#NABJ14 Programming and
Convention Committees Set Webinar on Proposal Guidelines
Team Will Share Guidance for Successful Submissions
Washington, D.C., (October 22, 2013) – The National Association of Black
Journalists (NABJ) is preparing for its annual signature convention convening
in Boston on July 30-August 3 at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, and announced the
2014 Convention and Programming committees will host a webinar to provide
direction for proposal submissions.
"This will be a great opportunity for potential submitters to learn about content
themes, and what the Committees want to see in applications,” said Deirdre
Childress Hopkins, Programming Committee chairperson.
The Boston theme is Revolution to Evolution: Shaping Our Future.
Childress Hopkins said that the programmatic content is a significant
determinant of the convention’s success; she wants to ensure members have an
adequate chance to align their ideas with the committees’ vision.
Convention chairperson, Charles F. Robinson, III agrees.
"We want all of our members, be they journalists, media and PR professionals,
or sales executives, to benefit from great convention programming,” Robinson
"We have been very careful to make this process inclusive so that everyone can
have a part in shaping #NABJ14. We hope members will join us for a great
discussion and learn key insights for assembling a winning proposal,” Childress
The webinar, titled Workshop Proposal 101, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30
at 8 p.m. Attendees can register online at http://bit.ly/19WWygE
to join the discussion.
The deadline to submit workshops, interactive sessions and learning labs for
the Boston Convention is Dec. 1. More information about the Call for Proposals
is available on the 2014 Boston Convention tab at http://www.nabj.org/?page=2014Workshops.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.