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Coronavirus announcements: Regional conference postponements and cancellations

– SPJ's Region 1 conference is canceled.
– SPJ's Region 2 conference is canceled, but a virtual alternative is being considered.
– SPJ's Region 4 conference is postponed.
– SPJ's Region 5 conference is postponed and potentially canceled. Details TBA.
– SPJ's Region 6 conference is canceled.
– SPJ's Region 7 conference is canceled.
– SPJ's Region 8 conference is canceled, but a scaled-down version might take place in August. A new date will appear below if/when announced.
– SPJ's Region 9 conference is postponed until late August or October. A new date will appear below once announced.
– SPJ's Region 10 conference is postponed until fall. A new date will appear below once announced.
– SPJ's Region 11 conference is canceled.
– SPJ's Region 12 conference is canceled.

(Please note that Region 3's conference, scheduled for October 24, remains on track for that date.)

SPJ’s Regional 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 Regional Conference in your area.


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 Caroline Escobar. 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

Regional Conference Planning Guide [PDF]
Free tech for regional conferences

October 24, 2020
SPJ Region 3 Conference: Atlanta

Where: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA

Contact: Michael Koretzky

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