31st Annual ICPA convention set for Feb. 21-22 at DoubleTree Hotel, Chicago

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The 31st annual Illinois College Press Association annual convention will take place Feb. 21-22 at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio St.

Members of the Chicago Press crops will lead sessions for college journalists, a photo shootout competition will be held and the annual awards luncheon will take place to announce the winners of the annual editorial and advertising contest.

To attend the annual convention, ICPA members must act quickly. Reservations at the DoubleTree need to be made by Feb. 6. The convention rate is $124 a night up to quad occupancy. Reservations can be made by phone, 312-787-6100 for the time being.

In addition to registering at the hotel, ICPA members need to register with me for the convention. Registration is $45 per person if made before Feb. 10. After Feb. 10, the registration cost jumps to $90. Registration covers expenses for the awards luncheon and other expenses for the convention.

Email John Ryan, secretary-treasurer at  jmryan@eiu.edu.

The annual convention begins on Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, with registration. Four educational sessions will be held per hour culminating in a keynote address to end the afternoon. Four educational sessions per hour will be held on Saturday morning, Feb. 22, leading up to the awards luncheon at noon. A detailed schedule will be forthcoming.

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