OTTAWA, April 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The early bird deadline for #CAJ2012 is fast approaching.
Reduced rates to the Canadian Association of Journalists' annual national conference are only available until midnight, Friday, April 13. This is the last chance to save up to $100 off registration for the conference, which takes place April 27-29 at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
The conference offers three days of speakers, panels and workshops designed to appeal to journalists working in every medium. In addition, there are two special screenings of journalism-related documentaries and behind-the-scenes tours of two Toronto newsrooms. As part of the conference, the CAJ Awards will be announced April 28 at a gala and banquet hosted by Global National anchor and executive editor Dawna Friesen.
A recent addition to the lineup is a speech by newly elected NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. Mulcair will speak about his first month in office and take questions from delegates. Our Saturday keynote is Kenny Yum, managing editor of Huffington Post Canada, who will reflect on the digital news organization's first year in the Great White North.
The full conference program is available at the CAJ's website.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing almost 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president, 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680 cell [email protected]
Ellin Bessner, 2012 conference committee, 416-289-5000 ext. 8826, [email protected]
Shauna Rempel, 2012 conference committee, 416-869-4300, [email protected]