Adviser-only Events

Adviser Luncheons • $35

Registration deadline: March 15

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 over a meal. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, ask questions and share experiences.

Friday’s Luncheon
Noon-1:30 p.m.
The Friday adviser luncheon returns in Seattle. Take a breather from the convention to socialize and to laugh. Luncheon speaker will be motivational humorist Sharon Lacey, a stand-up comic and former media specialist in Portland, Oregon. Fern Valentine, a longtime adviser and First Amendment freedom fighter, also will be honored.

Saturday’s Luncheon
Noon–2:20 p.m.
JEA will honor spring award and certification recipients. NSPA will honor Pioneer Award winners. Speakers will be the National Broadcast Adviser of the Year and the H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. 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.

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.

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.