APS - AIN'T SUMMER WITHOUT IT
Your summer won’t be complete without attending the third annual Agricultural Publications Summit scheduled Aug. 1-4. Hosting the Summit is the beautiful Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich., where you can escape the summer’s heat. As a bonus, you may attend a pre-Summit reception at the Gerald Ford Library & Museum.
Our meeting this year promises to provide all the professional contacts and information agri-marketers need to improve their business. The program offers a wide array of professional improvement for everyone from writers and photographers to managers and marketers.
For the first time, a golf tournament will be held for all attendees of the Summit. The scramble tournament kicks off at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the beautiful Grand Rapids Golf Club.
If you’re not interested in golf, we’ve also provided two pre-Summit clinics to help you brush up on writing and photography skills. Paula LaRocque, writing coach for The Dallas Morning News, and Elmer Kelton, a humorist book author from Texas, will conduct a writing clinic. If photography is your passion, sign up for the clinic led by Phillipe Gross, author of The Tao of Photography – Seeing Beyond Seeing.
The Summit officially opens Thursday, Aug. 2, at noon with a luncheon address by the well-known White House correspondent Helen Thomas. It then breaks into an afternoon of workshops and InfoExpo. End the evening by competing in the first-ever Ag Olympics, designed with a Michigan twist.
Friday is devoted to more workshops, speakers and InfoExpo, with awards dinners concluding the day. The Summit ends on Saturday with the final workshop and a luncheon with the inspirational speaker Jack van der Geest. Van der Geest recently wrote the book Was God on Vacation? based on his experiences during the Holocaust. His upbeat address will provide attendees with a wonderful take-home message.
If you’re staying over Saturday night, sign up for one of three optional tours Saturday afternoon and enjoy a dinner on the lakeside grounds of the Kellogg Biological Station.
No matter how you look at it, you can’t afford to miss this year’s Agricultural Publications Summit. We’ll see you there! AM
- Karen McMahon, Chairman, 2001 APS Steering Committee
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
1:30 p.m. Writing and Photo Clinics
2 p.m. Registration Opens
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
8 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Writing and Photo Clinics Continue
11:45 a.m. Luncheon –Helen Thomas "Thank You Mr. President"
1:30 p.m. InfoExpo Grand Opening
3:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops (Repeated at 4 p.m.) (Computer Heal Thyself, Creative Career Management, Seven Myths of B2B Publishing, New Age Contracts, Grammar Jeopardy, Writing for Tight Spaces)
5 p.m. Reception in InfoExpo
6:30 p.m. Taste of Michigan and Ag Olympics
FRIDAY, AUG. 3
8:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshops (Managing People-repeated at 10:30 a.m., Part 1: How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, Writing for Tight Spaces, Internet Session, Dress, Act & Talk for Video-repeated at 10:30 a.m., Maintaining Editorial Integrity-repeated at 10:30 a.m.)
9:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshops (Part 2: How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci-repeated at 4 p.m., See the Story Panel)
11:45 a.m. Luncheon -Kathy Brown "Happily Ever Laughter"
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops (10 Steps to Emotional Fitness, Part 1: How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, Casting Words on the Net-repeated at 4 p.m., Preparing to Output, or How to Get the Print Job You Want-repeated at 4 p.m., Photo Judge "Tell All" Session)
3 p.m. Networking Break
4 p.m. Concurrent Workshops< - Meet the Author: Nop’s Trials Grammar Jeopardy
5 p.m. Beer & Bull Session in InfoExpo
7 p.m. Awards Dinners
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
9-10:30 a.m. AAEA, LPC Annual Meetings
10:30 a.m. International Issues and Ag’s Image Seminar
12 p.m. Luncheon and Awards Presentations-Jack van der Geest AM