Adviser-only Events

Adviser Luncheons • $35

Registration deadline: Oct. 25

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

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

Friday’s Luncheon
Noon-1:30 p.m.
No Fall Fiesta luncheon this year? No worries. The Texas Association of Journalism Educators will present its Trailblazer, Pathfinder and Friend of Journalism Awards at a Friday luncheon beginning at noon. Texas advisers and interested others (after all, our state motto is “Friendship”) may reserve tickets while registering for the convention online. TAJE appreciates Balfour for its support of this luncheon. Only 75 tickets are available for this event.

Saturday’s Luncheon
Noon–2:20 p.m.
JEA will honor fall award and certification recipients. NSPA will honor Pioneer Award winners. Sponsored by Herff Jones.

Adviser Receptions

Advisers are invited to attend these evening receptions. They are 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. This reception is sponsored by 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.

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 is sponsored by University of Montana School of Journalism.

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.