The 2011 National Convention will be held in Detroit. The theme is “Time to Engage,” which reflects the new challenges facing journalism today, and a call to all journalists to engage with each other and our audience.
An international gateway with Canada on the state’s border, Detroit is home to General Motors, Ford and Chrysler; Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and championship sports teams. The convention will be an ideal way for you to learn new skills, meet new friends and recruit new employees. It will be a chance to recharge, reconnect and reflect on how far we’ve come and on how much work we still need to do.
Programs will emphasize digital journalism, adding more diversity to your coverage and newsrooms and what is unique about Detroit.
You’ll have a chance to examine the impact of 9/11 on the nation’s oldest and most concentrated Arab American population, and visit the Arab American National Museum. You’ll see what’s happened since the 1980s, when the death of Vincent Chin, the victim of a hate crime, galvanized the Asian-American community locally and nationally and sparked a movement for social justice and unity that continues today.
Click here for the convention home page, including registration, travel information and more about Detroit, the hosting city.