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NABJ AUTHORS SHOWCASE & BOOKSTORE

Don’t miss the chance to take advantage of the 2024 NABJ Authors Showcase & Bookstore, an informative and exciting offer at the NABJ Convention & Career Fair, July 31-Aug. 4, at the Hilton Chicago.

Open to all attendees, no RSVP required.




NABJ HALL OF FAME INDUCTION & LUNCHEON
Friday, Aug. 2, 2024
Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

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.

 

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NABJ SPORTS TASK FORCE SCHOLARSHIP JAM
Friday, Aug. 2, 2024
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA

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.

 

Disclaimers: Must be 21+. Please arrive at the event as early as possible to guarantee entrance. There could be capacity issues if you arrive very late. No refunds.

Ticket information coming soon.




NABJ VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO AUCTION 
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024
Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

The Visual Task Force (VTF) has invited Black photographers and 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 its inception, proceeds from the popular event will go directly to the NABJ Scholarship Fund.

Open to all attendees, no RSVP required.



NABJ SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024
Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

 

The awards ceremony is the only event in the United States that honors exemplary coverage of the African diaspora and Black 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.

 

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NABJ GOSPEL BRUNCH
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024
Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

An NABJ tradition, the Gospel Brunch is one of the convention highlights. Be uplifted while feasting on the brunch buffet and enjoying inspiring entertainment.

 

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Please Note: Underage drinking is not permitted at NABJ events. In addition, all convention attendees are subject to the rules of the NABJ Code of Conduct.

Important Notice: Entry to each event is on a first-come, first-served basis. You may not be able to enter some sessions because of seating capacity. We strongly encourage you to arrive early. Otherwise, you may be directed to an overflow room, a closed circuit hotel channel or viewing through live-stream sources.