Adviser-only Events

Adviser Luncheons • $35

Registration deadline: Oct. 21

Meat and vegetarian options. Make reservations early, especially if you are being recognized Saturday.

Often the best adviser information and advice happens during informal conversations during a meal. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, ask questions and share experiences.

Friday’s Luncheon
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Join the convention planning committee at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Yachtsman Steakhouse, featuring a talk by Ted Spiker, chairman of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ Department of Journalism. Sponsored by

Saturday’s Luncheon
Noon–2:20 p.m.

JEA will honor fall award and certification recipients, NSPA will present its Pioneer Awards, and the Dow Jones News Fund will recognize honorees in its Teacher of the Year program. Speakers will be the Carl Towley Award winner and the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. Sponsored by Herff Jones.

Adviser Receptions

Advisers are invited to attend these evening receptions. They’re are a great way to meet new colleagues and relax with old friends.

Thursday Kickoff Reception

9–10:30 p.m.

Following the keynote speech, this reception will give new and first-time attendee advisers a chance to meet the local committee, the JEA and NSPA board members and staffs. Sponsored by Brooks Institute and Friesens Yearbooks.

Friday’s Reception

8:30-11 p.m.

Desserts will be featured. There will be an auction/silent auction to benefit the Student Press Law Center. Those who are judging Write-off competitions are especially encouraged to attend after they finish judging. Sponsored by Elon University School of Communications and Newseum Institute.

Adviser Hospitality

7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday
and 7:30 a.m.–noon Saturday

Meet with colleagues from across the country in the adviser hospitality suite. Local team members will be available to recommend sightseeing, dining and entertainment options. Sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications and Picaboo Yearbooks.

First-Time Attendee Orientation Meeting

6:45 p.m. Thursday

Advisers attending their first convention are encouraged to attend this short orientation, which includes a general overview and explanation of events and how to get the most out of them. Check the convention program, website or app for location.