Jim Kirk, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun-Times will deliver the keynote address at the 33rd annual Illinois College Press Association convention, which is set for Feb. 19-20 at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio St.
Kirk’s keynote is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will cap Friday’s sessions.
Members of the Chicago Press corps will lead sessions for college journalists on Friday and Saturday. A photo shootout competition Friday will culminate with Saturday morning critiques by two photojournalists. The annual awards luncheon on Saturday will honor the winners of the annual editorial and advertising contest.
The convention opens Friday with registration beginning at 1 p.m. and sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday will feature more sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by the awards luncheon at noon. The ICPA board and interested advisers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
A complete convention schedule will be available Friday at the registration desk.
More than 300 people representing 32 schools have registered to attend.
The ICPA is an organization of student newspapers at four-year public and private universities in Illinois.