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2015 Spring Conferences

SPJ’s Spring Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today’s new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Spring Conference in your area.

Region 1
Hempstead, N.Y.
Conference website

April 17-18, 2015
Hofstra University
Conference website
Contact: Chris R. Vaccaro

Region 2
College Park, Md.
Conference website

March 27-28, 2015
University of Maryland
Conference website
Contact: Josh Davidsburg

Region 3
Miami, Fla.

Region 3's conference will happen over the summer. Contact Michael Koretzky for additional details.

Region 4
Athens, Ohio
Conference website

March 20-21, 2015
Ohio University
Conference website
Contact: Kate Hiller

Region 5
Louisville, Ky.
Conference website

March 27-28, 2015
Galt House
Conference website
Contact: Deborah Givens or Robyn Davis Sekula
Email (Deborah)
Email (Robyn)

Region 6
Bloomington, Minn.
Conference website

April 10-11, 2015
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis
Conference website
Contact: Joseph Radske

Region 7
Omaha, Neb.

March 27-28, 2015
University of Nebraska
Contact: Rob McLean

For conference planners

Help from HQ

The national organization offers a grant, not to exceed $500, to cover costs associated with each conference. In order to receive the grant, after the conference, please submit receipts. Submit the receipts to Chrystal Parvin. Please include a cover sheet itemizing the submitted receipts along to whom the check should be made payable and where it should be sent. Requests to be submitted by July 31.

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Additional Resources

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Running a regional without running amok [PDF]
Event Planning from A to Z: A detailed guide for organizing a conference [PDF]

Region 8
Norman, Okla.
Conference website

March 28, 2015
Gaylord College
Conference website
Contact: Eddye Gallagher

Region 9
Denver, Co.

April 24-25, 2015
Auraria Campus
Contact: Ed Otte

Region 10
Spokane, Wash.
Conference website

April 10-11, 2015
Eastern Washington University Downtown Campus
Conference website
Contact: Pia Hallenberg

Region 11
San Francisco, Calif.
Conference website

April 17-18, 2015
Hotel Whitcomb
Conference website
Contact: Liz Enochs

Region 12
Lake Charles, La.
Conference website

April 10-11, 2015
McNeese State University
Conference website
Contact: Tony Hernandez

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