2015 Region 1 Conference Update

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 up 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:


-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


-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.


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