Take a look at the preliminary agenda for the 2016 VPA Conference

Here's a glimpse of the agenda for the 2016 Conference in Richmond, set for April 8-9, 2016 at the Hilton in Short Pump. This is a preliminary agenda, so visit regularly for updated information.

Friday, April 8

* 10 a.m. - Registration for VPA and SPJ

* 10 a.m. - VPA Contest display room opens.

* 1-4 p.m. - Bonus Session: VCU Photo Shooting & Editing Held at VCU Campus ($30 fee, separate registration required)

* 2-5 p.m. - VPA/VPS Board Meeting

* 2-4:30 p.m. - Job Fair/Clip-Resume Critiques

Job fair added to 2016 VPA Conference

The Virginia Press Association and Region 2 of the Society for Professional Journalists will host a job fair during the annual conference, set for April 2016 in Richmond.

Ten tables will be available during a 2 1/2-hour slot beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday. Members can rent a table for $25. Contact Kim Woodward at to reserve a table.

Also during the fair, Region 2 of SPJ is offering free resume, clip and broadcast critiques. Region 2 includes Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware and Washington, D.C.


Program announced for annual conference in April

Doug Hiemstra, who oversees the operation of the 28 daily and more than 30 weekly newspapers BH Media Group purchased from Media General last year, will headline the Virginia Press Association Annual Conference that takes place April 4-5, 2014 and culminates with the news and advertising awards banquet.