Join NNA Sept. 22-24, 2016, in Franklin, TN; tap into the collective wisdom of your peers
NNA’s 130th Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN, will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities.
Your full registration includes four general sessions, five sets of round table discussion sessions, an exhibit hall with more than 30 exhibitors and tickets to a welcome reception, two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner with entertainment.
We value the time and resources you are considering investing in NNA's 130th Annual Convention and Trade Show and promise you will not be disappointed.
- Exhibitor Prospectus
- Exhibitor Online Booth Registration
- Exhibitor List
- Trade Show Floor Plan
- Rules & Regulations
- Shipping Instructions
HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION
- Make Reservations Online at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs or 615-261-6100 / NNA Rate $140 until Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
UPDATE: Wednesday night and Friday night are at full capacity. There are only a few rooms left at the block rate for Thursday and a couple for Saturday night. You may still get the NNA block rate for Thursday & Saturday night until those fill up. For Wednesday night the rate has gone up to $264 and for Friday night the rate has gone up to $208. To check availability at the Marriott Cool Springs, call 615-261-6129.
- Hotel Map & Directions
- Airport Transportation
- Additional Hotels (If you book a room at one of the overflow hotels, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs will provide transportation if you call ahead):
- Courtyard by Marriott (located within walking distance of the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs hotel): 615-778-0080
- Residence Inn by Marriott: 615-778-0002
- Embassy Suites South, Cool Springs: 615-515-5151
- NNA 2016 Convention Theme: Bring It Home!
- Opening Reception photos (by Harrison McClary, Director of Photography, Athlon Sports):
- Convention photos (by Stan Schwartz):
September 8, 2016
As part of the National Newspaper Association’s 130th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Franklin, TN, members will be visiting The Factory during the Extravaganza. The NNA Convention Committee has lined up some spectacular entertainment for the event.
July 6, 2016
Efforts by government officials to move public notices from local newspapers to government websites pick up steam every year. State press associations are battling on several fronts to preserve newspaper notice and to protect the public’s right to know.
May 9, 2016
This year’s National Newspaper Association’s 130th Annual Convention and Trade Show will be in Franklin, TN. From Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, NNA members and vendors will inhabit the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.
February 25, 2016
The production manager for the Georgetown (KY) News-Graphic, Lori Baker, won the National Newspaper Association convention logo contest with her entry that utilized the theme for the 2016 convention—Bring It Home.
April 5, 2016
No matter what role you play in a newspaper operation, be assured that the National Newspaper Association’s annual convention Sept. 22-24 in Franklin, TN, will be beneficial to attend.
September 8, 2015
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, has carried the ball for the National Newspaper Association on efforts to establish a new system for measuring service times for rural mail. Although he does not sit on the U.S. Postal Service Oversight Committee in the Senate, Blunt has asserted his expertise on postal again and again on behalf of NNA’s members. He will discuss his outlook on USPS and other top-of-mind issues at an NNA plenary session Oct. 3.
August 1, 2015
Ron Powers, award-winning Missouri author, opens the National Newspaper Association convention Friday morning, Oct. 2, with reminders of our heritage. Powers says it was Mark Twain’s “proletarian, vernacular, sassy narrative voice that wove newspapers into our culture; gave them their individual personalities; made them into almost extensions of the family, to an extent they’d never have achieved if they’d had to stick to European diction and politisse—pardon my French. To that extent alone, they are interwoven with our national personality, and thus indispensable.”
July 6, 2015
The National Newspaper Association’s 129th Convention and Trade Show will take place Oct. 1-3, 2015, in St. Charles, MO.
June 1, 2015
Come to St. Charles, MO, to gather money-making ideas, be with friends and colleagues from across the country and see the beautiful and historic section of St. Charles.
May 1, 2015
Acclaimed writer Ron Powers will address National Newspaper Association members at the Oct. 1-3 convention in St. Charles, MO.