Early bird registration ends Monday for SPJ Region 1 conference

The deadline for early bird registration rates for, “Making CONNections,” the SPJ Region 1 journalism conference, has been extended.

The conference, this upcoming Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, will be at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. It is hosted by the Journalism Department at Southern Connecticut State University and the SCSU SPJ Chapter, with support from the Connecticut Pro Chapter of SPJ.

The keynote speaker at lunch on April 9 will be John Dahl, the VP of ESPN Films. A special pizza reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.

Professional development panels will include sessions on regulations for drone journalism, Freedom of Information issues, ethics, covering college sports, writing about food and beer, book publishing, using Google Trends to improve stories, specialized reporting, entertainment writing and more.

See the program details here. Sessions begin at noon on Friday, April 8 and run until 5 p.m. The conference sessions on Saturday, April 9 begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 6 p.m.

You can register for the conference here. Early bird registration rates are available until noon tomorrow, April 4. Rates will increase by $10 after this time.

For more information, contact conference chair Cindy Simoneau at simoneauc1@southernct.edu.


$40: students (members of SPJ. Member # required)
$45: students (non-SPJ members)
$65: professionals (members of SPJ. Member # required)
$70: professionals (non-SPJ members)

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