Adviser-only Events

Adviser Luncheon • $35

Noon-2:20 p.m. Saturday
Registration deadline: Oct. 19
Meat and vegetarian options.

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 and Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.

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 Ball State University College of Communication, Information and Media, Elon University School of Communications and Newseum Institute.
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 Jostens.


Adviser Hospitality

7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 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. Friday’s hospitality sponsored by Friesens.


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.