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2020 NABJ Region II Conference (Postponed)

3/13/2020 to 3/15/2020
When: March 13-15, 2020
Where: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, Missouri  63101
United States
Contact: Sia Nyorkor, NABJ Region II Dir. and Vanessa Johnson-Evans, Sr. Program Mgr. (vevans@nabj.org)


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CONFERENCE POSTPONED!


2020 NABJ Region II Conference

Telling Our Story!


 

March 13-15, 2020

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel

800 Washington Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63101


#NABJinTheSTL


THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

 

Rapidly changing news platforms, the deluge of major news stories and the upcoming presidential election demand skilled and agile journalists.

The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (GSLABJ) will focus on these topics and more when it hosts the 2020 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region II Conference, March 13-15, 2020, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in Downtown St. Louis.

“We are excited to host this conference in St. Louis,” said Sharon Stevens, NABJ Region II Conference Chair. “Guided by the conference theme, Telling Our Story, we are working with local and national partners to present quality programming and workshops that engage conversations about journalism. Particularly conversations that are relevant today.”

The conference is open to working journalists, professional communicators, as well as journalism and communications students.

“We welcome NABJ Region II, which covers 13 Midwestern states,” said GSLABJ President Carol Daniel. “We’ve been the epicenter of national and global coverage, and a launch for so many national voices in the field of journalism. This is the place to be and now is the time to be here.”

As a first for NABJ Conferences, Google will host the Google News Election Training Workshop, which will cover topics such as “How to Visualize Your Election Story.”

The conference will feature a number of panels and events, including the following:

  • Ferguson, Mo.: Impact on Journalism
  • The NABJ Career Fair
  • Luncheon
  • Covering The 2020 Presidential Election
  • Saturday Night Scholarship Fundraiser Party, Sunday Jazz Brunch, and more!

Join Us in St. Louis!

Register Now for #NABJinTheSTL 2020!


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Subject to change.

Click HERE to Download
The 2020 NABJ Region II Conference Schedule
Program Book

#NABJInTheSTL
Program Updates - Saturday, March 14
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Landmark 3
Sportin' Life: Covering Sports in the New Decade
This panel will cover what it takes to be a sports reporter in the digital age, covering everything from youth sports to the XFL.

Moderator:
Maurice Drummond - co-anchor, KMOV-TV News 4 This Morning. Former sports director at Ch 4

Panelists:
Mike Claiborne - Cardinals Network broadcaster for KMOX Radio
Ahmad Hicks - Reporter/weekend sports anchor, Five on Your Side
Alvin a. Reid - Veteran sports columnist for the St. Louis American newspaper and weekly panelist for “Donnybrook.”
11:30 a.m. - Noon Pre-Luncheon Break
Pre-registration is Required for the following Region II Conference Events
Click the links below to register.
Saturday, March 14
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room: Landmark 2

Conference Registration Required                                                                                                          
Podcasting for Reach | Sponsored by Knight Foundation and PRX (Landmark 2)
Thinking of starting a podcast but unsure of how to stand out in a crowded market (or even where to start)? This interactive workshop led by PRX’s podcast training team will help you make sense of it all from the ground up. Using design thinking and a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn strategies to confidently make key early decisions and identify the ways you can create a podcast that fills meaningful needs for your audience. Plus, you’ll receive feedback on your ideas from peers and podcasting professionals.

Note: This is an engaging, hands-on workshop and to get the most out of it, we strongly encourage participants to attend the full session.

Register for this session HERE or visit the Registration Desk prior to the session.

Trainers – Alexandra Blair - Project Manager, PRX and Stephanie Kuo - Project Catapult Project Manager, PRX
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room: Landmark 2

Conference Registration Required

Podcasting for Reach | Sponsored by Knight Foundation and PRX
Thinking of starting a podcast but unsure of how to stand out in a crowded market (or even where to start)? This interactive workshop led by PRX’s podcast training team will help you make sense of it all from the ground up. Using design thinking and a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn strategies to confidently make key early decisions and identify the ways you can create a podcast that fills meaningful needs for your audience. Plus, you’ll receive feedback on your ideas from peers and podcasting professionals.

Note: This is an engaging, hands-on workshop and to get the most out of it, we strongly encourage participants to attend the full session.

Register for this session HERE or visit the Registration Desk prior to the session.

Trainers – Alexandra Blair - Project Manager, PRX and Stephanie Kuo - Project Catapult Project Manager, PRX
9:00 p.m. - until
Room: Statler

Conference Registration Required

NABJ Region II Saturday Night Scholarship Jam
Cash bar and light appetizers

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

$20 per ticket in advance
$25 at the door; Exact cash or credit card payments accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

No Refunds

This party will support Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists' Minority Journalism Workshop Scholarships
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Room: Statler
Telling Our Story Luncheon
Learning how to best tell stories using the tools, examples and experiences shared at the NABJ Region II Conference can work up an appetite! What better way to fill your stomach and learn even more?

ALSO JOINING US:
Dorothy Tucker - NABJ National President and WBBM-TV investigative reporter
Sharon Stevens - NABJ Region II Conference chair
Darion Watson - KMOV-TV HR director
Carol Daniel - GSLABJ president and KMOX news anchor

Due to unexpected changes in news coverage and his schedule, Mr. Whitaker will be unable to join us.
Sunday, March 15
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Room: Statler
Jazz Brunch
It's the end of the conference but we don't want you to leave on an empty stomach! Join us for a grand buffet brunch with entertainment. Please sign up if you plan to attend so we'll have an accurate count for the hotel.

If you will be attending the Jazz Brunch, please RSVP HERE or visit the Registration Desk prior to the brunch.
REGISTRATION

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Registration Rates Early Bird
By March 12, 2020
Pre-Registration
After March 12, 2020
Member $35 $45
Non-Member $50 $60
Student $25 $35
Student Non-Member $40 $50

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.



HOTEL

 

 St. Louis Hotels  

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel

800 Washington Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63101

(314)418-5854



Click HERE for reservations.

 

Standard room - $159 per night + applicable state and local taxes (currently at 18.929%)

 

PARTNERS

 

Thank you to our 2020 NABJ Region II Conference Partners

 

                       

 

 

                         



                         



                        



         


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


CONFERENCE POSTPONED!



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