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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