Tennessee Press Association

Winter Convention

Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2018

DoubleTree Nashville Downtown Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

Register Online      Registration forms (PDF files)     Hotel      Schedule of events     


DEADLINE: Friday, Dec. 29 for hotel reservations & discounted convention registration

2018 Convention Schedule:

(as of 12/1/17)

TPA asks every member publisher to plan to attend the Wednesday Opening Reception, to which all legislators will be invited. The concluding event will be a luncheon on Thursday to which Governor Bill Haslam has been invited to address attendees (invited, not confirmed).

The abbreviated schedule will make it such that most attendees will need only one night of lodging.

1:00 p.m.   Government Affairs Committee
2:00 p.m.   TPA Board of Directors with a concurrent TPA Business Session
3:30 p.m.   TPA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 p.m.   Opening Reception (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)—Members of the Tennessee General Assembly will be invited to attend the
                    reception, but we also ask you to extend a personal invitation to your state legislators. The TPA Government Affairs Committee also
                    encourages you to make appointments with your legislators while you are in Nashville.
7:00 p.m.    Evening on one’s own

8:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:30 a.m.   TPA Gubernatorial Candidate Forum (to be held at the Nashville Public Library, Downtown 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.)
12:00 p.m. Luncheon, invited speaker Gov. Bill Haslam (invited, not confirmed)— Governor Bill Haslam has been invited to deliver the traditional
                    Governor’s address to TPA members during this luncheon.

Schedule subject to change. Please refer to the on-site program for sessions and times.



Hotel Information

DoubleTree Nashville Downtown Hotel
315 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 244-8200

DEADLINE: You will need to contact the hotel by December 29 to make discounted hotel reservations.

We have contracted with the DoubleTree Nashville Downtown Hotel for discounted room rates for TPA guests. You will need to contact the hotel by January 18 to make discounted hotel reservations. You may reach the reservation desk toll-free at (800) 222-8733.

ROOM RATE: $236.00 for single/double occupancy per night, plus tax and parking

RESERVATIONS: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/B/BNADUDT-TPR-20180130/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Group Code: TPR

Please identify yourself as an attendee of the Tennessee Press Association convention to receive the discounted rate. Please make your reservations early. If you wish, you may choose to stay additional nights before or after convention events at the TPA discounted rates, subject to room availability.

CHECK IN: 4:00 P.M. CHECK OUT: 11:00 A.M.

PARKING: $45.89 per day



TPA Registration

Download Convention Registration forms (PDF files)   or   register online

DEADLINES: HOTEL reservations: Friday, Dec. 29     TPA discounted registration:Friday, Dec. 29  

Contact TPA at (865) 584-5761, ext. 105 with any questions about registration.

You may register for the convention until Jan. 26.

TPA CANCELLATION POLICY: Please make note that all cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. After this date, we have already incurred the costs of registration and will be unable to issue a refund. You may, however, substitute other staff members in place of those who cannot attend at any time.

You may register by mail, fax, phone or online.
MAIL: Tennessee Press Association, 412 N. Cedar Bluff Road • Suite 403 • Knoxville, TN 37923
FAX: (865) 558-8687
PHONE: (865) 584-5761
ONLINE: www.tnpress.com



Please report any problems with this web page to Robyn Gentile (865) 584-5761, ext. 105