EIJ19 Call for Programs and Ideas

The Excellence in Journalism Conference (EIJ), a collaboration between the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), is ramping up for EIJ19 and we need your help for program development. The call for program proposals and conference ideas is now open. We greatly appreciate your thoughtful input and ideas for this conference.

The Call for Program Proposal and Ideas deadline is January 18, 2019.

Receiving your ideas by this deadline will give time for the program committee volunteers and staff to develop the conference program, which is a long process.


Call for Program Proposals

If you have an idea for a conference session and are interested in taking part in the convention, please submit your proposal. Use this form to submit specific program proposals with topic, content, and suggested speaker(s) (including yourself if you expect to speak or moderate).

Call for Conference Ideas

Don't have a specific program to propose? No problem. Use this form to submit general conference topics and speakers you'd like to see without specific program titles or descriptions. The conference programming committee will use this feedback to develop specific programs.


Since 2011, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association have partnered to host an annual conference that provides journalists with the industry’s best training and networking opportunities. The conference was named the Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) conference in order to provide an opportunity for other organizations to partner with SPJ and RTDNA on the event. In 2019, SPJ and RTDNA welcome the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as a partner for the conference. NAHJ previously joined the EIJ conference in 2013, 2015 and 2017. For more on the conference, visit excellenceinjournalism.org.


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