Arianna Huffington to Speak at NABJ Convention 2011!
The NABJ Programming Committee is excited to announce our plenary speaker for this year’s Convention and Career Fair in Philly: author, columnist, and media-mogul Arianna Huffington! Mrs. Huffington is most known for co-founding the popular news website The Huffington Post, and is one of the most influential women in media. NABJ is honored to add Mrs. Huffington to the growing list of major industry players that are sure to make this convention the best one yet!
For more information on Arianna Huffington, click here.
Gwen Ifill, Soledad O’Brien, and more at Authors Showcase!
The list of industry heavyweights for this year’s Convention and Career Fair keeps getting bigger! Gwen Ifill, Soledad O’Brien, Eugene Robinson, and Carole Simpson are just a few of the media elite that will be offering their expertise to this year's Authors Showcase - a unique member benefit and convention-long showcase that offers opportunities for NABJ members to promote their books, and offers aspiring authors expert advice on how-to write, sell, and market that manuscript.
For more information on Authors Showcase, click here.
Special Parking Discount for NABJ Convention Attendees!
A special NABJ discount of 20% has been extended by Parkway to NABJ convention attendees at the 1210 Filbert Street lot conveniently located across the street from the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Please pick up your discount coupon at NABJ registration desk located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Broad Street Atrium during registration hours.
NABJ Summer Specials and Giveaways!
(June 20th - June 24th)
Convention Registration up 30%!
Pre-registration deadline extended to July 1st!
NABJ is excited to announce that registration for the 2011 Convention and Career Fair in Philly is up 30% from this time last year! Our phones are ringing off the hook, hotels are selling out, and tickets are going fast!
Still haven't registered? The pre-registration deadline has just been extended to July 1st!And starting Monday, June 20th, NABJ is offering a five-day series of specials and giveaways you don't want to pass up! From FREE round trip airfare, to VIP Access to the hottest party of the convention -- register for the convention on one of these five days and SAVE!
Register on Monday, June 20th and be eligible to win a FREE ticket to the Gospel Brunch! Enter promo code "2011ConvPA" when you register for your chance to win! Valid Monday only.
Register 5 people Tuesday, June 21st and win a FREE round trip ticket from Continental Airlines valued up to $350 while supplies last! Valid Tuesday only. (Note: All registration fees must be paid from the same account for verification.)
Want to rub shoulders with A-listers in the sports and journalism industry? Be one of the first 20 people to register for the convention on Wednesday, June 22nd and win FREE VIP Access to the NABJ Sports Task Force Jam - the hottest party of the convention! Valid Wednesday only. Winners will be contacted within 24 hours.
POWER HOUR! Register by phone between 10:00am and 11:00am on Thursday, June 23rd to win a FREE ticket to the Salute to Excellence Gala (supply is limited)! Valid Thursday only. Voicemail and email messages/registrations will NOT be honored.
Register on Friday, June 24th and be entered to win a FREE registration for the NABJ Convention in 2012! Valid Friday only.
See you in Philly!
Special Announcement Regarding Hotel Reservations:
Please be aware that while rooms are still available for booking Tuesday through Friday at our host hotel (the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown), availability for booking at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 is closed. Five-day stays including Saturday nights are available next door at the Courtyard Marriott as well as the Residence Inn.
The Courtyard Marriott can be reached for reservations at1.800.321.2211.
The Residence Inn can be reached for reservations at 215.557.0005
VIDEO: NABJ Welcomes You to Philly 2011
NABJ President Kathy Times, Convention Chair Rod Hicks, and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists welcome you to Philadelphia and shares why this convention is one you don't want to miss.
Convention Give-aways: Register this Week !
The NABJ 36th Annual Convention & Career Fair is less than 60 days away!
Be on the look out for other giveaways through June 15. Register today to better your chances of winning! ---------------
Register Today for a Must-attend Convention!
Dr. Ian Smith Jacque Reid Dr. Ro Brock Michael Baisden
Join Dr. Ian Smith, Jacque Reid, Dr. Ro Brock, Michael Baisden, and many more this summer! The NABJ Convention Committee has been hard at work to make the NABJ 36th Annual Convention & Career Fair the best Convention to date. Thousands of the nation's foremost journalists and media professionals will gather in Philadelphia August 3 - 7 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Programming Committee has worked hard to select innovative, educational and entrepreneurial programming that tie into this year's theme, "The Power of Now: Claiming Your Destiny." This year expect to see pre-convention learning labs on entrepreneurship, audio storytelling, innovating with multimedia, mobile- app development, a session by the Investigative Reporters and Editors association on computer assisted reporting, and a mobile storytelling boot camp by the Freedom Forum's Diversity Institute.
Check out www.nabj.org for additional convention and registration information. __________________________________________
Walt Disney World Resort Comes to Philly 2011: Featuring Yolanda Adams and Terrence J
Yolanda Adams Terrence J
On Friday, August 5, 2011, Walt Disney World Resort will host "NABJ Presents" featuring an evening reception and entertaining programming that celebrates Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine , a life-changing event for high school youth, now entering its fifth year. The launch of Disney's Dreamers Academy was first announced at the 2007 NABJ Convention in Las Vegas. It's only fitting that the 2011 NABJ Convention be the site where this important milestone is recognized and celebrated! Celebrity participants include Grammy award winning singer Yolanda Adams, and TV host and actor Terrence J...plus a few other surprises! __________________________________________
2011 Convention Workshops & Learning Labs Preview
As the National Association of Black Journalists returns to Philadelphia, with its history of empowerment and action, you will leave this convention with relevant skills to push you to execute your professional goals. Our lineup of workshops is innovative, educational and entrepreneurial in nature that ties into our theme, "The Power of Now: Claiming Your Destiny."
Journalists and media professionals attending our convention will acquire skills to collaborate within the digital environment - such as creating a blog, developing a mobile app and producing a data visualization project. You will leave with the confidence to transform your aptitude into action!