2019 Trees Retreat

Kevin Slimp to discuss keys to success during 2019 WNA Trees Retreat

Registration deadline is Friday, May 31!

Kevin Slimp is the featured speaker for the WNA Trees Retreat on June 6-7 in Eagle River, Wis.

From developing the way we print just about everything today to founding the Institute of Newspaper Technology in 1997, to NewspaperAcademy.com and Market Square Books, Slimp continually develops programs and methods for an industry too many people call “dead.” Tell that to his thousands of clients and millions of readers.

Kevin is a favorite speaker and trainer in the publishing world. He travels the globe, speaking at conventions related to publishing, news, customer service and more.

Kevin Slimp
Kevin Slimp presents a workshop at the WNA Convention & Trade Show on Thursday, March 6, 2019, at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.

Schedule • Friday, June 7

9 – 11:30 a.m.

Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper (Plus: What’s Really Going on at Newspapers Today)

This is Kevin Slimp’s most requested topic. Everyone at your newspaper will learn what they can do to get people to pick up your paper! He’ll also discuss research related to the health of the newspaper industry, and let attendees know what’s working and what isn’t at newspapers across America.

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Pylon Ceremony & Lunch

The WNA Foundation will honor 12 industry leaders during this year’s Memorial Pylon ceremony.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Customer Service: A Common Sense Approach

Kevin spoke on this topic for the first time at New York Press Association 10 years ago, and it has become a favorite since then. You’ll laugh and take a lot of notes as Kevin shares tips to improve customer service at your newspaper

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Top 10 Newspaper Production Tips

This is a must-attend class for designers, editors and others involved in newspaper production. Kevin will share trips related to PDF files, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator – plus tips concerning things you can do to make sure you get the best product before it goes to press.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Great Idea Exchange

Share your best revenue-generating ideas with colleagues for a chance to win some cash!

Book your room by May 5


Book your room at the Days Inn by May 5 by calling 715-0479-5151 and asking for the Wisconsin Newspaper block (Rates: $90/ Wednesday & Thursday, $109/ Friday).

Memorial Pylon Ceremony

We’ll honor 12 industry leaders who’ve recently passed away. Learn more about the WNA Memorial Grove.

Golf Outing

Hit the links for a great cause! Proceeds benefit the WNA Foundation. Tee times start at noon at the Eagle River Golf Course.