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National Convention 2014

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Join more than 850 journalists, news executives, media researchers and community leaders at the 24th Annual AAJA National Convention at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, August 13-16, 2014.

Whether you are a media industry veteran, new to the field or still in school, the convention is a can’t-miss event for media professionals and future journalists looking to network and grow in their careers. The four-day convention includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, seminars and other activities with interactive discussions about industry and community issues. The convention’s Career Fair & Expo features top news and media companies, universities and journalism industry services, along with one-on-one critiques with veteran journalists and other opportunities for professional and student journalists.

“On behalf of the Washington, D.C. chapter, we are excited to welcome AAJA members and friends to the nation’s capital in 2014,” said convention co-chairs Seung Min Kim, congressional reporter, Politico, and Sherri Ly, reporter, WTTG FOX 5. “With the campaign season for midterm elections in full swing, all eyes will be on Washington, and it will be an exciting time to be in the District.”

The 2014 National Convention will include an unforgettable speaker panel of internationally renowned orators and industry luminaries. The convention will culminate with the AAJA Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 16. AAJA student scholarship recipients will be honored, and national journalism and special awards will be presented to recognize excellence in journalism.

2014 Convention

Dates: August 13-16, 2014

Hotel Information:

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001

A special starting room rate of $174 per night will be available to convention attendees. Convention and hotel registration will open on Dec. 1, 2013. Please continue to check this website and follow @aaja and #AAJA14 on Twitter for up-to-date information about the 24th Annual AAJA National Convention.

Have ideas for programs, topics or speakers that you want to see at convention? The Convention Programming Committee is currently accepting proposals. Help make the 2014 convention the best one yet – share your ideas now! The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 15, 2013.

It all happens in Washington, D.C., and we hope to see you there!

2013 National Convention

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More than 850 journalists, news executives, media researchers, and community leaders will attend the 23rd Annual AAJA Convention at the Hilton New York, August 21-24, 2013.

The three-day convention includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, seminars, and other activities with interactive discussions about industry and community issues. The convention’s career fair features news and media companies, universities and journalism industry services, along with one-on-one critiques with veteran journalists and other opportunities for professional and student journalists.

“On behalf of the New York chapter, we are delighted and proud to host the convention in 2013,” said convention co-chairs Brooke Camp, NBCUniversal Talent Acquisition Lead, News and Digital, and Michelle Yu, SNY (SportsNet New York) Anchor. “We are excited to marshall the city’s resources and energy to make this a fantastic opportunity and event for all.”

This year’s 2013 AAJA National Convention will be a year to remember. In August, we expect to host the most distinguished AAJA Convention to date, with an unforgettable speaker panel of internationally renowned orators, celebrities, and industry luminaries. The AAJA Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet is the grand finale for the convention. AAJA student scholarship recipients are honored, and National Journalism and Special Awards are presented to recognize excellence in journalism.

Convention Registration Rates

Early Registration Pre-Registration On Site Registration
Deadlines April 16, 2013 June 14, 2013 Aug. 24, 2013
Members
Professional $225 $300 $375
Student $100 $150 $200
Non Members
Professional $350 $425 $500
Student $165 $200 $250
Spouse / Partner $215 $225 $240

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