Spring 2017 Convention

She covered the 2016 Presidential Race and also knows about the Affordable Care Act and protested pipelines.  Politics, health and science are all in the wheelhouse of Sarah McCammon, who will be the keynote speaker at the INBA Spring 2017 Convention.  McCammon will speak on Saturday, April 22, at the Eastland Suites in Urbana.  That evening's program will also include presentation of the Associated Press awards for journalistic excellence and the SINBA awards for student journalists. 

and to book a room, call Eastland Suites at (217) 367-8331 and ask for the INBA rate.  That rate will expire on April 7.

Friday, April 21

Registration and Opening Reception at Eastland Suites

Scholarship Interviews at Eastland Suites

Dinner on your own in Champaign/Urbana

Saturday, April 22


“The Facts”   Our response to #fakenews.  Where else would we start?

“The Politics of Protest”    The mood’s been changing; are the rules changing, too?

Lunch and Business Meeting at 12noon at Eastland Suites

Special session for students – resume and reel critiques

“Social Media Faux Pas”  Advice on when/when not to post, Tweet or Snap

“Staying Objective in a Polarized Landscape”   The challenges we’ve all been facing

Cocktail Reception at Eastland Suites

Dinner, Keynote Speaker Sarah McCammon, Awards Presentation 6-9:30pm at Eastland Suites

Sunday, April 23

“Sports as News”    When the story’s more than who scored the most points
Brunch and the Closing Resolution

Tours at Blue Waters Supercomputer (optional)