OTTAWA, April 30, 2013 /CNW/ - #CAJ2013's impressive array of partnerships and sponsorships will celebrate the vitality of press freedom, unlock the secrets behind the world of mapping and lay bare the challenges faced by Canada's finest foreign reporters.
#CAJ2013 runs May 3-5 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, with platinum-level sponsorship from CBC News, silver-level sponsorship from Sun Media / QMi Agency and Esri Canada and Wifi and A/V sponsorship from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. We are proud to be partnered with Newspapers Canada's Ink&Beyond, which runs at the same venue from May 1-3. CAJ and Newspapers Canada delegates can access the same programming on Friday, May 3.
On May 3, which is also World Press Freedom Day, we're joining forces with both Newspapers Canada and the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom to present a keynote luncheon featuring Charles Sennott, the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning GlobalPost. Tickets for this luncheon are available from Newspapers Canada.
On May 4, an expert from Esri Canada will join three award-winning journalists—CBC News' Dave McKie, the Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor, and King's College journalism professor Fred Vallance-Jones—for part of an all-day data journalism workshop that focuses on how maps can help journalists tell stories.
On May 5, we're working with Aga Khan Foundation Canada to present a panel on foreign reporting that features The Globe and Mail's Sonia Verma, the CBC News' Rick MacInnes-Rae, and freelancer Naheed Mustafa.
We've also received support from ScribbleLive, Grey House Publishing Canada, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, the Byward Market Business Improvement Area and the Embassy of the United States of America.
As part of the conference, the CAJ Awards will be announced May 4 at a gala and banquet hosted by CBC News Network and CBC Radio One host Evan Solomon. Tickets to the gala are included with most full-conference registration and standalone tickets can be purchased through the link above. Register for the CAJ conference here until 6 p.m. (ET) on May 2— in-person registration will be available as of May 2 at the venue.
The full conference program is available at the CAJ's website.
The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with over 500 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680 (cell), [email protected]
Micah Luxen, conference committee, [email protected]
Nick Taylor-Vaisey, conference committee, [email protected]
General questions for the conference can be sent to [email protected]