UPDATED: A mind-blowing convention schedule

The 2018 schedule for the 140th Annual Colorado Press Association Convention is out … and it might blow your mind.  OK, so that is hyperbole, but the sessions are being led by some of the best national and local talent.

If you would like to see the speaker bios, click here. Please note, the current schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Click here to download the schedule

Click here for flash session schedule 

Highlights in the annual event — scheduled for April 12-14 at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs — include:


  • 5 p.m.: Panel discussion:  Media Ownership and News vs. Opinion in Colorado 

  • Social hour hosted by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, the Colorado Springs Indy and the Gazette. 


  • The day starts off with Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gilbert at 9 a.m.

  • Gov. John Hickenlooper is slated to provide a state of the state and make a proclamation during the Saturday luncheon. Event is hosted by CU College of Media, Communications and Information.

  • The first ever flash sessions are slated to start after the luncheon. Click here for flash session schedule

  • The Associated Press is hosting a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., after which you can break to have dinner on your own.

  • At 8 p.m. we kick off the second annual social event night, headlined by comedian Sam Adams and to be followed by the second annual Lip Sync Battle. Come ready to laugh. Come ready to sing (or lip sync) and dance … or just watch those who are doing it. Event is sponsored by the Gazette.


  • Gordon Borrell starts the day off with a keynote speech.

  • The second annual Hall of Fame class will be inducted during the lunch hour. Jim Brady will follow with a keynote speech.

  • Extended sessions begin during the 2:45 timeframe.

  • The awards cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. with the dinner and award announcements to follow.

To register for the convention, click here. Late fees apply. 

To reserve your room at the Antlers Hotel, you will need to call as the CPA block is sold out and rooms are almost out. Call 719-955-5600 and ask Colorado Press rate.

If you have questions, contact Jerry Raehal at jraehal@colopress.net or 720-274-7171.