Adviser-only Activities


Saturday Adviser Luncheon • $35
Noon-2:20 p.m. Saturday
Registration deadline: March 21
Meat and vegetarian options. Make reservations early, especially if you are being recognized.

Often the best adviser information and advice happens during informal conversations over a meal. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, ask questions and share experiences.

JEA will honor spring award and certification recipients. The speaker will be the H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. Sponsored by Herff Jones and University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Adviser Receptions

Advisers are invited to attend these evening receptions. They are are a great way to meet new colleagues and relax with old friends.

Thursday Kickoff Reception
9-10:30 p.m.
Following the keynote speech, this reception will give new and first-time attendee advisers a chance to meet the local committee, the JEA and NSPA board members and staffs.

Friday’s Reception
8:30-11 p.m.
Desserts will be featured. There will be an auction/silent auction to benefit the Student Press Law Center. Those who are judging Write-off competitions are especially encouraged to attend after they finish judging.


Adviser Hospitality
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday
Meet with colleagues from across the country in the adviser hospitality suite. Local team members will be available to recommend sightseeing, dining and entertainment options. Friday’s hospitality is sponsored by Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University.

First-Time Attendees

First-Time Attendee Orientation Meeting
6:45 p.m. Thursday
Advisers attending their first convention are encouraged to attend this short orientation, which includes a general overview and explanation of events and how to get the most out of them. Check the convention program, website or app for location.

Continuing Education Unit

Attendance certificates signed by both organizations are available in the adviser tote bags, JEA Bookstore and at at no charge. Check with your school district to see if these certificates will be recognized for CEU credits. These certificates are for advisers only and do not have an affiliation with a university.