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Tentative Convention Schedule

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) welcomes you to join us from July 31- August 4, 2013, as we gather in Orlando for the 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism. The National Association of Black Journalists will host an array of special events during the convention.
 


2013 Convention Schedule-At-A-Glance

Subject to change


Tuesday, July 30, 2013
9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m. NABJ Board of Director’s Meeting
6:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m. NABJ Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Deep Dive Learning Labs (Half Day) **
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Deep Dive Learning Labs (All Day)**
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Career Fair and Exhibition Move-In
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Deep Dive Learning Lab (Half Day) **
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chapter Day
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Regional Caucus
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Opening Ceremony
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. NABJ After Dark
Thursday, August 1, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Professional Development Breakfasts
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Executive Suite (Invitation Only)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. News U Loft
9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m. Career Fair & Exhibition / NABJ Authors Showcase & Bookstore /Cyber Café Lounge
7:30 a.m. – 8:30a.m. Morning Workout
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Newsmaker Plenary
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Task Force Meetings
12:30 p.m. –  2:00 p.m. Interactive Session I
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Interactive Session II
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Interactive Session III
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. NABJ Candidates Forum
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Receptions
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. NABJ Presents
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. President’s Reception (Invitation Only)
10:00 p.m. – Midnight NABJ After Dark
10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Orlando Chapter Experience
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Morning Workout
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Professional Development Breakfasts
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Executive Suite (Invitation Only)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Career Fair & Exhibition / NABJ Authors Showcase & Bookstore /Cyber Café Lounge
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. News U Loft
 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. NABJ Elections Balloting
 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. NABJ Business Meeting
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interactive Session IV
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Sessions
 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m. W.E. B. DuBois Lecture/Newsmaker Plenary
 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Interactive Session V
 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sports Pioneer Awards Ceremony
 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Receptions
 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Elections Results Press Conference
 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cocktails & Conversations 
 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Founder’s Reception (Invitation Only)
11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Sports Task Force Jam
Saturday, August 3, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 5K Walk/Run *
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. NABJ Golf Tournament*
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Professional Development Breakfasts
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Center
9:00 a.m. – Noon Career Fair & Exhibition / NABJ Authors Showcase & Bookstore /Cyber Café Lounge
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interactive Sessions VI
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. NABJ Day of Service
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Interactive Sessions VII
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.     Film Festival I
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Film Festival II
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Visual Task Force Photo Auction & Reception
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 2013 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala*
10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 2014 Kickoff Party
Sunday, August 4, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. NABJ Gospel Brunch*
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NABJ Board of Director’s Meeting

*Ticketed Event
**Requires Pre-Registration

 

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