OSMA State Convention

March 24 & 25, 2017

Exciting changes in OSMA’s state convention show we’ve been listening to you! The March 24 & 25, 2017, convention at Kent State University has improved Day-of Contests, more time slots for Friday sessions, a Swap Shop so you can REALLY share ideas and publications (pre-register to get all the info about this!), plus a dynamic keynoter we’ll announce soon . We also have plenty of other ways to help you do a better job with your newspaper, newsmagazine, yearbook, broadcast or website so start planning now to join us.

FRIDAY

  • 11 a.m. – Noon
    • Registration, 3rd floor, FirstEnergy Lobby
  • Noon – 12:50 p.m.
    • Swap Shop, Room 340, FirstEnergy Auditorium
    • 50-minute breakout sessions
  • Noon – 1:50 p.m.
    • Day-of Contests
  • Noon – 4 p.m.
    • Four 50-minute breakout sessions
  • 2 – 2:50 p.m.
    • Swap Shop, Room 340, FirstEnergy Auditorium
    • Franklin Hall Tour
  • 2:30 – 5 p.m.
    • CJE/MJE Tests (pre-applied only)
  • 5:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Banquet, Keynote and Award Ceremony, 2nd floor, Student Center Ballroom

SATURDAY

  • 9 – 11 p.m.
    • Three 50-minute breakout session
  • 11 – 12:50 p.m.
    • OSMA member lunch meeting
  • Noon – 12:50 p.m.
    • Lunch break*
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m.
    • Day-of Contest Awards and Closing

*Maps available for nearby food outlets

Register NOW if you didn’t do so with your contest entries.

Convention Hotels

If you need hotel rooms for your OSMA conference stay, in January, we’ll post those with deals for you.