SPJ Region 5 Spring Conference March 26-27

Join other journalists from Region 5 in Chicago March 26-27 for our spring conference.  Meet new people, network and hear some of the industry’s best and brightest on topics ranging from Freedom of Information to emerging technologies.

The event will kick off on Friday, March 26, with a reception at the Loyola Water Tower Campus Atrium. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet conference participants and start networking in advance of Saturday’s professional development sessions.

Saturday’s professional development sessions will also be held at the Loyola Water Tower Campus. The day will be filled with professional development programs to strengthen your career and advance your skills. After lunch is served at the Mark of Excellence Luncheon, we’ll honor the 2009 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards winners. Please contact Heather Porter at SPJ Headquarters with any questions about the event.

Professional development sessions will focus on:

— Freelancing
— Multimedia
— Ethics
— Student press rights
— Radio
— Diversity
— New business models

Confirmed speakers include:

— Tran Ha, RedEye
— Hilary Fosdal, Interactive Content Manager, Barrington Broadcasting Group
— Brian Boyer, Chicago Tribune
— Steve Edwards, Acting Content Manager, Chicago Public Radio
— Rebecca Lindell, Managing Editor, Kellogg World
— Beth Konrad, Loyola University Chicago
— Jill Chanen, Managing Editor, ABA Journal
— Marilia Gutierrez, Managing Editor, Cafe Media LLC
— Antonio Olivo, Chicago Tribune
— Fabiola Pomareda, Reporter, La Raza Newspaper

A special thank-you to Loyola University Chicago (Downtown Water Tower Campus) for their in-kind donation of meeting space. The event will be co-hosted by the Loyola University Chicago student chapter of SPJ.

General Details

Loyola University
Water Tower Campus
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Friday, March 26
Welcome Reception
7:00-9:00 p.m.

 Light hor d’ oeuvres provided. The cost of the reception is included in your registration fee.




Saturday, March 27
Detailed schedule coming soon.


Fee includes Friday night reception and continental breakfast & MOE lunch on Saturday.

Register online at https://www.spj.org/regionalconf-5-register.asp


By midnight, Mar. 9
Pro Members: $70
Student Members $50
Pro Non-Members $90
Student Non-Members $70
Beginning Mar. 10
Pro Members: $90
Student Members $70
Pro Non-Members $110
Student Non-Members $90
Pro Members: $110
Student Members $90
Pro Non-Members $130
Student Non-Members $110




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