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Fall '11 Convention Schedule

UPDATED 09/21/11:  Registration is now closed for the Fall 2011 Convention in Springfield.  If you are still interested in attending, some seats might be available-- contact convention chair Michelle Eccles at

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Friday, September 23rd
*Noon-4pm INBA Board Meeting
*4pm-7pm Registration (Piano Lounge)
*6pm-8pm Reception (Gallery Room)

Saturday, September 24th
*7:30am-9:30am Registration (Piano Lounge)

*9am-10:15am Utilizing Social Networking to Cover a Story-Illinois State House News-Jackie Clews, WICS-TV Weatherman-Joe Crain, and CBS News Correspondent-Peter King

*9am-10:15am Opinion Journalism-blogs, talk show hosts- Jim Leach WMAY, Cisco Cotto, formerly of WLS, and Colleen Reynolds from WJBC.

*10:30am-11:45am One Man Banding, It’s not just for television reporters anymore. NBC Universal Backpack Journalist-Andrew Tanielian, WICS Reporter- Mike Brooks

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch/Board Meeting

2pm-3:15pm Behind the Scenes- Jim Kirchherr - Senior Producer, KETC (PBS/St. Louis), Nancy Foreman - Executive Producer, WCIA (CBS/Champaign), Kirstin Skurka, Producer, WTMJ (Milwaukee) and Lacey McCraney, WMAQ (Chicago)

2pm-3:15pm Investigative Reporting on a Shoestring Budget-Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham, Illinois Times’ Bruce Rushton

3:15pm-5:30pm Tape Critiques

3:30pm-5pm Tour of the Capitol

3:45 INBA Foundation
4:30pm IPR/IRN
5:00pm AP

6:30pm-7:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
7:45pm Keynote Speaker CBS’ Peter King
8:30pm Auction

Sunday, September 25th
9:30-10:30am The Best in People-Sarah Watson

10:45am-Noon Brunch-Illinoisan of the Year-Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan- Chief of Staff, Ann Spillane will accept for her.



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