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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.

• ASJMC Workshop registration is now closed (2/8/17).
• The Civil Rights Museum tour registration is now closed (2/21/17).


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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
The Peabody Memphis: 149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 • 901-529-4000


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

Sunday, February 26
7:45 AM to 8:15 AM — Breakfast
Sponsored by University of Memphis,
Department of Journalism and Strategic Media

8:20 AM — “Welcome”
Maryanne Reed, West Virginia University, ASJMC President

8:30 AM to 10 AM
Administrative Track“Creating a Startup Culture”
Presiding: Maryanne Reed, West Virginia University
Speaker: Andre Fowlkes, President, Start Co., Memphis

Development Track “Development Boards: Best Practices”
Speakers: Sara Hartley, Assistant Dean, The University of Alabama,
and Litsa Rivers, Director of College Relations, The University of Alabama

10:30 AM to noon
Administrative Track
“Creating an Innovation Culture”
Presiding: Chris Callahan, Arizona State University
Speakers: Kathy Fitzpatrick, American University
Allan Richards,
Florida International University

Development Track— “Alumni Relations: Lessons Learned”
Speaker: Liz Bernreuter, Senior Director of Development, Arizona State University

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Joint Luncheon (both tracks) — Buffet

1:30 PM to 3 PM
Administrative Track — “Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Culture”
Presiding: Sonya Duhé, Loyola University New Orleans, ASJMC President-Elect
Speaker: Brandi Boatner, Digital Experience Manager, IBM

Development Track“Working with the Dean”
Speaker: Jane Barghothi, Executive Director of Development,
University of Georgia

3:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Administrative Track— “Creating a Mission-Driven Culture”
Presiding: Thor Wasbotten, Kent State University, ASJMC Vice President
Speaker: Ellen Crooke, Vice President of News, Tegna

Development Track
“Experiences in Giving a Gift: Donor Perspectives”
Facilitator: Jane Barghothi, University of Georgia

5 PM to 6 PM — Reception (both tracks)

Monday, February 27
8:30 to 9:15 AM — Breakfast
Sponsored by University of Tennessee,
College of Communication and Information

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Administrative & Development Tracks
Creating a Giving Culture”
Presiding: Diane McFarlin, University of Florida
Speaker: Marcy Heim, President, The Artful Asker LLC

11:30 AM to 12:30 p.m.
Joint Luncheon (both tracks) — Boxed Lunch

12:30 to 2 p.m.
Administrative Track
“Post-Election Reflections and Response Dialogue”
Presiding: Thor Wasbotten, Kent State University
Speakers: Jim Osman, Washington Bureau Chief, Media General Television
Janet Kolodzy, Emerson College
Jurnee Taylor, Junior, University of Memphis
Jonathan Capriel, Senior, University of Memphis

2:30 to 5 p.m.
“Tour of Civil Rights Museum”
The tour registration is now closed (Update: 2/21/17)


Registration is now closed. (Update: 2/8/17)
(Workshop is $285 per person: includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and a reception.)

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