Fall 2019 Convention Schedule

The schedule of events for the Fall Convention at Eastland Suites in Urbana.

Here's the schedule of events for the Fall Convention at Eastland Suites in Urbana.

Fall 2019 Convention Schedule

Friday September 27

1:00pm INBA Board Meeting – Cunningham Room

4:00-7:00pm Registration – Lobby

6:00-8:00pm Welcome Reception – Snyder Room

Saturday September 28

9:25am – Past President's Welcome (Laura Trendle-Polus) – Ballroom

9:30-11:30am – Solutions Journalism Workshop (Michael Davis) – Ballroom

12:00-1:30pm – Lunch (Gary Wordlaw-Black News Channel) – Ballroom

1:45-2:55pm – INBA Business Meeting/Elections – Ballroom

1:45-2:55pm – Student Critiques (Rachel Lippman) – Snyder Room

3:00 – 4:30pm – Cannibus Legalization Panel (Brian Moline) – Ballroom

4:30-5:30pm – Breakout meetings (INBA Foundation – Ballroom, IPR – Snyder Room, AP – Illini Room)

6:15-7:15pm – Cocktail Hour – Ballroom

7:15pm – Dinner (Andrea Darlas, Keynote Speaker) – Ballroom

10:00-Midnight – Past President's Reception – Illini Room

Sunday September 29

9:00-10:15am – Reporter Behind the Scenes (Christine Herman) – Ballroom

10:15-10:30am – Illinoisan of the Year (Laura Trendle-Polus) – Ballroom

10:30-11:00am – Brunch and Closing Resolution (Colleen Reynolds) – Ballroom

11:00am – Adjourn

Molly Jirasek

One of my top goals in my career was to get to Chicago. Thanks to INBA I met Margaret Larkin. She remembered our great conversations about Chicago and first alerted me to a job opening in the city I might be interested in. Lo and behold, I got that job! INBA helped me reach my dream.

Alexis McAdams

INBA played a huge part in preparing me for my broadcasting career. The INBA conventions connect students with on-air talent and news directors who give feedback on now to improve your work. Through relationships I made at those conventions, I was able to obtain my first on air reporting job.

Jeff Bossert

When I was working in radio for the first time, I had no idea whether I could truly handle the demands. But INBA made me curious and want to improve. Even now, when I’ve maybe worked a lot of hours or planned some stories that didn’t come together for one reason or another, what I learn from an INBA conference gets me re-invigorated about the business.

Michelle Eccles McLaughlin

INBA is an organization that really caters to continuing education for professionals. It offers a relatively inexpensive way to learn new things, reinforce best practices and network.

Aaron Eades

As a student, it's often difficult to picture what working in the real world will be like. For me, the INBA bridged that gap by giving me the chance to talk to professionals who used to be in the same shoes I'm in now.

Mike Miletich

Joining the INBA was one of my best life decisions. I met some of the best broadcast journalists while I was still a college student. Plus, I ended up getting a job through the connections I made!

Jennifer Fuller

INBA is not only a great networking tool, it also provides advocacy and support for journalists in an ever-changing world.

Ryan Denham

“I recently attended my first INBA conference—and it won’t be my last. The combination of professional and student journalists learning together is electric. Everyone learns from each other and walks away with new friends (and LinkedIn connections). I know I did.”

Nora Baldner

The support INBA gives to student journalists is vitally important as we all discover how technology is changing news dissemination, INBA monitors and actively encourages truth, transparency and accountability from students and their universities.

Brian O'Keefe

One of the greatest benefits for me has been getting to see and know other parts of the state. I’m not from Illinois and traveling to spring and fall conventions over the years has transformed dots on a map to memories of places that enhance my story telling process.

Bob Roberts

INBA is as much about friendship and as it is about achieving common goals. It provides two things individual newsrooms cannot: in-service training, and the ability to speak out on issues affecting the profession. But most of all, it brings newspeople together.

Andrew Tanielian

INBA taught me how to network in a meaningful way. The scholarship process taught me how to endure a hard job interview and thrive.

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