The Joint Annual Meeting of Inland and SNPA is back, and in Chicago


Southern hospitality meets a Midwest-rooted sensibility when the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Inland Press Association team up for a Joint Annual Meeting next fall.

These two industry association know for programming practical, actionable information in a collegial environment will hold a true Joint Annual Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Chicago in the city’s Loop from Sunday October 6 through Tuesday October 8.

Except for separate business meetings and awards presentation, Inland and SNPA members will attend the same sessions, receptions and networking opportunities throughout the three days.

This will be the second joint gathering of the two associations, which first met in 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That meeting was notable for its strong programming with important industry figures, enhanced networking opportunities and wide participation by industry vendors.

Expect a similarly strong agenda prepared by Inland and SNPA that focuses on success stories and innovative revenue-growing strategies, in print, digital, branding, marketing, events, legacy advertising and more.

More details on the program—as well as sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities—will be announced on the associations’ websites, and

Inland family newspaper owners—save these dates, too!

Inland’s Family Owners and Next Generation Leadership Conference also meets in Chicago just before the Joint Annual Meeting with a welcoming dinner Friday, October 4 and program Saturday, October 5.