IHSPA Events

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM CONVENTION

The IHSPA convention is held annually on the Franklin College campus, and it features educational programming related to all activities within scholastic journalism for more than 500 students and advisers. The day features a keynote presentation that is followed by the recognition of the Hoosier Star, Rowena Harvey contest, Indiana Administrator of the Year, and Ella Sengenberger Adviser of the Year award winners. The remaining portion of the event program is filled with a wide variety of breakout sessions specifically designed to address relevant topics in student media. Lunch is available for those who wish to purchase it. Any businesses or organizations wishing to participate should complete the exhibitor/sponsor form and submit it before end of the day Jan. 5.

2024 EVENT INFORMATION

WHEN & WHERE
• Friday, Jan. 26 @ Franklin College

REGISTRATION:
• $12 per student (advisers free)
• Meal ticket (optional): $12
• Deadline: Jan. 13

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (all times EST)
• 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — registration table open
• 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — session 1
• 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — keynote presentation & awards
• 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — session 2
• 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — session 3
• 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — session 4

LUNCH TIMES (all times EST)
Students (pre-registration required)
• 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — assigned group 1
• 12:35 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. — assigned group 2
Advisers (free, registration not needed)
• 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — adviser meeting luncheon

Ready to go register? Click here to register before the Jan. 13 deadline!

Need a hotel? Click here to see options near Franklin College!

Want to present a session? Click here to submit your proposal before the Dec. 8 deadline!

 

ADVISER RETREAT

2024 EVENT INFORMATION

WHEN & WHERE
• Saturday, Aug. TBD @ Brown County Inn

REGISTRATION
• $25 for IHSPA Members
• $50 for Non-IHSPA Members
• All Meals Included
• Use Fillable Invoice to Process Payment
• Register Before Monday, Aug. TBD

LODGING
• Room Block Available for Friday, Aug. TBD
• Two Queen Beds Per Room
• $150 (no tax)
• Payments must be made via check payable to Franklin College
• Reservations Due Monday, Aug. TBD

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (all times EST)
Friday, Aug. TBDThe Restaurant at Hard Truth (optional)
• Informal Meetup @ 7:30 p.m.
• Dinner @ 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. TBD — Brown County Inn Woodland Room
• Continental Breakfast @ 8:30 a.m.
• Retreat Program 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ready to go register? Click here to register today!

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

2024 EVENT INFORMATION

WHEN & WHERE
• Thursday, Sept. TBD
• 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
• Franklin College — Napolitan Student Center Branigin Room (#8 on map)

REGISTRATION
IHSPA members: $10
• Non-IHSPA members: $20
• No more than 8 people per school (students may attend without adviser)
• Continental breakfast provided
• Registration due Friday, Sept. TBD
• On-site registration not available

Ready to go register? Click here to register today!

 

All dates subject to change. Schools should process payment by using the fillable invoice. Check page frequently and IHSPA social media to ensure up-to-date information. Direct questions to ihspa@franklincollege.edu.

Last updated: Sept. 27, 2023

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