We know you want to go to the SPJ Regional Conference in L.A., but you just haven’t had a chance to register. No problem. The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists—your conference host—has extended the Early Bird registration by three days, until Thursday, March 22.
The conference begins Friday, April 27 with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by guest speakers, panel discussions and workshops from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, both at the Universal City Hilton.
Linda Deutsch will be “holding court” at the Friday evening reception, talking about her amazing career at AP. The next morning, USC’s Prof. Robert Hernandez, the self-described “mad scientist of journalism” will kick off Saturday’s events with a talk about the future of journalism.
The remainder of the conference on Saturday consists of a total of nine panels and workshops presented by more than 30 people, many of whom are prominent L.A. journalists. They will be discussing how to cover topics like immigration, disasters, homelessness, the LGBTQ+ community and sexual harassment. In addition, there will be workshops on broadcast investigative journalism, data reporting, freelancing and making your stories “sing.”
Register before March 22 to receive the early bird registration rates of:
$95 early bird registration for SPJ members
$115 early bird registration for non-members
$75 early bird registration for students
After that date, registration prices will increase to:
$115 standard registration for SPJ members
$135 standard registration for non-members
$90 standard registration for students
Registration includes admission to both the opening night reception and the full day of panels and workshops on Saturday.
Admission to just the opening night reception is $50 for SPJ members and $60 for non-members.
In addition to the conference sessions, Emmy Award-winning journalist Stephen Galloway, executive features editor of The Hollywood Reporter, will speak at the Mark of Excellence Awards luncheon on Saturday, April 28.
The Mark of Excellence Awards luncheon is a separate ticket at $55 for students and $65 for non-students.
This conference is only in L.A. every six years so we really hope you can be there! It’s your chance to network, learn new skills and become a more informed journalist.
Register today at spjregion11conference.org/.
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