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Fall '10 Convention - Bloomington - Oct. 1st - 3rd

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Join INBA for its Fall 2010 Convention at the Parke Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington.  Events begin Friday night with a reception at the hotel, followed by workshops and lunch on Saturday, the Saturday night banquet, the annual scholarship auction, and much more! 


THIS JUST IN:  The Fall 2010 INBA Convention is less than one week away!  There is still time to register online or by contacting convention chair Jacob Long directly.  It is going to be a great weekend!

Below is the most up-to-date convention schedule...


12:30 - 4:00p  INBA Board Meeting

3:00 - 7:00p  Registration

6:00 - 11:00p  Opening Reception and Dinner


8:00a  Registration

8:00 - 8:30a  "Candidates Corner" with Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Sheila Simon

8:30 - 8:45a  Breakfast & Welcome

8:45 - 10:00a  "Covering a Crisis -- How to Better Tell Stories of Tragedy"

10:00 - 10:15a  Break

10:15 - 11:30a  "Balancing Act -- Where to Draw the Line with Social Media in News"

10:14 - 11:30a  "Big Break -- How to Land Your First Job"

11:30 - 12:00p  "Candidates Corner" with Republican State Treasurer candidate Dan Rutherford

12:00 - 1:30p  Lunch & Officer Elections

1:30 - 2:00p  "Knowing Your Rights -- a Lessson in FOIA/OMA" with Illinois' Public Access Counselor

2:00 - 3:15p  "What If? -- A Hands-On Workshop in Current News Ethical Dilemmas"

3:15 - 3:30p  Break

3:30 - 5:00p  Student Tape Critiques

3:30 - 4:15p  IRN, IPR & AP Meetings

4:15 - 5:00p  INBA Foundation Meeting

5:00 - 5:30p  Break

5:30 - 6:00p  Social (Half) Hour

6:00 - 6:30p  "Candidates Corner" with Democrat State Treasurer candidate Robin Kelly

6:30 - 10:00p  Dinner & INBA Scholarship Auction

10:00p  INBA Past President's Reception


9:00a  "The Zoo Beat -- When Animals Make the News"

11:00a  Brunch with the INBA Illinoisan of the Year

12:00p  Convention Ends


**UPDATED 9/29/10 -- Online registration is now closed.  If you'd still like to attend, please contact convention chair Jacob Long by phone at 618-322-8821.

  Prices for the convention are as follows:

Professional Members (before Sept. 15th) $85
Professional Members (after Sept. 15th) $90
Non-members $90
Student Members $75
Saturday Sessions (w/ lunch only) $45
Saturday Dinner Only $50
Member Spouse $70

Panelists who wish to join us for lunch or dinner should contact Convention Chair Jacob Long to make arrangements.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you need a special accommodation in order to fully participate in this conference, including a special dietary need, please contact Jacob Long at or 618-322-8821 by September 15, 2010.



The INBA Fall 2010 Convention will be held at the Parke Hotel and Conference Center.  Attendees can get a special discount on rooms - $99/night plus tax.  You'll need to call the hotel directly at (309) 662-4300 and request the INBA convention rate.  The deadline to secure this special rate is September 15th!