NABJ Special Events

 
 

NEW ORLEANS ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS TOWN HALL ON EDUCATION

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm
Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion Auditorium, Xavier University of Louisiana 
7525 Dixon Street,  New Orleans, LA 70125


Doors open at 5:30 pm. Reception to follow until 9:00 pm. 
Registration link: NOABJEdTownHall17.Eventbrite.com

 

NABJ 2017 Welcome Reception
Powered by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (immediately after the convention opening ceremony)
Grand Salons B-D
Hilton New Orleans Riverside 

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts kicks off the NABJ 2017 Convention celebration with fantasy, fun and a festive evening powered by the endless “magic of Disney.”  Meet special guests Jon Landau, renowned producer of the blockbuster movies AVATAR and TITANIC, and Lammon Rucker, celebrity mentor for Disney Dreamers Academy.  Also enjoy interactive experiences and photo opportunities with Mickey Mouse, Goofy and, of course, Princess Tiana!   A DJ will be spinning throughout the night, and you can even get your dance on!  It’s all part of an elaborate evening created by Disney for YOU.  Photo op time!  Please use DisneyParksatNABJ17 when posting on social media.


Lagniappe: The 2017 NABJ Convention Welcome Affair
Presented by The New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Masquerade Night Club, Harrah's New Orleans Casino
8 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA


Big Stan Productions/Red Carpet Events/HereWeGo Entertainment/G. Johnson Productions, in conjunction with the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists (NOABJ), provide you with a little something extra at the end of night as the Crescent City welcomes you to the 2017 Convention. Sounds provided by DJ Raj Smoove and NABJ's own DJ Mike Swift. A portion of the proceeds benefit NOABJ's work to provide financial support to Black journalism and communications students. Click here to purchase tickets. 

 

THE NABJ NEW ORLEANS EXPERIENCE 

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location: The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd

Join Larry Morrow Events and the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists and come party with a purpose as we b
ring together some of the top media ambassadors from across the country for a first class New Orleans Style affair. Free admission for the first 150 people to RSVP. Purchase tickets here.

 

NABJ HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON

Friday, August 11, 2017, 12:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Ballroom

NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists, authors, educators, and activists who have made outstanding contributions to both their industry and the worldwide black community over the course of their careers.
Purchase tickets here

 

NABJ Arts & Entertainment RED CARPET

Powered by MGM Resorts
Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

 

NABJ SPORTS TASK FORCE SCHOLARSHIP JAM

Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:00 pm-3:00 am
House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Annual Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam is a special fundraising event. Come out and enjoy music and dancing for a good cause. Proceeds from the party go to benefit NABJ’s Sports Task Force Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to help aspiring journalists; proceeds also support general funds for NABJ and the Sports Task Force. Purchase tickets here.

 

VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO AUCTION 

Saturday, August 12, 2017 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, St. James Ballroom

The Visual Task Force (VTF) has invited black photography organizations to donate prints about the African-American experience. The event is open to the general public. This auction is presented by VTF as an opportunity for photographers to showcase their images to a broader audience. Since it's inception, proceeds from the popular event will go directly to the NABJ Scholarship Fund. 

 

NABJ SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 7:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The awards ceremony is the only event in the United States that honors exemplary coverage of African/ African-American people or issues exclusively. The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala highlights the work of media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and online journalism, marketing and communications. 

Purchase tickets here.

 

NABJ DETROIT 2018 KICK-OFF PARTY

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join us as we get ready for the 2018 Convention in Detroit!
Purchase tickets here 

 

NABJ GOSPEL BRUNCH

Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:00 am- 10:00 am
Hilton New Orleans Riverside


An NABJ tradition, the Gospel Brunch is one of the convention highlights. Attended culminate for this experience by feasting on the brunch buffet and enjoying entertainment from Amber Bullock, Clifton Ross, Edana and Divinely Destined and Connie & Dwight Fitch with the Voices of Greatness Gospel Choir. 
Purchase 
tickets here

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