Top Journalism Conferences to Attend in 2015

Below is a list of the most indispensable regional, national and international conferences and workshops in 2015 for individuals practicing, teaching, advising and studying journalism.

They focus on a variety of skill-sets and media and cover both the educational and professional sides of the field. They are listed here in chronological order. (To have your get-together featured, email me ASAP.)

January CAR Boot Camp

University of Missouri, January 12-16, 2015

1

Baton Rouge Watchdog Workshop

Louisiana State University, January 31 – February 1, 2015

1

ACP Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention

Minneapolis, February 6-8, 2015

1

College Media Sports Reporting Training Camp

Nashville, February 6-7, 2015

1

CMA & IRE Higher Ed Watchdog Workshop

Nashville, February 13-14, 2015

1

Southeast Journalism Conference

Georgia State University, February 26-28, 2015

1

ACP Midwinter National College Journalism Convention

Los Angeles, February 26 – March 1, 2015

1

MediaShift Journalism School Hackathon

Arizona State University, February 27 – March 1, 2015

1

SPJ Ted Scripps Leadership Institute

Atlanta, February 27 – March 1, 2015

1

Poynter: The Effective Editor

St. Petersburg, Fla., March 2-4, 2015

1

IRE/NICAR Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference

Atlanta, March 5-8, 2015

1

International Conference on Narrative

Chicago, March 5-8, 2015

1

ONA London: Mobile

London, March 6, 2015

1

AEJMC Mid-Winter Conference

University of Oklahoma, March 6-7, 2015

1

International IBS Conference

New York City, March 6-8, 2015

1

CMA Spring National College Media Convention

New York City, March 11-14, 2015

1

CMBAM Convention

Chicago, March 18-21, 2015

1

SPJ Region 4 Spring Conference

Ohio University, March 20-21, 2015

1

March CAR Boot Camp

University of Missouri, March 23-27, 2015

1

ACES National Conference

Pittsburgh, March 26-28, 2015

1

AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

University of Tennessee, March 26-28, 2015

1

SPJ Region 2 Spring Conference

University of Maryland, March 27-28, 2015

1

SPJ Region 5 Spring Conference

Louisville, March 27-28, 2015

1

SPJ Region 7 Spring Conference

University of Nebraska, March 27-28, 2015

1

Fair or Foul: Ethics of Sports Journalism

University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 10, 2015

1

SPJ Region 6 Spring Conference

Bloomington, Minn., April 10-11, 2015

1

BEA Convention

Las Vegas, April 12-15, 2015

1

ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

St. Petersburg, Fla., April 12-17, 2015

1

Poynter: The Effective Reporter

St. Petersburg, Fla., April 13-15, 2015

1

International Journalism Festival

Perugia, April 15-19, 2015

1

SPJ Region 1 Spring Conference

Hofstra University, April 17-18, 2015

1

International Symposium on Online Journalism

University of Texas at Austin, April 17-18, 2015

1

SPJ Region 11 Spring Conference

San Francisco, April 17-18, 2015

1

Journalism Interactive

University of Missouri, April 24-25, 2015

1

SPJ Region 9 Spring Conference

Denver, April 24-25, 2015

1

SPJ Region 12 Spring Conference

McNeese State University, April 24-25, 2015

1

Barcamp NewsInnovation

Temple University, May 2, 2015

1

International Conference on Comm., Media, Tech. & Design

Dubai, May 16-18, 2015

1

Poynter: The Secrets of Great Enterprise Writing

St. Petersburg, Fla., May 17-22, 2015

1

International Communication Association Conference

San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-25, 2015

1

Poynter: Essential Skills for New Managers

St. Petersburg, Fla., May 31 – June 5, 2015

1

Poynter: The Hands-On Backpack & Mobile Video Workshop

St. Petersburg, Fla., June 1-5, 2015

1

IRE Conference

Philadelphia, June 4-7, 2015

1

Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Print and Pixels

Oxford Brookes University, June 5-6, 2015

1

Poynter: Teachapalooza

St. Petersburg, Fla., June 12-14, 2015

1

Poynter: Hands-On Backpack & Mobile Video Workshop for Educators

St. Petersburg, Fla., June 14 – June 16, 2015

1

NSNC Conference

Indianapolis, June 25-28, 2015

1

National Native Media Conference

Washington D.C., July 9-11, 2015

1

ACP Summer Journalism Workshop

University of Minnesota, July 9-12, 2015

1

IAMCR Conference

Montreal, July 12-16, 2015

1

Washington Journalism and Media Conference

George Mason University, July 12-17, 2015

1

August CAR Boot Camp

University of Missouri, August 2-6, 2015

1

AEJMC Conference

San Francisco, August 5-9, 2015

1

NABJ Convention

Minneapolis, August 5-9, 2015

1

IRE/NICAR Mapping Boot Camp

University of Missouri, August 7-9, 2015

1

AAJA National Convention

San Francisco, August 12-15, 2015

1

Poynter: TV News Anchors: Top Performance on All Platforms

St. Petersburg, Fla., August 16-21, 2015

1

CMA Summer Advisers Workshops

Location TBD, Summer 2015

1

Management Seminar for College News Editors

University of Georgia, Summer 2015

1

NLGJA National Convention & LGBT Media Summit

San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015

1

SPJ/RTDNA/NAHJ Excellence in Journalism

Orlando, September 18-20, 2015

1

Online News Association Conference

Los Angeles, September 24-26, 2015

1

Columbia College Chicago Radio/Webcast Conference

Chicago, September 26, 2015

1

Poynter Leadership Academy

St. Petersburg, Fla., October 4-9, 2015

1

International Conference on Journalism & Mass Communications

Singapore, October 5-6, 2015

1

JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project

Whitefish, Mont., October 9-11, 2015

1

Poynter: The Effective Editor II

St. Petersburg, Fla., October 12-14, 2015

1

ASNE-APME Convention

Stanford University, October 16-18, 2015

1

National Student Electronic Media Convention

Minneapolis, October 22-24, 2015

1

IBS/Simmons College Radio/Webcasting Conference

Boston, October 24, 2015

1

ACP/CMA National College Media Convention

Austin, October 28 – November 1, 2015

1

IBS West Coast School/College Radio/Webcast Conference

University of Redlands, November 14, 2015

1

NCA Convention

Las Vegas, November 19-22, 2015

1

Poynter: Essential Skills for New Managers II

St. Petersburg, Fla., December 6-11, 2015

1

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