Attend SPJ Regional Conference on April 8-9 in Roanoke

SPJ’s Region 2 Conference will be held April 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke, Va. People can attend in person or via Zoom, and ticket prices start at just $10. (Here is where to register and buy tickets.)

The conference will start on Friday evening, April 8, with a reception sponsored by the School of Communication at Virginia Tech. Come for the swag, stay for the snacks.

The program on Saturday, April 9, opens at 8 a.m. Sessions will cover using Google tools, starting out as a freelancer, startups in the new media climate, international reporting and more. Students and their faculty advisers won’t want to miss the Mark of Excellence Awards lunch, scheduled to begin at noon. 

On the evening of April 9, the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter will hold a reception honoring Beth Macy with the 2021 George Mason Award. Macy is the author of the bestselling book “Dopesick,” which was made into a series starring Michael Keaton. The reception will be held at the O. Winston Link & History Museum of Western Virginia, near the conference hotel.

For hotel room reservations, contact Holiday Inn Valley View at (540) 362-4500. Use code “SPJ” to receive the special $99 rate. Got questions or Suggestions? Contact SPJ Region 2 coordinator Stephenie Overman at

Published by SPJ Virginia Pro

SPJ is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.

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