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Convention Registration

Register now for the 2024 OSMA State Convention!

April 19 & 20, 2024 at Kent State University

Registration Form

Friday – April 19, 2024

*Franklin Hall

  • 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Registration
  • 12-12:45 p.m. – Session 1
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Session 2
  • 2-2:45 p.m. – Session 3
  • 3-3:45 – Session 4
  • 4-4:45 – Session 5

*Kent State Student Center Ballroom

  • 5 p.m. Banquet doors open
  • 5:30 Welcome and dinner
  • 6:30 – Keynote speaker
  • 7 p.m. Journalist of the year announcement
  • 7:15 contests and pre-entered contests announced

Saturday – April 20, 2024

*Franklin Hall

  • 9-9:45 a.m. – Session 1
  • 10-10:45 a.m. – Session 2
  • 11-11:45 a.m. – Session 3

**Register for the convention now via this link

Highlights include:

50 or more learning sessions, everything from writing to photography, photography to broadcast, print to social media, journalism to public relations to film. That’s Friday afternoon, April 19. We’ll send you a draft program at least a week before the convention.

Then, Friday evening we’ll host the banquet. Enjoy a buffet with plenty to eat, a keynoter you will enjoy (name to be released in late March), and a chance to receive kudos for what went well and suggestions on how to keep improving your student media. Your publication’s name — and YOURS — can be up on the screen at the awards banquet so everyone can cheer.

Also, if you live far away and want to make this into an overnight stay, we can provide you with a list of reliable hotels, and, Saturday, April 20 you can meet as a staff with a top journalism education facilitator to work with your staff on just what YOU want and need to know.

Be sure you have a current membership and be sure to enter the contests/critiques by this year’s deadline. The OSMA annual membership costs $100 for your school, and it covers the cost of entries from all your student media. You can pay by credit card online or by check. Details on that in early December.

Interested in speaking at the convention? Please fill out a Speaker Registration Form and we’ll get you scheduled!

QUESTIONS? email Maggie Cogar [email protected]

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