Save the date: Combined 4/5 Regional is April 1-2

One of the many pleasures of attending the annual Excellence in Journalism conference is meeting up with Region 4 members. This year, the pleasure was doubled as Region 4 and 5 members met together to begin planning a joint Region 4-5 spring conference.Kingsgate

And thanks to some pre-EIJ conversations, we’ve already booked the Kingsgate Marriott and Conference Center in Cincinnati for April 1-2 for the Regional.

The Regional Conference Planning Committee collected lots of great topic and speaker ideas in Orlando — and invites you to add to the list. Who would you like to meet? What topic do you think would attract students, pros, academics and others? Would you volunteer to set up a panel? Moderate? At this point everything is on the table and all ideas are good ideas. Send yours to me at by Oct. 15. (We’ll keep taking ideas after that, but that’s our first idea deadline.)

Kingsgate, by the way, sits adjacent to the University of Cincinnati campus. It’s a short walk to lots of great entertainment options on campus; and a short ride to the hopping scenes in Cincinnati’s downtown, Over the Rhine and Mount Adams areas, as well as over the river in Northern Kentucky. So you’ll be educated by day — and entertained by night!

What else happened in Orlando?

  • Good sessions, from first day to last.
  • New leadership, on the board and elsewhere.
  • Lots and lots of recognition for Region 4 members, reported in earlier 4th Estate posts.

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