Schedule At A Glance

 
 Tuesday, July 31
 
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Career Fair and Exhibition Move-In Ontario Exhibit Hall - Detroit Marriott
 
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Suite Move In Salon 1 - Detroit Marriott
 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute (Invitation Only) LaSalle A - Detroit Marriott
 
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM    NABJ Board of Directors Meeting Cadillac A&B - Detroit Marriott
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    NABJ Town Hall Meeting

The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists presents “Diversity in the D” a Town Hall forum on Tuesday, July 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Theatre, 2301 Woodward Ave., next door to Hockeytown Café in downtown Detroit. The town hall is sponsored by Olympia Development.
 

The panel of city officials, business leaders, newsmakers and media personalities will explore efforts in Detroit to increase and maintain diversity in all areas of Detroit’s civic, professional and business life as well as in the media as we mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the Kerner Commission report.

 
 Wednesday, August 1
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Learning Labs (All Day)**
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Professional Development Workshops
 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Interactive Session One
 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute (Invitation Only) LaSalle A - Detroit Marriott
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Career Fair and Exhibition Move-In Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Suite Move In Salon 1 - Detroit Marriott
 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Chapter Day LaSalle B - Detroit Marriott
 
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Interactive Session Two
 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Career Fair and Exhibition Opens Ontario Exhibit Hall - Detroit Marriott
 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Suite Opens Salon 1 - Detroit Marriott
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Interactive Session Three
 
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM    NABJ Bookstore Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM    Interactive Session Four
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Regional Caucuses
Region I -- Brule A
Region II -- Brule B
Region III -- Nicolet A
Region IV -- Nicolet B
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Welcome Reception & Opening Ceremony Columbus - Detroit Marriott
 
 Thursday, August 2
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Professional Development Breakfasts
 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Interactive Session Five
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Career Fair and Exhibition Ontario Exhibit Hall - Detroit Marriott
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Suite Salon 1 - Detroit Marriott
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Newsmaker Plenary

#NABJTech: Journalism Driven by Technology and Innovation

From push alerts to newsletters, social platforms, virtual reality, podcasts, social media and gaming, technology plays a primary role in how audiences consume news content. Leading voices discuss the platforms and tactics used to amplify innovation and propel the future of media. NABJ Vice President-Digital Roland S. Martin presents a live tech gear demonstration and Retha Hill of Arizona State University presents a TED-style talk on tech, VR and augmented reality within news. This plenary also features a Q&A with DNC chairman Tom Perez on how the party is parlaying technology and social media to reach voters and the black electorate. NABJ extended an invite to a RNC representative as well.

Columbus - Detroit Marriott
 
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Innovation Bubble Davinci - Detroit Marriott
 
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM    NABJ Bookstore Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Professional Development Luncheons
 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM    Interactive Session Six
 
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Learning Lab (Invitation Only)
 
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM    Interactive Session Seven
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Interactive Session Eight
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Receptions
 
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM    President’s Reception (Invitation Only)
 
 Friday, August 3
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Professional Development Breakfasts
 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    NABJ Business Meeting Cabot - Detroit Marriott
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Career Fair and Exhibition
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Coffee & Careers Suite
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Interactive Session Nine
 
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Innovation Bubble Davinci - Detroit Marriott
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Entrepreneurship & Branding Master Class
Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry will deliver a master class focused on entrepreneurship and branding, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Columbus - Detroit Marriott
 
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM    NABJ Bookstore Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM    Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Sessions
 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM    Interactive Session Ten
 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Interactive Session Eleven
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Hall of Fame Luncheon (Ticket Required) Columbus - Detroit Marriott
 
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM    Interactive Session Twelve
 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM    W. E. B. DuBois Lecture/Newsmaker Plenary

Dr. King’s Legacy: Civil Rights Then & Now

NABJ hears from gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on her historic journey and attorney Benjamin Crump on litigating cases of black men killed by police and the social impact. As well, an esteemed group of panelists partake in a conversation on taking up the social justice mantle in King’s legacy.

With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission and the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NABJ celebrates King’s great legacy with a new generation of journalism and media professionals. Thought leaders in civil rights compare and contrast past and present day efforts while amplifying King's message of hope, unity, equity, and civil rights.

Salon 3 - Detroit Marriott
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Elections Press Conference Michelangelo - Detroit Marriott
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Arts and Entertainment Reception Joliet B - Detroit Marriott
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Receptions
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Sam Lacey Sports Pioneer Awards Columbus - Detroit Marriott
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM    Founder’s Reception (Invitation Only)
 
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM    Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam (Ticket Required)
 
 Saturday, August 4
 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM    Professional Development Breakfasts
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM    #NABJ18 Motor City 5K Run, Walk, Bike Powered by FCA US
After engaging in full-and half-day seminars designed to strengthen and enhance their skills, journalists, media professionals, students and educators from all over the country will participate in the #NABJ18 Motor City 5K Run, Walk, Bike Powered by FCA US. The 5K is designed to strengthen your bodies and promote better health. Registration coming soon
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM    NABJ Day of Service
Every year, NABJ gives back to the community that is hosting its convention. This year, Quicken Loans is Presenting Sponsor of NABJ’s Day of Entrepreneurial Service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wayne County Community College District's downtown campus. NABJ members with expertise in social media, branding, interviewing as well as financial and crisis management, will offer guidance to local small businesses and small nonprofits to improve their chances at success. WCCCD, our Location Sponsor, offers career classes and entrepreneurial training year-round.
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Registration & Welcome Center Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Interactive Session Thirteen
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    NABJ Bookstore Salon 2 - Detroit Marriott
 
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Interactive Session Fourteen
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Visual Task Force Photo Auction & Reception

The Visual Task Force (VTF) has invited black photographers and photography organizations to donate prints reflecting the African-American experience. The event is open to the general public. The auction is presented by VTF as an opportunity for photographers to showcase their images to a broader audience. Proceeds from the popular event go directly to the NABJ Scholarship Fund.

Mackinac - Detroit Marriott
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM    Task Force Meetings
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Film Festival I
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Film Festival II
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Film Festival III
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Film Festival IV
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    2018 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala (Ticket Required) Columbus - Detroit Marriott
 
10:30 PM - 2:00 AM    #NABJ19 Miami Kickoff Party Mackinac - Detroit Marriott
 
 Sunday, August 5
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    NABJ Gospel Brunch (Ticket Required)

Get Lifted! - NABJ18 Gospel Brunch

This year's Gospel Brunch is sure to excite as we provide attendees a stellar event featuring legendary and notable Gospel artists to close out the convention weekend. This event will also honor the 2018 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service award recipient and the Journalism Educator of the Year.

Featuring performances by: Vickie Winans, Erica Campbell of Get Up! Mornings who will also serve as emcee, Brian Courtney Wilson and Lexi.

Columbus - Detroit Marriott
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    NABJ Board of Directors Meeting Joliet A&B - Detroit Marriott


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