August 04, 2015

Bring your panel ideas to the business meeting!

I can't believe the conference starts tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again. We've already posted our line up of panels and presentations here, so I won't add that again, but make sure you check us out. When you learn something great, make sure you share it on social media using the hashtag #communityjournalism. I'm going to put together a Storify after the conference of all the best Tweets and Facebooks posts.
With this message, I wanted to encourage everyone to attend our business meeting on Saturday, 7 p.m. just before the social that our interest group head, Dianne Garyantes, set up. The next day we'll be meeting with other division chairs to talk panels for the next conference. Please come with your ideas on what you'd like to see COMJIG do next year so we go in to that meeting with guns blazing. I think that's why our schedule was so packed with great stuff this year. Everyone was prepared and inspired.
So bring all your ideas, big, small and in between. Think about other divisions or interest groups that would make logical partners. Consider next year's setting -- Minneapolis, MN -- and any logical industry or academic partnerships or visits that make sense.
In addition, if you are also interested in helping us plan next year's conference as part of our board, let me know. We are still looking for a graduate student liaison and we could always use help with our teaching and PF&R panel planning.
Thanks again!
Hans (

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