Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 12

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Media Tours

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. JEA Board Meeting

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Pre-convention Workshops

1–7 p.m. Convention Check-in

1–7 p.m. JEA Bookstore

6:15 p.m. First-time Attendee Orientation (Advisers Only)

7–9 p.m. Opening Ceremony/Keynote Speaker – Note the earlier start time

9–10:30 p.m. Adviser Kickoff Reception

Midnight Convention Curfew

Friday, April 13

7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Adviser Hospitality

8 a.m. JEA General Membership Meeting

8 a.m.–noon Write-off Desk Open

8 a.m.–4 p.m. Convention Check-in and JEA Bookstore

9 a.m. Breakout Sessions Begin

9–11 a.m. Break with a Pro

Noon-3:30 p.m. On-site Critiques

3:30–6 p.m. CJE/MJE Testing

4–6 p.m. Write-off Contests

4 p.m. NSPA Best of Show Deadline

6 p.m. Write-off Judging and Dinner

8–10 p.m. Student Swap Shops

8:30–11 p.m. Adviser Reception/SPLC Auction

8-11:30 p.m. Student Entertainment

Midnight Convention Curfew

Saturday, April 14

7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Adviser Hospitality

8 a.m. Breakout Sessions Begin

8 a.m.–noon JEA Bookstore

8 a.m.–1 p.m. Convention Check-in

9 a.m.–1 p.m. On-site Critiques

Noon–2:20 p.m. Adviser Awards Luncheon

3:30–6 p.m. JEA/NSPA Awards Ceremony (includes Best of Show, Pacemakers, Write-offs, Journalist of the Year, Aspiring Young Journalist)

Midnight Convention Curfew

Sunday, April 15

No Programing