Registration Open for SPJ Region 11 Conference

Registration is now open for the SPJ Region 11 Conference on April 27 and 28, hosted by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, at the Universal City Hilton.

The conference website, available at, includes a full schedule and bios of all 34 panelists, workshop presenters and speakers.

The event will begin with a no-host reception on Friday evening, April 27. Linda Deutsch, retired AP courts reporter, will “hold court,” sharing war stories and telling tales from some of the biggest trials of the century including Charles Manson, the Menendez Brothers, O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson.

USC Professor Robert Hernandez will kick off the conference Saturday morning, April 28, giving his thoughts about recent trends in journalism and the changing news media.

Next up, will be many sessions conducted by top-notch local journalists from newspapers, radio and TV speaking about how to cover a variety of timely topics including immigration, disasters, homelessness, the LGBTQ+ community and sexual harassment.

Several other workshops, focusing on broadcast investigative journalism, writing ledes, data reporting and freelancing, will also be offered throughout the day.

Register before March 19 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 Los Angeles every six years, so mark your calendar to attend. It’s an amazing opportunity to network, learn and be inspired! For sponsorship possibilities and any questions, please email

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