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2014 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
Boston, Mass.

April 25-26, 2014
Boston University
Conference website
Contact: Rebecca Baker
Email


Region 2
Washington, D.C.

March 28 and 29
Georgetown University
Conference website
Contacts: Pat Kane and Amy Kovac-Ashley
Email (Pat)
Email (Amy)


Region 3

No spring conference planned. Mark of Excellence regional winners should contact Michael Koretzky for winning certificates.


Region 4
Columbus, Ohio

April 4-5, 2014
The Ohio State University
Conference website
Contact: Beth Gianforcaro and Sarah Mills Bacha
Phone: 614-352-6472 (Beth),
614-563-1066 (Sarah)
Email (Beth)
Email (Sarah)


Region 5
Chicago, Ill.

April 11-13, 2014
Inn of Chicago
Conference website
Contact: Sue Stevens
Email


Region 6
Bloomington, Minn.

March 28-29, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Minneapolis Airport Three Appletree Square
Conference website
Contact: Joseph Radske
Phone: 608-279-1038
Email

Region 7
Overland Park, Kan.

April 25-26, 2014
Johnson County (Kan.) Community College
Conference website
Register online
Contact: Corbin Crable
Email


Region 8
League City, Texas

March 29, 2014
South Shore Harbour Resort
Conference website
Contact: Ruth Nasrullah
Email


Region 9
Salt Lake City

March 28-29, 2014
Conference website
Contact: Sheryl Worsley
Email


Region 10
Portland, Ore.

May 2-3, 2014
University of Oregon's White Stag Building
70 N.W. Couch St.
Contact: Stover E. Harger III
Email


Region 11
Honolulu, Hawaii

March 28-29, 2014
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Conference website
Contact: Stirling Morita
Email


Region 12
Fayetteville, Ark.

April 11-13, 2014
University of Arkansas
Conference website
Contact: Tony Hernandez
Email



For Planners: Help from HQ

Headquarters offers a grant, not to exceed $500, to cover costs associated with each conference. In order to receive the money, the planning committee must submit receipts for expenses after the conference. The receipts should be submitted via email to Heather Dunn. PDF files or jpg images of receipts will be accepted. Along with the receipts, please include a cover sheet that itemizes the submitted receipts and lists to whom the check should be made payable and where it should be sent. Receipts must be submitted by July 31.

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