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2020 NABJ Region I Conference (Postponed)
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2020 NABJ Region I Conference (Postponed)

4/17/2020 to 4/18/2020
When: April 17-18, 2020
Where: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15219
United States
Contact: Tory Parrish, NABJ Region I Dir. and Vanessa Johnson-Evans, Sr. Program Mgr. (

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2020 NABJ Region I Conference

Reimagine, Reinvent & Reemerge: Leveling Up in the Evolving Media Landscape


April 17-18, 2020

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15219



The conference will offer a host of training sessions and panels tied to its theme, “Reimagine, Reinvent & Reemerge: Leveling Up in the Evolving Media Landscape.”

At least 300 journalists, public relations professionals and journalism students from the East Coast and beyond are expected to attend the conference at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, April 17-18, 2020.

The conference will include a job fair (attended by some of the top media outlets in the country), an NBC University master class, Google News Tools Certified Election Reporting Training, and a host of workshops and panels on multimedia use and training, enhancing job skills to remain competitive, media technology, entrepreneurship, etc.

A Friday night opening reception will be hosted by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, the conference’s host chapter, which was named chapter of the year by NABJ in 2015 and 2017. Also, a post-conference reception will be held Saturday evening.

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Register Now for the 2020 NABJ Region I Conference!



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The 2020 NABJ Region I Conference Schedule
Program Book

Pre-registration is Required for the following Region I Conference Events
Click the links below to register.
Friday, April 17, 2020 
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                     NBC UNIVERSITY (Invitation only.)
This workshop is designed to give TV producers, on-air reporters and multimedia journalists’ tips and tricks for organizing themselves, and thinking fast on their feet during a breaking news story. You will also learn how to craft a compelling news package for broadcast. NBC University professors will walk you through how to focus your story, plan appropriately for a shoot, get the most out of your interviews, and outline your package in a way that maintains a viewer’s interest.

By participating in this free workshop, experienced journalists will expand their reporting skills and engage with NBC talent and senior producers.

You must be registered to attend the 2020 NABJ Region I conference to apply to NBC University.

Click HERE to apply by April 1, 2020
Address: 2623 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The host chapter for the conference, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, will throw the opening night reception at Savoy Restaurant, an upscale eatery and lounge in the Strip District.
Enjoy food and music while networking with journalists from some of the top media outlets in the country.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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(Total includes a $3.00 administrative fee)

Registration Rates Early Bird
By Feb. 21, 2020
By April 16, 2020
Onsite Registration
After April 16, 2020
Member $30 $40 $50
Non-Member $40 $50 $60
Student Member $15 $25 $30
Student Non-Member $25 $35
Student Bundles (10 Students) $100 $200 $250

Registration Cancellation Policy

  • All requests for refunds must be submitted online through the Special Event Refund Request Form. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.

  • Professional member registration cancellations received on or before the pre-registration deadline, will be eligible for a refund, less $10 administration fee ($5.00 for students).

  • Cancellations/refunds will not be made for requests received after pre-registration deadline. No Exceptions.

  • Refunds will be processed four to six weeks after the event.




Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

800-228-9290 or 412-471-4000

Click HERE for reservations by March 26, 2020.


Standard room - $129 per night + applicable state and local taxes

Overnight parking - $30 (valet); $26 (self park)

Complimentary guest room internet




United Airlines is offering airfare discounts for the conference. The discount code is ZHX5160340.

To use the code, please book online at or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122.



Thank you to our 2020 NABJ Region I Conference Partners      









Custom partner opportunities are available. To discuss your options, reach out to JoAnne Lyons Wooten, NABJ Director of Development, at or 301-405-6986.


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