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Don't forget...

By registerring for EIJ15, you're entitled to two (2) one-day Park Hopper passes for Walt Disney World. Claim them after you're finished registerring by sending an email here. Please include your name, the email address you are using for the convention registration, the name of your news organization/school, and your title in the email.

Fine print:
– Passes must be requested by Thursday, Sept. 3.
– Each EIJ15 pre-registered attendee must pick up their own passes from any of the Disney parks’ guest relations windows.
– Confirmation emails will be sent to those requesting passes approximately one week before the conference.
– This confirmation email and a photo ID are required when picking up passes at a park's guest relations window.

Tickets to Special Events

NAHJ Hall of Fame & Honors Luncheon | Saturday, Sept. 19 at 12:15 p.m.
NAHJ will honor the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees and will present the President’s Awards. The honorees join a distinguished list of colleagues who have been honored for paving the way for Latinos in journalism and for advocating on behalf of diversity in news.

Quantity x $45 ea

RTDNA Paul White Award Reception | Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The Paul White Award is RTDNA’s highest individual honor, recognizing lifetime achievement in electronic journalism. Open to all.

Quantity x $45 ea

SPJ President's Installation Banquet | Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
National leaders for the Society take office and the Society's highest awards are presented. The most outstanding chapters are honored for their accomplishments. Open to all.

Quantity x $80 ea

Noche de Periodistas NAHJ Journalism Awards Gala | Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
Join NAHJ for a gala where we bring back an awards contest for individuals or team members who cover news on every platform. We will present the 2015 NAHJ Journalism Awards in 21 categories as well as the NAHJ George Ramos “Chale” Award and the Elaine Rivera Civil Rights and Social Justice Award.

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Workshops (optional)

Don't forget: Additional Workshops at EIJ15!

Enhance your EIJ15 experience with this selection of in-depth, hands-on, skills-based workshops offered by our EIJ partners! These longer and more intensive programs are yet another way you can improve your journalism skills at EIJ15.

Each workshop has a separate application process, and space is limited. Follow this link for a complete overview of all the workshops available at the conference, or use the links below to skip straight to the one that most piques your interest! (Don't worry — these links open in a new window so that you may peruse those workshops once you're done registerring for the conference.)

CNN Producer Workshop
CNN From Local Reporter to National Correspondent Workshop
ASNE Minority Leadership Institute
Editing Bootcamp, presented by the American Copy Editors Society

Workshops will take place Friday, Sept. 18. Limited space is available.

Please note: You cannot select two workshops whose scheduled times conflict each other.

   Social Media Deep Dive Workshop | 9 a.m.-Noon | $25
In this three-hour workshop, participants will master new skills in an interactive, hands-on lab environment. They’ll leave better equipped to dig deeper with social media on deadline and for enterprise stories. The deep dive will develop three critical news skills: sleuthing with social search, storytelling with Storify, and corralling social media with HootSuite.

Trainers: Doug Haddix, director, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, Ohio State University; Kevin Smith, deputy director, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, Ohio State University

   News Directors New Media Leadership Bootcamp
9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $50

Learn real-life systems for growing audience, developing original content and driving engagement via multiple platforms, all while building a culture of exclusive community-based journalism. The role of a television news director has always been challenging, but over the last decade, budget cuts, staff reductions and multiple platforms have made the job even more stressful as the world accesses more content than ever before in history. News directors, asst. news directors and directors of digital content will learn systems on Friday that they can begin using on Monday. NOTE: Attendance at this workshop is restricted to current news directors, asst. news directors, executive producers and directors of digital content (or similar role) working in a news capacity. Participants can be from broadcast, print or online newsrooms.

Trainers: Kevin Benz, former news director, trainer, principal at i-Media Strategies; Stacey Woelfel, director, Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, University of Missouri; Chip Mahaney, regional general manager, digital division, The E.W. Scripps Company

   Newsroom Leadership Workshop (Presented in Spanish): Administración, liderazgo y desarrollo en una sala de redacción moderna en español
9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Free (registration required)

En esta sesión de un día de duración, sala por Telemundo los líderes de todo el país recibirán un taller sobre desarrollo de estrategias, desarrollo de equipos, gestión del talento, desarrollo de una unidad de investigación y desarrollo de una estrategia de medios sociales. Si usted está en una posición de liderazgo en un español sala querrá unirse a este período de sesiones. Aprenda a aumentar la participación y las clasificaciones y construir un galardonado equipo de noticias.
English translation: Management, Leadership and Development in a Modern Spanish Language Newsroom
In this day-long session, newsroom leaders from Telemundo stations around the country will lead a workshop on developing strategy, building teams, managing talent, developing an investigative unit and developing a social media strategy. If you’re in a leadership position at a Spanish-language newsroom you’ll want to join this session. Learn how to increase engagement and ratings and build an award-winning news team.

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Radio and Television Digital News Foundation: Make a tax-deductible contribution to the foundation of RTDNA, the Radio and Television Digital News Foundation. RTDNF’s programs are supported entirely by charitable contributions. Your conference badge will carry a distinctive gold RTDNF ribbon.

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Society of Professional Journalists: Make a tax-deductible contribution to the foundation of SPJ, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. The SDX Foundation provides educational grants to SPJ and other worthwhile journalism programs. Your conference badge will display a black SDX Contributor ribbon.

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National Association of Hispanic Journalists: Make a tax-deductible donation to the general fund of NAHJ to support missions of the organization.

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Additional Events

Check the box below to register for these special outings:

Wild Florida Airboats Tour
Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | $45

Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades. Get an in depth look at the gators, birds, eagles, trees and plants as you glide through over 100,000 acres of beautiful wetlands. After the airboat tour, explore the wildlife park full of zebras, watusi, deer, emu, wild boar, lemurs, sloths, monster alligators and much more. With over 100 native and exotic animals, birds and alligators we promise an adventure you won't forget! Transportation and boxed lunch provided.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sneak Peek
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7-9:30 p.m. | Transportation Provided | Free

Walt Disney World invites registered EIJ15 conference attendees to an exclusive sneak peek highlighting 20 delicious years of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The event is free. Please note: RSVPs are required, and everyone attending this event must ride the shuttle provided.

Please also note: This event takes place the evening before the EIJ15 conference officially begins. Attendees under the age of 21 are welcome and proof of age will be required. Please check the box below if you like to attend the festival.

Yes, I will attend the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sneak Peek, and I agree to take the provided shuttle to the event.

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Cancellation Policy: All refund requests must be made in writing to cparvin@spj.org. No requests made by telephone will be accepted. Cancellation requests made before September 4 are subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after September 4.

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