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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union

2018 Fall Convention | Monday, Oct. 15

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union

Register now for the Nebraska High School Press Association fall convention on Monday, Oct. 15, at the UNL Student Union!

The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 5. See forms below.

We’re excited to announce that our keynote speaker is Boyd Huppert, an award-winning reporter with KARE in Minneapolis. Please check out some of his wonderful video stories on his Facebook page.

We’ll have a full day of all things scholastic media — print, online, broadcast and yearbook. More than 30 professionals and educators will share their expertise about writing, interviewing, editing, broadcasting, planning, team-building, social media, yearbook planning, design and production — and much more.

Check out the program.

A tour of 10/11 TV studios will be offered Sunday night (Oct. 14) and a tour of NET studios will be offered Monday after the convention.

We’ll also once again offer a special session for new advisers, featuring Bob Bair, MJE, the retired adviser from Blair High School who has advised student publications and taught photography for more than 40 years.  He is a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and a mentor to many current advisers.

Information for presenters — details about parking, room assignments, room technology, etc.

Here’s the schedule:

Oct. 14

Sunday evening tour of 10/11 TV station, 840 North 40th St., with opportunity to watch a live broadcast. Tour begins at 9 p.m. and ends around 10:30 p.m. (Please indicate on registration form if you plan to attend and how many you’ll have.)

Oct. 15

8-9 a.m., Registration, 2nd floor of Nebraska Union

9-10 a.m., Opening session (Keynote speaker and NHSPA awards)

10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Publication advisers meet

10:15-11:30 a.m., Morning breakout sessions

11:30-12:30, Lunch on your own

12:45-2 p.m., Afternoon breakout sessions

2 p.m., Convention ends

2:30-3:15 p.m., Tour of NET broadcasting facilities, 1800 North 33rd Street (Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend and how many you’ll have.)

The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 5. If possible, please send in your registration forms by the deadline regardless of whether or not you can include payment. We know some of you have difficulty getting payment arranged in a timely manner, and we’re more than happy to work with you on that. But getting a good handle on expected attendance greatly enhances our planning – so thanks for your cooperation.

To register, please complete these: 2018 Registration Forms

Mail to:

Cheri Oltman/NHSPA Convention Registrations
147 Andersen Hall, College of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0479

Parking information: Parking 2018

Hotel information: Sleep Inn and Suites, 2803 Folkways Blvd., is offering NHSPA a special room rate. Contact Carrie Kubesa at 402-440-8404.

Questions? Email Michelle Hassler, NHSPA executive director, at [email protected] or call 402.472.7050.

Thanks so much to these co-sponsors and their generous support of the convention:

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Past conventions

2017 program

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