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2017 NABJ Convention and Career Fair

8/9/2017 to 8/13/2017
When: August 9-13, 2017
Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA  70130
United States
Contact: 301-405-0248

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#NABJ17: Power Up and Break Through
Hilton New Orleans Riverside | Aug. 9-13, 2017


The 2017 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair theme is "Power Up and Break Through." We'll explore the future of media, ongoing industry disruptions and newsroom best practices. We'll prepare convention attendees for their own professional breakthrough moments and provide the skills to power up.

Convention Chair Program Chair

Ryan Williams
Director, Multicultural Initiatives at NBCNews


Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D.
Professor, Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications


Welcome to the online attendee registration form. 
Registering for the #NABJ17 Convention and Career Fair is now easier than ever. Register Today and Save!

Option 1 - Online Registration: Click HERE button above to register today.

Option 2 - Mail/Fax Registration: Click HERE to download the paper registration form.

If you’re not signed in to our site already, you’ll need your username and password to view discounted member rates.


Attendee Registration Early-Bird
By March 1, 2017
By June 1, 2017
After June 1, 2017
Professional Member
Emerging Professional Member
Alumni Member

$325 $380 $550
Academic Member
Media-Related Professional Member

$325 $380 $550
AffiliateChapter Member Discount
Discount only available by mail/fax. Affiliation membership will be verified.

$275 Discount Expired Discount Expired
Student Member

$225 $275 $300

$550 $550 $600
Non-Member Student

$310 $330 $350

$295 $295 $550
Child (under 12yrs. old)

$225 $225 $300
Daily Registrant - Member

$295 $295 $295
Daily Registrant - Non-Member

$400 $400 $400
Convention Special Events

Hall of Fame Induction & Luncheon-Friday, August 11, 2017

$60 $60 $75

Salute to Excellence Gala-Saturday, August 12, 2017

$100 $100 $115

Gospel Brunch-Sunday, August 13, 2017

$50 $50 $65
Bundle Meal Tickets
One (1) Ticket each for NABJ Hall of Fame Induction & Luncheon, Salute to Excellence Gala, and Gospel Brunch)
$180 $180 $205


  • Registration confirmations will be emailed.
  • Pre-registration ends June 1, 2017. After this date, you must register on-site.
  • Registration transfer requests must be in writing and received on or before June 1, 2017. Click HERE to submit your registration cancellation request online.
  • Promo codes and discounts must be processed during registration to receive the discounted rate. No adjustments or refunds will be honored.
  • Only registered attendees with a badge may attend convention events/activities.
  • Lost badge fee is $100.
  • All meal events will be ticketed. Tickets are not guaranteed unless selected on the registration form. Seats are limited and will be ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration rates quoted are in U.S. dollars. Checks must be payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • No personal checks accepted for onsite registration.
  • Return check Fee is $50 in addition to registration fees.
  • All requests for refunds must be in writing. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.
  • Professional/Emerging/Alumni/Academic/Media Related member registration cancellations received on or before June 1, 2017, will be eligible for refund, less $125 administration fee ($35.00 for students)
  • Cancellations/refunds/transfers will not be made for requests postmarked after June 1, 2017. No Exceptions.
  • Refunds will be processed four to six weeks after the convention.

Registration Installment Payment Agreement is available. All balances must be paid in full by June 1, 2017.

  • Registration installment payment agreement form must be submitted via fax or mail. Click HERE to download the registration form.
  • A nonrefundable $100.00 minimum deposit is required.
  • A $10.00 administration fee will be required for all installment plans.
  • Registration balance will be divided into three (3) equal payments.
  • Credit card payments will debit automatically on the 15th day of each month.
  • Outstanding balances must be paid in full in order to receive registration materials.
  • All outstanding balances or registrations received after June 1, 2017 will be processed at the onsite rate. No exceptions.

If there is default in making any payment, the full balance is immediately due. If the balance is not paid in full by June 1, 2017, the registration fee will be increased to the onsite rate. Any payments received after the pre-registration deadline will be applied towards the updated onsite rate balance. All registration balances must be current and paid in full to receive registration material at the convention.

Please click the HERE button above to begin the attendee registration process. 

For questions regarding your registration, please contact our registrar or 301-405-0554 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT, Monday – Friday.

 Call for Workshops

The call for workshop panel submissions is now open
. The Program Committee is looking for quality proposals with focused and well-defined topics that demonstrate relevance in the media industry, along with those that feature best practices in emerging technologies, storytelling techniques and interactivity.
Only current NABJ members will be able to submit general workshop proposals as part of the call for proposals process. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2017, at midnight PDT.

 For more information about submitting a workshop and to access the submission form, please click here!
Hotel Reservations

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

To make your hotel reservation, please contact the Hilton New Orleans Riverside at 504-584-3959. Reference "NABJ" to receive the discounted standard room rate of $159 + tax.

Online reservations are available at

There are a limited amount of rooms at the convention discounted rate. We strongly recommend reserving your room today. Make your reservation early to ensure you stay at the conference hotel. All room reservations must be made by July 5, 2017. Reservations made after this date will be based on availability and may not be at the negotiated room rate.


The 2017 NABJ Career Fair booth sales are now open! Click HERE to review the booth rates and download the space contract. For questions regarding booth sales, please contact Veronique Dodson at or 301-405-0554.

Space is limited, reserve your booth today.

Contact JoAnne Lyons Wooten, or 240-460-5153

Click HERE to review the 2017 NABJ Convention and Career Fair Corporate Partnership Guide

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