Letting It Ride: Betting on the Future of Journalism
Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 11 Spring Conference
April 12 and 13, 2013
South Point Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV
(use the booking code SPJ 0412)
NOTE: The Mark of Excellence Awards is SOLD OUT!
This spring’s Region 11 conference will provide valuable training for news industry veterans who need to keep their skills sharp to not only survive but flourish. And we’ll have lots of chances for students and young journalists to connect with peers and find out how to prepare for the opportunities out there. Yes, there are plenty of chances to get started in the journalism business – and we’ll show you the way.
Your registration price includes an opening reception as well as information-packed sessions. Registration is significantly discounted for SPJ members, and you can join here.
We have some exciting and timely programs in the works, including a not-to-be-missed Saturday Super Session focusing on the “Rush to Publish: Why Getting There First Isn’t Always Gold.” More details about programs and the schedule of events is available here. To see a list of confirmed speakers, click here and here.
The conference will open with a FREE reception Friday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink tickets. A cash bar also will be available. Sponsors are being sought. For sponsorship information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark of Excellence Awards: SOLD OUT!
At lunch on Saturday, April 13, join us to honor the hard-working and talented students receiving Mark of Excellence Awards, SPJ’s recognition of the best of student journalism.
Tickets are just $35 for students and $40 for guests. Note: you do not need to register for the conference in order to attend the MOE lunch. Tickets are sold separately.
Registration is $80 for non-SPJ members, $65 for SPJ members, and $40 for all students. The Mark of Excellence (MOE) student awards luncheon will be ticketed separately at $35 for students and $40 for guests. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 5.
Hotel Info: South Point Hotel & Casino
We've negotiated a rate of $95 per night, for Friday and Saturday, an almost unheard of rate for a Las Vegas hotel on a weekend! Call the hotel directly at 866-791-7626 (toll free) and use the booking code SPJ 0412. To book online, go to http://www.southpointcasino.com and use the same booking code. The room block will be held for us until the cut-off date of March 21 (updated). So get your room reserved now! (**Note: check with the hotel directly if they will still honor the discount code after the deadline).
The hotel will be providing free in-room Wi-Fi and there will be inexpensive shuttles available to and from the Strip, for those who are flying in.
Got a question about the conference? Contact Region 11 Director Teri Carnicelli at email@example.com or 602-410-1267, or Ron Sylvester at the Las Vegas Sun, 702-683-2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
SPJ Region 11
The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. SPJ Region 11 includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada, as well as Guam and the Mariana Islands. Visit http://www.spj.org/region11.asp.