Annual Meeting

Innovation on the agenda at Inland’s Annual Meeting


For its 133rd Annual Meeting September 9 to 11, Inland is coming home to Chicago and reaching out to other industries to find success stories in innovation that can be emulated by newspapers.
Two of the Annual Meeting’s featured speakers can testify to how thinking outside the box led to outsize success. And both, as it happens, bring newspaper backgrounds to their enterprises.
Matt Maloney grew up in a newspaper family, the son of a longtime executive for Schurz Communications. He founded Grubhub, the wildly successful online and mobile food ordering company that connects diners with local restaurants.
The company rocketed to near-ubiquity. Grubhub now has an active diner network of 14.5 million users who can order from more than 80,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,600 cities.
Tran Ha also has a Schurz Communications connection. The Mishawaka, Indiana-based media group is among several media companies that have found success using strategies developed by Tiny Collaborative. She founded the firm that uses human-centered design to fuel innovation, digital transformation, audience development and business strategies.
In addition to Schurz, Tiny Collaborative has worked with The McClatchy Company, Advance Local Media Group and ProPublica.
Watch for more of the developing agenda for the Annual Meeting, which will be held at the JW Marriott in Chicago’s Loop. Registration is already open at
For more details about the Annual Meeting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Patty Slusher, Director of Membership & Programming, at or 847-795-0380.