luncheon Tickets

Foundations / Funders

Foundations and other funders interested in funding the summit’s educational and informative sessions on building sustainable news companies or sponsoring journalism students to attend the conference may contribute to the California Press Foundation, the summit’s co-producer.

$8,000

Premiere
Sponsor

  • Prominent sponsorship recognition in all aspects of promotions as premiere sponsor on conference promotions
  • Prominent display booth
  • Full page inside cover color ad in the conference program
  • 600x600px ad with links in all eBlast promotions to all members before the start of the event
  • (1) full page California Publisher color ads (10”x15”)
  • Four (4) conference passes
  • Digital database (including email addresses) of all attendees contact information

$6,000

Gold
Sponsor

  • Half page color ad in the conference program
  • (1) Half page California Publisher color ad (10”x 7.5”)
  • 600 x 300px ad in eBlast promotions to all members before the start of the event
  • Three (3) full conference passes
  • Digital database (including email addresses) of all attendees

$4,000

Silver
Sponsor

  • Quarter page color ad in the conference program
  • Quarter page color ad in California Publisher (5”x7”)
  • Two (2) full conference passes

$2,000

Exhibitor
Sponsor

  • Business card size ad in the conference program
  • Exhibitor listing with logo in the California Publisher
  • 1 Staff registration

$2,500

Hot Ideas + Cold Beer
Sponsor

  • This popular annual event is the #1 profit center for members who attend the conference. Your sponsorship will give you a guaranteed opportunity to show publishers how to use your product to make money

$1,500

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Your company will be exclusively promoted as the coffee break sponsor at any morning or afternoon break.

$1,000

Full Page Program Ad

  • Full page color program ad in the 2019 Conference Program. No additional on-site recongnition

Registration Rates

Registration is per person and includes all food & beverage for the Legislative Forum and Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5th as well as the Industry Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 6th.

Early Registration

By 12/1/18

CNPA Members:
Publishers and staff

$195

Associate & College Members

$145

Spouse & Guest Registration (meals only, no sessions)

$95

Governor’s
Welcome Dinner

$150

Regular Registration

By 1/25/19

CNPA Members:
Publishers and staff

$249

Associate & College Members

$199

Spouse & Guest Registration (meals only, no sessions)

$95

Governor’s
Welcome Dinner

$150

Late Registration

After 1/25/19

CNPA Members:
Publishers and staff

$300

Associate & College Members

$250

Spouse & Guest Registration (meals only, no sessions)

$150

Governor’s
Welcome Dinner

N/A

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

CNPA has a limited number of discounted rooms available for conference attendees starting at $229/night and up. Discounted rooms are available February 4-6, 2019 at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Please use the (link) website for online reservations or call: 877-678-6255 and ask for the “California News Publishers Association” Group Rate.

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.

CNPA MISSION

TO CHAMPION THE IDEALS OF A FREE PRESS IN OUR DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AND TO PROMOTE THE QUALITY AND ECONOMIC HEALTH OF CALIFORNIA’S NEWS INDUSTRY.

FOR 130 YEARS, THE CALIFORNIA NEWS PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION HAS PROTECTED THE INTERESTS OF THE NEWS INDUSTRY THROUGHOUT THE STATE, FROM THE SMALLEST WEEKLY TO THE LARGEST METROPOLITAN DAILY. CNPA OPERATES FROM OFFICES IN THE STATE’S CAPITAL, SACRAMENTO, AND IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS DRAWN FROM ITS MORE THAN 600 DAILY, WEEKLY AND CAMPUS NEWS MEMBERS.

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