Registration Open for “Best of the West: 2012 SPJ Spring Conference”
Registration is now open for “Best of the West: 2012 SPJ Spring Conference,” set for March 30-31 at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles.
Visit the conference website at http://spjla-bestofthewest.org/ to register for the conference and Mark of Excellence luncheon, and to book a hotel room at the Hilton Universal.
The event will kick-off on Friday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m. with registration and an opening night reception, followed by a fun-filled day of professional development sessions on Saturday.
The annual conference will bring together professional journalists and students from throughout the region – California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. The conference will include sessions on digital journalism, ethics, stress in the workplace and mentoring between professionals and journalists. A separate room will be set aside for networking opportunities throughout the Saturday of the conference.
Register before March 1 to receive the early bird registration rates of:
- $100 early bird registration for professional members
- $125 early bird registration for professional non-members
- $50 early bird registration for students
After that date, registration prices will increase to:
- $125 standard registration for professional members
- $150 standard registration for professional non-members
- $75 standard registration for students
The Mark of Excellence Awards luncheon is a separate ticket at $40.
The Hilton Universal is offering conference participants a special rate of $149 per night, if booked by March 2.
Additional details on speakers, programming sessions and the opening night reception will be released in the coming weeks.
When: Friday evening, March 30 to Saturday, March 31, 2012
Where: Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive in Universal City, CA
Cost: By March 1: $100 for professional members, $125 for professional non-members, $50 for students. After March 1: $125 for professional members, $150 for professional non-members, $75 for students. Registration includes all programs and Opening Night Reception. Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon tickets are sold separately for $40 per person.
Register online: http://spjla-bestofthewest.org/
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