October 26- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Pre-conference workshops

October 27- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Sessions

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Register for the conference using our new online Registration Form. Registration will be open from August 18 until October 23.

Pre-conference workshops will be held on October 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. in the Tate Student Center on the 1st floor. 

The conference will be on October 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the Tate Student Center on the 5th floor.

Registration Fees-

  • Membership dues covers advisers' registration fees. 
  • Two day attendance- $13 (per student)
  • One day attendance- $10 (per student)

Donuts and drinks will be provided from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m on Thursday, October 27.  Attendees are responsible for their own dinner on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday.  There are a numerous dining options on campus and downtown Athens. 

  1. If attending the pre-conference workshop, bringing a computer is highly encouraged. 
  2. Broadcast participants should bring their own equipment, including cameras, tripods and microphones. 
  3. Bring copies of your newspaper to share and to participate in the on-site critique and/or first-issue competition. 
  4. Students participating in the on-the-spot photojournalism competition should bring their own equipment. 

Conference Extras

Registration for the following is at check-in during the conference.

First Issue Competition- Newspaper/Newsmagazine staffs are encouraged to bring a copy of their first issue for the competition. Ribbons for best overall, best front page, best news coverage, best opinion coverage, best feature coverage, best sports coverage, best photography and best layout will be awarded.

On-site Critique- Newspaper/Newsmagazine staffs may bring a copy of their publication for an on-site review by an evaluator. The evaluator will spend 20 minutes with no more than three members of the staff to discuss your publication. Sign-up is first-come, first-serve at registration.

On-the-spot Photojournalism Competition- Participants must bring their own camera and any card readers/cord necessary to upload their photo to a google drive. The competition will be held on Thursday October 27. More information will be given at registration. 

Hotel Information

A limited number of hotel rooms are being reserved for the GSPA Conference at the Holiday Inn Express hotel. It is conveniently located in downtown Athens near several local eateries and just off the campus of the University of Georgia. The Holiday Inn Express is within walking distance of the Tate Center.

To reserve rooms at the special block rate for Wednesday night, call 706-546-8122 or reserve online using the group code GSP. This block rate will be available until October 5.