Illinois JEA

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Our 2023 Fall Conference Date Will Be Announced Soon!

The Illinois Journalism Education Association Conference has been helping to build skills and tenacity in high school journalists for generations. We were delighted to host advisers and students from throughout the state at the IJEA Fall Conference 2022. The conference was held:

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Illini Union | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


The day began with our keynote speaker, followed by breakout sessions, lunch and more breakout sessions:

• Keynote speaker — 9:15 a.m.
• Session I — 10:15 to 11 a.m.
• Session II — 11:15 to noon
• Lunch — noon to 1:15 p.m.
• Session III — 1:15 to 2 p.m.

Sessions included tips and advice on:

• Broadcast Journalism
• Print and Editorial Journalism
• Yearbook Design and Writing
• Digital Reporting
• Journalism Preparation for College



For the 2022 conference, the following fee schedule applied:

Advisors: $20 attendance fee. Additional advisors attending who are from the same school (not district) were free. This included an invitation to the Advisors Luncheon (students were on their own for lunch).

Students: $5 attendance fee.

Bus Parking: $35 per bus. This included mini-buses. Buses dropped off attendees at the Illini Union and then headed to State Farm Center to park. There was no advance or reserved street parking for mini-buses.

Payment: Checks were accepted at the registration table during check-in at the conference. Checks were made out to Illinois Journalism Education Association.


More Information

Questions about the conference? Please contact:

Kenneth R. Erdey
College of Media
Department of Journalism
Instructor/Tech Coordinator of Broadcast Operations
[email protected]
(217) 244-6276 – Office
(217) 390-5036 – Mobile


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