Conferences

Limited amount of tickets still available for the Sunday sessions
of SPJ REGION 1 CONFERENCE 

There are still a few tickets left for our Sunday session of the SPJ Region 1 Conference  April 21-22 in Philadelphia.  The two-day tickets are sold out but those interested in attending our special Sunday sessions at Temple University can still get tickets.  Price is $20. The Sunday session is open to the public.

The theme of the conference “For the LOVE of Journalism,” reflects both our passion for our chosen profession and a growing public appreciation of how the role of a free press serves in a democracy.

We are in Philadelphia, the “city of brotherly love” where so many of the founding principles of our free press took root – from Benjamin Franklin’s “Poore Richard’s Almanac” to the Constitution and the First Amendment.

Sunday’s program is:
      SESSION 1
       12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

  • Building Trust with the Public: New Tow Center Research (panel discussion) – Atrium
  • New Voices – Freeing the Campus Press (panel discussion) – Room AH310
  • Covering LGBT issues – From Stonewall to Trump with Mark Segal – AH 302
  • Diversity Hackathon resumes – Room AH 02

    SESSION 2
    2 – 3:15 p.m.

  • Future of Journalism in Philadelphia (panel discussion) – Atrium
  • Ask a Lawyer with Frank LoMonte – Room AH 310
  • Diversity Hackathon continues – Room AH O2

         3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Diversity Hackathon concludes Room AH 02

There are lots of things to see and do in Philadelphia and the Phillies are hosting the Pirates at home next weekend. Take in a ball game, visit a museum, sample one of the many great places to eat and join us at the special Sunday sessions on Sunday.  For other activities and information on things to see and do visit: http://www.visitphilly.com/

The time frame for reserving discounted hotel rooms at the Courtyard Marriott, 21 N. Juniper St., Philadelphia has expired. We welcome you to call the hotel directly to see if there are still rooms available at 215-496-3200 if you are interested in a room at the standard prices.

To register for just the Sunday event, go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg

See you in Philadelphia,

Jane Primerano, SPJ Region 1 Director, jprim7@netscape.net
Pat Trosky, Keystone SPJ chapter president, pattrosky@gmail.com
John Ensslin, New Jersey SPJ chapter president, johnensselin@gmail.com

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