Invitation to register | LINA Summit 2024

You’re invited to register for the LINA Summit!

We’re thrilled to announce that the LINA Summit 2024 is open for registrations!

The Summit will blend professional development and networking, and we hope you’ll be able exchange stories and strategies with each other in a collaborative atmosphere. We’re excited to make the most of this time to equip you with innovative skills and actionable insights that you can apply within your newsrooms. Engage in hands-on workshops and join the dialogue on policy evolution in the realm of public interest journalism—your perspectives are, as always, invaluable.

All members of your team are welcome to attend. 

The full program schedule will be announced soon. 

Presented by the Local & Independent News Association, with our local partner Newsport.



Author of The Digital Guide, Tracy Sheen helps empower small businesses with AI and digital tools. At the LINA Summit she will speak to useful integrations of AI in small newsrooms and where to start.

Optional Intensives

Come a day early to participate in one of two intensive options on the Tuesday: 

Impact Tracking intensive – learn how to demonstrate the impact of your newsroom and set up an impact dashboard in this one-day workshop with Rosemary D’Amour (Impact Architects, US) and Zahra Khalid (LINA Data & Insights Analyst)
Branded Content workshop – learn what it is and how to introduce this income stream to your news service without losing audience trust with Luke Spano (Avid Collective)

Sign up when you register.

The Headlines


April 30, 2024 – May 02, 2024


Port Douglas Community Hall

COST per person:

LINA members $175 + gst
Non-members $300 + gst


Meals included in registration.
6:30pm at Zinc (central Port Douglas)


Pre-conference full day workshops on April 30, priced at $95 + GST for members and $160 + GST for non-members


Your conference registration includes a networking dinner at Zinc on Tuesday 30th April

Travel & Accommodation


To book an airport transfer with our partner Exemplar, you can head to their website and use LINA2024 as a discount code, book by email, or call (07)42133333 seven days a week, 9am-5pm quoting LINA2024.

The applicable discounted rates will be $47.60 inc GST for a shared, scheduled seat in coach. Seat in Couch services are available for domestic flights scheduled to arrive in Cairns before 22.15. 

We advise that you book as soon as you have your arrival and departure flight details. 


Star Resorts
Star Resorts run Club Tropical Resort, Hibiscus Resort & Spa, Beaches Port Douglas and Beachfront Terraces
They are offering a 20% discount to delegates, using the promo code LINA at checkout

Plaza Port Douglas
Offering a 5% discount to delegates, using the promo code Special5 at checkout

For a plethora of other options explore the area via the Port Douglas Travel Planner from our friends at Newsport. 


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