Riding Out the Storm:
Communications in a Changing Market
New Mexico Press Women Conference
April 26 — April 27, 2013
Courtyard by Marriott, Journal Center
5151 Journal Center NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87109
2013 New Mexico Press Women Conference Schedule
Friday, April 26
NMPW board meeting
“What goes around, comes around.” Lois Duncan, author of more than 50 books, will describe how the writing world has changed since she broke into it, from the sale of her first novel in the early 1950s to her recent experiences updating early novels for republication. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of this experienced writer and author on this and other subjects. The reception includes a variety of hors d’oeuvres and offers a no-host bar.
Saturday, April 27
8 – 9 a.m.
Registration desk opens
8:30 9:30 a.m.
NMPW membership meeting. There will be a discussion of present and future NMPW activities.
9:45 – 11 a.m.
Social media panel, chaired by Sherri Burr: Steve Brewer, author of 25 books, including the Bubba Mabry series, will discuss e-books; award-winning writer Loretta Hall on websites for writers, and Paula Paul on blogging.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Award-winning journalist Megan Kamerick gained a national spotlight on TED.com, which showcases New Mexico’s biggest ideas, for her talk on women and media. She is host and producer of “Public Square” on New Mexico PBS.
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Zia Awards Luncheon. NMPW honors the three finalists in its annual book competition.
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Judith Hendry, who was named Outstanding Professor at UNM in 2012, will give a workshop on environmental communications.
Cocktail Reception with no-host bar and Silent Auction Sneak Preview
Silent auction items include Rio Grande Winery wines, a Great Harvest Bakery gift basket, two breakfasts or lunches at Duran Central Pharmacy, a hotel room at the Courtyard by Marriott, clothing, jewelry, books and much more.
Awards banquet and silent auction
KC Compton, our banquet speaker, worked for newspapers in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming before joining Mother Earth News, where she is now senior editor. She will talk about her experience in developing and creating a career, as well as what to make of the changes occurring in publishing and how Mother Earth News consistently manages to ride out these changes successfully.
2013 NMPW Conference Menu
The following is the menu for the 2013 NMPW conference. We have tried to select menu items that will accommodate, or can be adjusted to suit, a variety of dietary needs. Be sure to let us know your dietary needs on the registration form.
Friday Night Reception
Fresh fruit board – sliced fresh fruit & berries with yogurt dipping sauce
International cheese board – imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, crackers and artisan breads
Garden gathering – vegetable board with flavored humus dip
No host bar – Domestic beer $4.50, House wine $6.
Breakfast – Executive Continental Chilled orange and cranberry juice
Assorted fresh fruit
Individual low-fat yogurt
Breakfast pastries bagels with cream cheese
Butter & preserves
Coffee, decaf coffee & assorted teas
Lunch – Asian Chicken Salad
Individuals who do not want chicken or nuts on their salads will need to identify themselves on the registration form.
Crispy Breaded Chicken
Shredded Napa Cabbage
Crisp Rice Noodles
Dinner – Marriott Classic Buffet
Mixed salad greens
Fresh and roasted vegetable boards
Roasted red potato or mashed potatoes
Fresh seasonal vegetable
Chicken Santa Fe, Grilled Salmon, Wild Mushroom Demi Glace
No host bar – Domestic beer $4.50, House wine $6.00, Cordials and brandies, $6.00-$8.50
Breaks – Mid-morning & Mid-afternoon
Mid-morning – Coffee, assorted teas tea & bottled water
Mid-afternoon break only – Cookies, water & mixture of coke, diet coke, Dr. Pepper