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Ram’s VP of football operations will keynote June 26-27 sports workshop, replacing GM

June 7, 2011

Kevin Demoff

St. Louis Rams General Manager Bill Devaney can’t make it to the June 26-27 sports workshop but his boss can.

Kevin Demoff, the Ram’s executive vice president of football operations, has agreed to be the keynote speaker at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, the Mid-America Press Institute sports workshop at the Sheraton St. Louis City Centre & Suites, 400 S. 14th St.

A reception will follow the keynote address. Preceding the address, conference-goers will attend the Cards v. Toronto Blue Jays game at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

MPI Executive Director John Ryan has Cards tickets the first 30 journalists to register for the sports workshop. Cost of the tickets is $30 apiece. Participants can register with Ryan by calling him at 217.581.7939 or by emailing him at jmryan@eiu.edu.

Registration is $50 for the first person from a member newspaper and $40 for each additional staffer from that paper. Non-members can register for $75.

Sessions being planned for Monday, June 27, include how to use Twitter to reach readers and find sources and information, training journalists for the future, competing with Patch.com, and Associated Press sports reporting changes, among other sessions.

Hotel reservations can be made at the Sheraton, 314.231.5007. Room rates are $106 a night if made by Friday, June 10, and MPI’s rate for self parking is $8.50 a night. Reservations can be made online at Mid America Press Institute.

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