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Full Convention Details

Registration is now closed, so that catering and printing deadlines can be met.

Friday:

12:00 - 3:30 - Timberland Room: Board meeting 

4:00-6:30pm  Timberland Room:  ​Scholarship Interviews

4:00-7:00 - Registration Opens

6:00 - 8:00 - Caterpillar Trail Room:   Opening Reception with cash bar.  Sponsored by Quincy Media Inc.

Saturday:

8:45 - 9:00 -  Salon A  Welcome to Spring Convention 2018

9:00 - 10:30  - Salon A Session A: How to turn data into stories 
                             ​Ryan Denham, WGLT Radio

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45 - 11:15 - Salon A Session B: Get Smart Quick: Immigration Issues 

                               Sonny Garcia, Illinois People's Action

                  Kevin Keykendall, Immigration Attorney 

11:15-11:50 - Salon A Session C: Get Smart Quick: Fact Checking, Misinformation

                                John Chase, Better Government Association

                                A. Jay Wagner, Bradley University

12:00 - 1:30 - Salon A  for Lunch   Sponsored by WMBD-TV
                                   ​INBA General Membership Meeting

1:30 – 3:00 - Salon A Session D: Get Smart Quick: Election Prep:

                                Charlie Wheeler, University of Illinois-Springfield   

                                Brian Mackey, NPR Illinois

                   Dan Shelley, RTDNA                                             

 3:30– 5:00  - State Room Session E: Student Critiques and News Director Roundtable

                                Lesley Van Ness, Quincy Media

                                Lon Lucas, WEEK/WHOI-TV

​                                Shaun Newell, WMBD/WYZZ-TV

                                Eric Stock, WJBC-AM

                                Charlie Schlenker, WGLT-FM
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3:30 - 4:30 - AP Meeting in Caterpillar Trail

3:30 - 4:30 - IPR Meeting in Timberland Room 

4:30 - 5:30 - INBA Foundation Meeting  in Timberland Room 

6:00 - 7:00 - Northwoods Ballroom - Reception Cash Bar

7:00 - 10:00 - Northwoods Ballroom – Dinner, AP and SINBA Awards

                Keynote Speaker: Dan Shelley, RTDNA/RTDNF
 

Sunday:   

9:00 - 10:30 AM – Salon A Session F Surviving and Thriving in a Small Market

               Brooke Brighton, WMBD-WYXX Meteorologist

                Josh Morgan, WREX News Director

              Jeff Burnett, WEEK Producer/Cumulus Media

           

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - 12:00 – Salon A Brunch - Buffet from Childers, Final Resolution