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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.


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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.

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Regional Conference Planning Guide [PDF]
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April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019
SPJ Region 1 Conference: Boston

Where: Northeastern University, Boston, Ma

Contact: Jordan Frias

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April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019
SPJ Region 2 Conference: Ocean City, Md.

Where: Holiday Inn Oceanfront, 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Contact: Andy Schotz

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March 9, 2019
SPJ Region 3 Conference: Savannah, Ga.

Where: Savannah State University

Contact: Sharon Dunten

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March 8, 2019 - March 9, 2019
SPJ Region 4 Conference: Cleveland

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Where: Cleveland State University

Contact: David Campbell

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April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019
SPJ Region 5 Conference: Louisville

Where: University of Louisville, South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY

Contact: Michele Day

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April 12, 2019 - April 13, 2019
SPJ Region 6 Conference: Bloomington, Minn.

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Where: Crowne Plaza Aire MSP Airport - Mall of America, Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN

Contact: Joe Radske

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April 6, 2019
SPJ Region 7 Conference: Warrensburg, Mo.

Where: University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

Contact: Leah Wankum

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March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019
SPJ Region 8 Conference: Stephenville, Texas

Where: Tarleton State University

Contact: Kathryn Jones

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April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019
SPJ Region 9 Conference: Albuquerque, N.M.

Where: The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Contact: Mike Marcotte

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April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019
SPJ Region 10 Conference: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Where: N/A

Contact: Don Meyers

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March 30, 2019
SPJ Region 11 Conference: Las Vegas

Where: Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, 129 East Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Contact: Wesley Juhl

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March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
SPJ Region 12 Conference: Nashville

Where: N/A

Contact: Jimmy McCollum

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