Mapping another year of partnership at #CAJ16

OTTAWA, April 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is thrilled to announce it has extended a partnership with Esri Canada that will bring mapping sessions to the #CAJ16 conference for the fourth year in a row.

Through a unique partnership in Canada, Esri has lent the talents of one of its trainers to the CAJ conference since 2013. For the second year, Paul Voegtle will join the CAJ's roster of presenters to do a little show and tell and also dig into mapping as part of the conference's data-journalism stream.

"The strength of our continuing partnership with Esri Canada allows the CAJ to be one of the only organizations in Canada offering this kind of training and access to mapping experts," CAJ president Nick Taylor-Vaisey said. "It continues our longstanding practice of training journalists in the latest data-journalism practices and techniques."

Voegtle will lead a one-hour introduction to ArcGIS Online on May 27, followed by a longer session on mapping with ArcGIS Desktop as part of the data-journalism session on May 28. Esri has again signed on to the CAJ conference as a platinum-equivalent sponsor, in recognition of the value the company brings to our delegates.

#CAJ16 is one of the only places in Canada where journalists can access this type of training at reasonable rates.

Fees for #CAJ16 start at $249 plus HST for CAJ members for the full weekend, including a ticket to the conference banquet and gala. Rates for unemployed journalists and CAJ student member start at $75. These rates will rise on May 20.

Registration is currently open for this two-day conference, scheduled to run from Friday, May 27, to Saturday, May 28, at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in Edmonton, Alta. The hotel is also offering a conference rate, starting at $110 a night plus taxes and fees.

Additional pieces of the #CAJ conference program are still being finalized and will be posted as they are confirmed.

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.

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SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, CAJ president, 647-968-2393,; Hugo Rodrigues, #CAJ16 conference chair,; Dale Bass, CAJ events committee chair,

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