Plan to be in downtown Indianapolis for business and pleasure Sept. 17-18, when the Hoosier State Press Association and Foundation kick off the Annual Conference.

The training and networking event is for everyone involved with the business side of newspapers: publishers and other newspaper executives, including editors; advertising and audience development directors; and ad sales staff.

Watch your mailbox and inbox for registration materials in the coming weeks.

The lineup begins in the after­­noon Thursday, Sept. 17 as advertising sales represen­tatives gather at The Alexander Hotel for training in print and digital ad sales.

While sales staffs are at the hotel, others in town for the conference can hit the links to support the HSPA Foundation. An annual fundraising golf outing will be at Coffin Golf Club just north of downtown Indy.

That evening, plan to attend the Annual Conference opening reception and dinner at The Alexander. Advertising Contest awards will follow the meal.

Training sessions for pub­lishers and other managers begin after breakfast on Friday, Sept. 18. Session topics will include advertising management, digital landscapes, training and keeping good employees, building audiences, and revenue ideas.

A vendor fair will be open both days. For conference sponsorship details, call (317) 803-4772.

“We look forward to a great event with publishers, newspaper managers, and advertising staffs together,” said Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel.

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