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NABJ Convention RFP Open for 2019 and 2021

Thursday, November 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
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NABJ Opens Request for Proposals for 2019 and 2021 Conventions


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 2, 2017) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is officially opening the Request For Proposal (RFP) convention site selection process for NABJ Conventions in 2019 and 2021.

Cities and hotels interested in hosting the annual convention may do so by requesting an NABJ RFP directly from NABJ's designee, Ms. Rusty Jackson of HelmsBriscoe. Cities and hotels may reach Ms. Jackson at and 864-363-1160. 
The proposed RFP timeline: 
Nov. 6, 2017 - CVB/City expression of interested to NABJ
Nov. 22, 2017 - Final proposals submitted to NABJ
Dec. 18, 2017 - CVB/City finalists notified
Jan. 12/13, 2018 - CVB/City finalists presentations to NABJ
Jan. 30, 2018 - Selected CVB/City notifications
The NABJ Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, led by NABJ Founder William Dilday and NABJ Lifetime Member Dr. Sheila Brooks, outlined the committee's recommendations for future convention site selections following the NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020 directive at the 2017 NABJ spring board meeting. Based on past conventions and other performance metrics, the board accepted the committee's recommendation that identifies 10 cities for NABJ to explore as future convention sites. Although additional cities may bid through a Request for Proposal process and be considered, NABJ has identified 10 cities as locations likely to provide critical revenue generating opportunities for the organization and a successful convention experience for attendees. The 10 cities are:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Charlotte, NC*
  • Dallas, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington, DC
    *To be considered only if discriminatory laws are repealed.
NABJ President Sarah Glover will advise NABJ chapter representatives on the RFP process during a conference call with chapter presidents tonight. 


About The National Association of Black Journalists:
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 additional information, please visit,

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