It’s the season to give thanks, so to close my 2011-12 term as president of the Asian American Journalists Association, I will be counting down December with a daily shout-out.
Thank you to everyone who had a hand in shaping the fantastic, forward-looking programs of UNITY 2012.
Here’s my pitch for UNITY12. You should make plans now to join us Aug. 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Pre-registration rates as low as $225 are good only till June 29.
What are you waiting for?
AAJA Nation vs. homemade tamales
In a nod to the UNITY12 host city, National Association of Hispanic Journalists President Michele Salcedo has challenged my organization, the Asian American Journalists Association, to a friendly (and tasty) wager.
Who will bring the most members to the UNITY12 convention in Las Vegas?
At stake for Michele? Three dozen homemade tamales — reportedly “famous, incredibly light and delicious.”
But, really, we all win. The higher the turnout, the more people we can all meet and learn from.
So, what are you waiting for? If you want top-notch journalism training, get registered now^.
^ P.S. Register as an AAJA member and help me get that much closer to tamale victory!
Don’t miss this!
Via UNITY12 Convention:
Final day before UNITY12 prices go up!
This is your last chance to get the best rate on the UNITY12 convention. Sign up now for early-bird savings.
Be sure to join a UNITY alliance association first if you want the best rate. And remember that the early-bird prices expire at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. (Prices go up $75 on Saturday.)
We want you in Vegas for top-notch training and awesome networking opportunities with journalism leaders from around the world.
Why UNITY12? For Better Journalism.
Is UNITY12 on your calendar? If you’re a journalist, it should be!
The first four days of August, hundreds of industry leaders from around the world will be at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, networking and sharing the passion for our craft. And this year’s sessions will offer plenty of tools to help attendees become even more effective at delivering the news.
UNITY12’s early-bird registration cutoff is Friday, so sign up soon for the best rate.
And check out some of the great programming that awaits:
- Hot topics are high on the agenda with immigration and lessons from Jeremy Lin in the spotlight.
- Revive narrative storytelling with long-form journalism and investigative reporting.
- Learn social media nuts and bolts, including how to safeguard your online reputation.
- Hands-on multimedia sessions teach you how to make your own maps and ways to be a better visual storyteller.
- Professional development workshops will coach you on tips to market yourself.
- And a healthy journalist is an effective journalist. Eating well on deadline and having a nest egg are just part of the equation.
I can’t wait for UNITY12! Aug. 1 will be here before you know it, so make sure you reserve a place among the most diverse journalists who will assemble this year.