OTTAWA, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Discounted early bird rates for the 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists annual conference in Edmonton will come to an end this Friday.
#CAJ16 is scheduled for May 27-28 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, featuring a stellar lineup of plenaries, workshops, panel discussions and two skills-based tracks that include our longstanding tradition of data-journalism training.
Early bird rates for members – CAJ memberships start at $45 for first-time members – are as low as $249 plus taxes for the full conference, including a ticket to the conference banquet and 2015 CAJ Awards gala on May 28. Rates will rise by $20 or more on Saturday.
"The CAJ is proud to have one of the most affordably priced journalism conferences in Canada," CAJ president Nick Taylor-Vaisey said. "We work hard throughout the year with our events and conference committees to pull together a first-rate lineup that never disappoints, at a price that is reasonable."
Registration is currently open for this two-day conference, which also includes rates for unemployed journalists and CAJ student members start at $75. Beyond this rate and the ones stated above, discounts are available for CAJ Award finalists as well those registering in a group. These early bird rates will end on May 20.
For those intending to stay at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, our conference room rates starting at $110 plus taxes and fees for a single room may still be available on request. Other preferential rates may also still be available.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing over 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
Registration questions can be sent to: [email protected]
SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, CAJ president, 647-968-2393, [email protected]; Hugo Rodrigues, #CAJ16 conference chair, [email protected]; Dale Bass, CAJ events committee chair, [email protected]