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:
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.