December 2015: Looking ahead

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As 2015 draws to a close it’s time to look ahead.

Your Journalism and Women Symposium board of directors is planning some exciting events for 2016.

Of course, there’s the Conference and Mentoring Program, aka CAMP, which will be at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Va., Oct. 28-30. Camp co-chairs Justine Griffin and Marina Villeneuve are already putting together what we know will be a great program of keynote speakers, panel and fun times.

Now is the time to share your ideas with them. The guidelines are here, while the form to submit a panel or speaker idea is here. Your participation is what makes our annual conference such a wonderful experience, so please share!

But before CAMP, in fact, in just a couple of months, we have a couple of other events lined up — and we hope to have more.

On Feb. 27 in Chicago and May 7 in Washington, D.C., Jill Geisler, JAWS advisory board member and Loyola University’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, will hold daylong leadership trainings. We’ll open registration for the Chicago event in January and for the D.C. event in March.

We’re also talking with Reveal about possible audio training on the West Coast, and will have more information after the first of the year if we can work out the details.

Meanwhile, if you’re really planning ahead, mark Oct. 27-29, 2017, on your calendar. Our 2017 JAWS CAMP will be at the Hotel Arlington Resort and Spa in Hot Springs, Ark.

– Sandra Fish