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Spring '12 Convention - April 27 - 29

Join INBA in Macomb!

INBA's next convention will be held April 27-29 in at the Spoon River College Outreach Center in Macomb, IL.  

 In addition to several development workshops, we'll hold our annual Awards banquet, featuring awards from the Illinois Associated Press and the Students in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

Keynoting Saturday night will be Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride.


Sessions and Workshops

Convention planners are busy setting up sessions and finalizing details.  For information, or if you'd like to volunteer to help with the convention, contact convention chair Rich Egger at

Saturday Night Banquet

Our featured speaker on Saturday night will be the Honorable Thomas L. Kilbride, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.  Justice Kilbride is expected to speak about the Court's recent policy, allowing electronic media recordings in Illinois' trial courts.  He will also be invited to take questions from the audience.

We'll also continue our annual tradition of hosting awards from the Illinois Associated Press and the Students in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.


Hotel & Convention Venues

The convention will be held at the Spoon River College Outreach Centers.

Accomodations for those stying overnight are at the nearby Hampton Inn Macomb.  INBA has negotiated a competitive $89/night (plus tax) room rate for convention attendees-- the deadline to reserve rooms at this special, discounted rate is March 30. 

To reserve your room NOW, call the reservation desk at 309-837-6000.  Please mention the group code -  INB.

You may also reserve rooms online at  In the field provided, enter in the group code INB.

Prices and Registration:

** Registration is now closed.  For details on available seats for the convention, contact Rich Egger at

Professional Members
Non-members $90
Student Members $70
Saturday Sessions (w/ lunch only) $45
Saturday Dinner Only $50
Member Spouse $70

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you need a special accommodation in order to fully participate in this conference, including a special dietary need, please contact Rich Egger at 309-298-1873 or by April 2, 2012