Schedule At a Glance


Ticketed Event*
Requires Pre-Registration**
For new and emerging journalists***

 
 Monday, August 7
 
7:00 PM -     Student Multimedia Project (Invitation Only) Compass
 
 Tuesday, August 8
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    JSHOP (Invitation Only) Chequers
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Student Multimedia Project (Invitation Only) Marlborough A
 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Emerging Leaders Institute hosted by NABJ Executive Suite Steering
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    NABJ Board of Director's Meeting River
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    New Orleans Association of Black Journalists Town Hall on Education Offsite
 
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM    Career Fair and Exhibition Move-In Churchill
 
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM    Coffee & Careers Exhibition Hall Suite Move-In St. Charles
 
 Wednesday, August 9
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    JSHOP (Invitation Only) Chequers
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Student Multimedia Project (Invitation Only) Marlborough A
 
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Career Fair & Exhibition Move-In Churchill
 
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Exhibition Hall Suite Move-In St. Charles
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Jefferson
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Bookstore Jefferson
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learning Labs (Half Day) **
 
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Council of Presidents' Chapter Day Compass
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Learning Labs (All Day)**
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Training Day*** CHART B
 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Emerging Leaders Institute hosted by NABJ Executive Suite Steering
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Parish
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Interactive Workshops One
 
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Interactive Workshops Two
 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Career Fair & Exhibition Opens Churchill
 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Exhibition Hall Suite Opens St. Charles
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Professional Development Luncheon(s)

The Walton Family Foundation : St. James

AT&T and The Shadow League: River 

St. James
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Learning Labs (Half Day) **
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Interactive Workshops Three
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Candidates Forum Chart A
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Regional Caucuses
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Opening Ceremony Grand Ballroom A & B
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Welcome & Networking Reception Powered by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Grand Ballroom D
 
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM    Lagniappe: The 2017 NABJ Convention Welcome Affair Presented by The New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network Offsite
 
 Thursday, August 10
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    JSHOP (Invitation Only) Chequers
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Student Multimedia Project (Invitation Only) Marlborough A
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Jefferson
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Bookstore Jefferson
 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Professional Development Breakfast(s)

ESPN: St. James

St. James
 
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Bourbon Street Band & Revelers Powered by New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Grand Ballroom Foyer - 1st Floor
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Career Fair & Exhibition Churchill
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Exhibition Hall Suite St. Charles
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    NABJ Innovation Bubble Kabacoff
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    NABJ Newsmaker Plenary: POWER UP and BREAK THROUGH Grand Ballroom B
 
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Plenary Breakout Sessions
 
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    Live Oyster Shucking & Tasting Powered by New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau St. James Foyer - 3rd Floor
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM    Professional Development Luncheon(s)

Toyota: St. James

The Annie E. Casey Foundation : River

 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Parish
 
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM    Interactive Workshops Four
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Interactive Workshops Five
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Hurricane Demo & Sampling with New Orleans Drink Lab Powered by New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau St. James Foyer - 3rd Floor
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Powered by New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Grand Ballroom Foyer - 1st Floor
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Cocktails & Connections Boulevard Receptions

E.W. Scripps: Salon 15

Fox News: Salon 16 & 19

OATH: Salon 9 & 12

Sports Journalism Institute: Salon 3

TEGNA: Salon 18, 21, & 24

USA Swimming: Salon 6

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University: Salon 10 

 
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM    President's Reception (Invitation Only) Powered by McDonald's and Wells Fargo Offsite
 
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM    The NABJ New Orleans Experience Offsite
 
 Friday, August 11
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    JSHOP (Invitation Only) Chequers
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Student Multimedia Project (Invitation Only) Marlborough A
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Jefferson
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Bookstore Jefferson
 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Professional Development Breakfasts

American Civil Liberties Union : River

 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    NABJ Business Meeting Grand Ballroom D
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Career Fair & Exhibition Churchill
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Exhibition Hall Suite St. Charles
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    In-Person Elections Jefferson
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    NABJ Innovation Bubble Kabacoff
 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Parish
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Interactive Session Six
 
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM    NABJ Hall of Fame Luncheon Grand Ballroom A & B
 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM    WEB DuBois Plenary: BLACK AND BLUE St. James
 
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM    Black Male Media Project Photo St. James
 
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM    The Divine Nine' Group Photo St. James
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Interactive Session Seven
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    NABJ Arts & Entertainment RED CARPET

Powered by MGM Resorts

Chemin Royal- 1st Floor
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Elections News Conference Jackson
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Sam Lacy Sports Pioneer Awards St. James
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    NABJ A&E Task Force Reception Powered by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network Grand Ballroom A & B
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Cocktails & Connections Boulevard Receptions

Black Press Task Force: Salon 24

FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication and FAMU Office of Communications: Salon 4

Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications Journalism Alumni Reception Powered by NBCUniversal: Salon 7

 

 

 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Founders Reception (Invitation Only) River
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    NABJ A&E Up Fronts

Up Front - Screening "When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story" Powered by TV One

Location: Salon 9 & 12

 

Up Front Screening - "90 Days" Powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition

Location: Salon 3 & 6

 

Up Front Screening - "Black Lightning" Powered by Warner Bros. Television/ Black Lightning

Location: Salon 19 & 22

 
10:00 PM - 3:00 AM    Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam
 
 Saturday, August 12
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Bookstore Jefferson
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    NABJ Day of Service
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Jefferson
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    NABJ Authors' Showcase Parish
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    NABJ Innovation Bubble Kabacoff
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    NABJ A&E Film Festival - Documentaries

Documentary- Film Screening "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities" Powered by Firelight Media

Location: Salon 3 & 6

 

Documentary- Film Screening "Gay Like Me" Powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition

Location: Salon 9 & 12

 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Interactive Sessions Eight
 
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM    Interactive Sessions Nine
 
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM    Task Force Meetings
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Visual Task Force Photo Auction & Reception St. James
 
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM    NABJ A&E Film Festival - Documentaries & Up Fronts

Up Front Screening "S.W.A.T." Powered by CBS

Location: Salon 19, 20, 21, 22 , 23, 24

 

Documentary- Film Screening: "The First To Do It" - Life & Times of Earl Lloyd, the First Black Player in the NBA Powered by Constant Beta Motion Pictures 

Location: Jackson

 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    2017 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala Reception*
 
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM    2017 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner & Gala* Grand Ballroom B
 
10:30 PM - 2:00 AM    2018 Detroit Kickoff Party
 
 Sunday, August 13
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    NABJ Gospel Brunch* Grand Ballroom B
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    NABJ Board of Directors Meeting St. James


This schedule is subject to change


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