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ASJMC conducts a special winter workshop each year, and holds sessions during the annual AEJMC Conference.

2017 ASJMC Winter Workshop

Facing The Future: ASJMC's Next 100 Years

February 25 - 27, 2017
The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN

The ASJMC Winter Workshop will kick off the association's celebration of its centennial. ASJMC was founded in 1917. The workshop theme is "Facing The Future: ASJMC's Next 100 Years". Attendees will need to arrive on Saturday, Feb. 25 since the workshop will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. The workshop will end at 2 p.m. on to Monday, Feb, 27.

There will be an optional tour on Monday afternoon to the Civil Rights Museum. We have also blocked some rooms at the special rate for Monday night for people who stay for the tour or want to sightsee in Memphis. The tour is Monday, February 27, 2:30 pm to 5 pm. Cost: $14 Fee per person (Participation limited to 35.) REGISTER FOR THE TOUR NOW!


Cost of Workshop is $285 per person
Workshop registration includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and a reception.

Register for the Workshop Online NowDownload the Workshop Registration Form


Room rate is $189 single/double plus taxes.

Book rooms online now or call The Peabody Memphis reservations department at 1-800-PEABODY (Mention ASJMC to get the special hotel rate.) A one-night deposit is required to hold the room. The Hotel has at 72- hour cancellation policy


Saturday, Feb. 25
6 to 9:30 PM
– ASJMC Executive Committee meeting

Sunday, Feb. 26
7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
— light breakfast

8:15 AM — “Welcome”

Administrative Track — Session A#1
8:30 AM to 10 AM — “Creating a Startup Culture”
Andre Fowlkes
: President of Start Co., a Memphis-based startup incubator

Development Track— Session #D1*

Administrative Track — Session A#2
10:30 AM to noon — “Creating an Innovation Culture”
Kathy Fitzpatrick
: American University
Allan Richards: Florida International University
(Note: They will be sharing their results of a comprehensive study of innovation in journalism and communication education.)

Development Track— Session #D2*
10:30 AM to noon — “Alumni Relations with Limited Resources: Lessons Learned”
Liz Bernreuter
: Senior Director of Development, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
— Joint luncheon (both tracks) — Lunch (buffet)

Administrative Track — Session #A3
1:30 PM to 3 PM — “Creating a Diversity and Inclusion Culture”
Brandi Boatner
: Digital Experience Manager, IBM

Development TrackSession #D3*
1:30 PM to 3 PM — “Working with the Dean”
Jane Barghothi
: Executive Director of Development, University of Georgia

Administrative Track— Session #A4
3:15 PM to 4:45 PM “Creating a Mission-Driven Culture”

Development Track— Session #D4*
3:15 PM to 4:45 PM — “Donor Panel: Experiences in Giving a Gift”

5 PM to 6 PM — Reception for both tracks

Monday, February 27
8:30 to 9:15 AM
— full breakfast buffet

Administrative & Development Track — Session #A&D5

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Creating a Giving Culture
Marcy Heim
: President, Artful Asker LLC

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM— Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:00PM
Post-Elections Reflections and Response Roundtable
(Led by Thor Wasbotten, this roundtable discussion will include at least one professional and student and will address the ways journalism/media educators can build curriculum and programming around the 2016 Presidential election.)

2:30-5:00 — OPTIONAL TOUR: Tour of Civil Rights Museum (separate cost for tour is $14 — This tour requires a separate registration.)

2017 AEJMC Conference • Chicago, Illinois • August 9-12

Information regarding this meeting will be available in January 2017.

Ticket info - call 800-555-1212