2016 Fall Fiesta Registration Now Open

The annual Texas Association of Journalism Educators’ Fall Fiesta convention will be held Oct. 15-17 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio.

The convention has changes in store for you and your students.

One change is the addition of a special intensive writing session taught by David Knight and Scott Winter on Saturday afternoon.

The results of a survey led to another change. Most advisers asked for a schedule change, and that change is indicated in the tentative schedule. Please be aware of all time changes, especially for contests.

Students in contests will be allowed to use computers. Some printers will be available, but students may wish to bring their own printers. Design contestants will carry in entries as at the national JEA/NSPA conventions. Please check the Write-Off Rules for more information and for any other rule changes.

Sunday’s sessions will cover all aspects of scholastic journalism. On-site critiques will also be Sunday. The convention will conclude Monday morning with the awards ceremony.

Fun is also on the agenda. San Antonio has much to offer, including the Alamo, Sea World, El Mercado, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the Riverwalk.

For a chance to learn and to have fun, plan now to attend the TAJE Fall Fiesta.

[Convention Booklet]

[Hotel Registration]

[Online Registration]

2016 Tentative Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 15
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Registration
1 p.m.  Welcome Assembly  Keynote Speaker  Scott Winter, Bethel University
3-5 p.m. Special Intensive Writing Session David Knight & Scott Winter
2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Write-off, Photography, Online and Broadcast On-Site Competitions
Evening on the Town

Sunday, Oct. 16
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Advisers coffee hosted by Jostens
8 – 10 a.m. Late Registration
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibits
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Class Sessions
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch/ Advisers lunch hosted by Balfour Publishing
1:30 – 4:20 p.m. Class Sessions
Evening on the Town

Monday, Oct. 17
9 a.m. Awards Ceremony