UPDATE: The Region 1 Conference website has been updated with details on panels, discussions and speakers. Check it out!
Registration is now open for the Region 1 Society of Professional Journalists Conference at Hofstra University on April 17-18.
The Press Club of Long Island is hosting the event and all you have to do is sign u
p by April 1
to take advantage of the early bird registration rates. You also can register on-site starting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17.
The two-day extravaganza will kick off with panel discussions and sessions followed by an opening-night reception at 5:30 p.m. at the top of the Hofstra Library.
The conference will continue all day Saturday with a continental breakfast, morning and afternoon panels and resume critiques.
Lance Ulanoff, a Hofstra alumnus and the editor-at-large at Mashable, will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday lunch. The lunch will also feature a Region One Fund auction and a presentation of SPJ’s Mark of Excellence student journalism awards.
Act now for early bird ticket prices
-Student SPJ member, early bird, $50
-Pro SPJ member, early bird, $65
-Student non-member, early bird, $75
-Pro non-member, early bird, $95
Here’s a look at the SPJ R1C schedule:
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
-11:30 a.m. Registration opens
-12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Resume, clip and tape critiquing
-12:30-2 p.m. Panel 1: How to get a job / Panel 2: FOIL
-2-2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
-2:30-3:45 p.m. Panel 1: Book publishing / Panel 2: Speciality Reporting
-4-5:15 p.m. Panel 1: Personal Branding / Panel 2: Media rights and legal issues
-5:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Reception
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
-8-9 a.m. Breakfast, chapter and regional leader meeting
-9 a.m.-12 p.m. Resume, clip and tape critiquing
-9-10:15 a.m. Panel 1: Photography / Panel 2: Freelancing
-10:30-11:45 a.m. Panel 1: Social Media / Panel 2: Sports Broadcasting
-12-2 p.m. Lunch with auction, keynote and Mark of Excellence Awards
-2 p.m. to closing Resume, clip and tape critiquing
-2:15-3:30 p.m. Panel 1: SEO / Panel 2: Narrative Storytelling
For hotel options, directions and other information, please visit SPJR1C.org or PCLI.org.
Questions? Please email PressClubofL@gmail.com.