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Get ready for the 2023 MACPA Annual Conference!

MACPA Annual Conference to be held March 3-4, 2023 at Best Western Premier in Harrisburg. Registration ends January 27th.


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Schedule of Events

Friday, March 3rd
9:30 a.m Board Meeting
11:30 a.m. Opening Remarks/Lunch/Annual Meeting
12:45 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. Meet the Associate Members
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Publisher/Manager Roundtable: Idea Exchange & MACnet
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Follow Up to Navigating the State of the Industry
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Recognition of New Board
Saturday, March 4th
8:30 a.m Registration Opens/Breakfast
9:30 a.m Opening Remarks & Intro to Associate Members
10:00 a.m. Fish! Philosophy
10:45 a.m. Break
12:15 a.m. Lunch & Ad, Editorial & Online Awards Presentation
1:15 p.m. Fish! Philosophy
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. 3-Minute Idea Exchange
Closing of Conference


Gibson (Gib) Kerr, FISH! Philosophy

As a retired U.S. Navy Captain, who has also been a corporate executive, a senior executive in government, an executive coach and a professor, Gibson (Gib) Kerr has over 40 years’ experience working with and developing teams in a variety of organizations as small as 8 individuals to as many as 300. An highly skilled facilitator, he is able to draw on this extensive range of experience to help organizations improve outcomes.

Though trained as an engineer where typically coming up with technically excellent solutions was enough, Gib is often quoted as saying “soft skills enable hard results.” To this end he has devoted his varied career to learning, applying and adapting a cornucopia of team and technical tools and skills to improve the interactions of those with whom he works. He loves helping teams succeed, and really enjoys making the complicated simple, so people and teams have the knowledge and tools they need to address the challenges they face. To that end, he has been practicing the FISH! Philosophy since 2003.

He takes very seriously his personal mission to help people to understand themselves, interact better as individual and in teams, and to learn and apply new tools and techniques in order to generate improved outcomes for themselves and their organizations. He recently stated in an interview, “I wish I
had these tools and been this aware back in the late 1970’s when I first started working in teams...I would have made waaayyyy fewer mistakes.”

Learn More about Fish! Philosophy!


Room Information

Rooms must be reserved by calling Best Western Premier at (717)561-2800 and mentioning Mid Atlantic Community Papers. Room Rate is $109.95 per night. One room per publication is FREE*! (*Room Rate of $109.95 + tax will be compted, anything additional will be charged to your credit card. You are responsible for making your room reservations.)

Cancellations for hotel rooms must be done by 72 hrs prior to check-in to avoid cancellation fee. If cancelling a room that is being compted by MACPA and a cancellation fee occurs, it is at your expense and will not be covered by MACPA.


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