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The CSPA invites high school students and faculty advisers to attend and participate in CSPA’s 92nd annual Spring Scholastic Convention. This national gathering of student editors and faculty advisers to newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, video productions, and online media will be held at Columbia University from Wednesday, March 16 through Friday, March 18, 2016.
Delegates can choose from 350 or more sessions organized in seven sequences: newspaper, yearbook, magazine, online media, video/broadcasting, law and ethics and advisers. All seven sequences will run simultaneously throughout the three days of the Convention.
Throughout the Convention, our hourly schedule boasts a variety of special events, including Advisers Luncheons on Thursday and Friday. In addition, the Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers Association (CSPAA) will meet on Friday.
The winners of the Crown Awards for top publications will be presented at the Awards Convocation on Friday afternoon.
More than 500 newspapers, magazines and yearbooks that will enter the CSPA’s 2015 competitions will be displayed at the 92nd Scholastic Convention. The display will include recent high scoring publications. Delegates will be able to browse through the publications on Wednesday and Thursday.
Deadline for early registration is February 22, 2016 at a fee of $109 per person. To qualify for the early registration fee, your registration form and all fees paid must be paid in full and postmarked by the date February 22, 2016.
For all registrations postmarked after February 22nd or made on-site at the Convention, the registration fee is $125 per person.
No purchase orders will be accepted for early registration fees. All purchase orders will be billed the late fee of $125 per person.
Limited seating is available for the FREE Advisers Luncheons on Thursday and Friday. While these Advisers Luncheons are free to attend, each adviser must reserve their seat in advance. We can only accommodate the first 180 people who have reseravations for each luncheon. Please reserve your luncheon seat only if you are sure you will be able to attend.
If students or advisers wish to register additional persons as part of an existing school delegation, they may do so after February 22nd at the late fee.
You do not have to be a CSPA member to attend our events.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: Click here to visit our event Web site.