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2016 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
New Haven, Conn.

April 8-9, 2016
Southern Connecticut University
Michael J. Adanti Student Center
Contact: Cindy Simoneau

Region 2
Richmond, Va.

April 8-9, 2016
Richmond Hotel & Spa
Contacts: Jeff South and Tim Bajkiewicz

Region 3
Location TBA

Contact: Michael Koretzky

Regions 4 and 5
Cincinnati, Ohio

April 1-2, 2016
Kingsgate Marriott and Conference Center
Contact: Patti Gallagher Newberry

Region 6
Minneapolis, Minn.

April 8-9, 2016
Location TBD
Conference website
Contact: Joseph Radske

Region 7
Location TBA

Contacts: Linda Friedel and Mark Reddig

Region 8
Fort Worth, Texas

March 18-19, 2016
History Hilton Hotel
Contact: Eddye Gallagher

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.

Additional Resources

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

Region 9
New Mexico

April 22-23, 2016
Location TBD
Contact: Laura Paskus

Region 10
Location TBD

Contact: Ethan Chung

Region 11
Phoenix, Ariz.

April 29-30, 2016
The Heard Museum
Contact: Amanda Ventura

Region 12
Location TBD

Contact: Amanda Womac

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