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2017 NABJ Region I Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 3/31/2017 to 4/1/2017
When: March 31-April 1, 2017
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Annenberg School for Communication - The University of Pennsylvania
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
United States
Contact: Johann Calhoon

Online registration is available until: 3/31/2017
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March 31 - April 1, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will host its 2017 Region 1 Conference at the Annenberg School for Communication on the beautiful campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Hundreds of journalists, communication professionals and students from across the U.S. Northeast are expected to attend the two-day conference.

Titled the “Diversity, Innovation & Technology Summit,” the conference will have a four-pronged approach:

Evolving Innovation
Technical Training
Media Coaching
Community Engagement

In addition to discourse on diversity and inclusion, attendees will actively turn ideas into reality with the opportunity to collectively contribute to new trends and innovations that can invoke change through various entities within the communications sector.

The conference will highlight innovation projects across the country and will feature the various projects happening in Philadelphia i.e., Comcast's Innovation and Technology Tower, University of Pennsylvania's Pennovation and the Science Center's uCity Sqaure Project.

There will also be a focus on innovative blueprints media companies, colleges and universities have crafted to take their information outlets into and beyond the 21st Century. The conference will also serve as a bridge for community members and leaders as their areas may ultimately be affected by these projects.

The conference weekend will kick off with an opening reception hosted by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and will end with an awards ceremony and kick-off mixer for 2018.

CODE Red Party!

Friday, March 31 • 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: WHYY - 150 Sixth Street, located off Independence Mall

Join members of host chapters Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and &
Temple Association of Black Journalists along with our colleagues and sponsors
as they help kick off this year's conference.


Friday, March 31 WHYY 150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Saturday, April 1 Annenberg School for Communication
The University of Pennsylvania
3620 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m WELCOME
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
Location: The Forum inside Annenberg
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sessions #1
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Sessions #2
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sessions #3
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. LUNCH
Location: Foyer of Annenberg
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Sessions #4
3:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Sessions #5
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Sessions #6
4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. BREAK BEFORE KEYNOTE
Walk to Houston Hall
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. KEYNOTE
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall


The Warwick Rittenhouse Square

220 S 17th St, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
(215) 735-6000

Click HERE for Online Reservations

Discounted Rate: $139 per night
Discount Code: “National Association of Black Journalist” or “NABJ”


Special thanks to our hosts:




The University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Office of the Provost

Annenberg School for Communication
Africana Studies Center
The Price Lab for Digital Humanities
The School of Arts & Sciences

The Institute of Journalism in New Media
The Philadelphia Daily News



Temple University School of Media and Communication

The Science Center


Philadelphia O.I.C.
Visit Philadelphia

Philly Friend Level

The Philadelphia Tribune


If your firm would like to be a sponsor for the 2017 Diversity, Innovation & Technology Summit, please reach NABJ Region I Director Johann Calhoun at (267) 602-6527 or


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(By March 1)


(By March 27)

On Site


NABJ Member $25.00  $30.00 $40.00
NABJ Student Member $10.00 $15.00  $20.00
Non-Member $30.00  $35.00 $45.00
Student Non-Member $15.00 $20.00  $25.00

(Total will include a $3.00 administrative fee)

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