Only 2 more months till the 2012 UNITY Convention at Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas! Attendees will experience the excitement and value of this gathering through thought-provoking plenary discussions, highly interactive current-news sessions, hands-on digital training, and opportunities to explore career prospects at the most diverse journalism convention.

Some of the workshops offered are:

Social Media 301: Headliners
Hear directly from people working within vital social media platforms who are dedicated to getting journalists to use their applications in the effort to find, report and tell stories from diverse communities.

Mobile & Tablets: The New Frontier. Sponsored by Gannett
More people every day are consuming content on mobile devices. At the same time, mobile devices have given journalists a powerful tool to capture and report events like never before. How can journalists better use tablets and mobile devices to tell the stories of tomorrow?

Bouncing back after the pink slip
Getting laid off can be devastating. Sure, you need to start looking for a new position, but how are you caring for yourself? What are you doing to keep your spirits up? How are you maintaining your self-worth and your relationships? We’ll facilitate a discussion on how to best anticipate, understand and respond to your own needs.

In addition, don’t miss the sessions offered in the Spanish-language Media Workshop Room open throughout the convention.

We will also be featuring an Authors’ Showcase and Bookstore where you can engage with featured authors who are journalists or newsmakers on current topics including but not limited to: Roxana Saberi author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, Yalman Onaran, author of Zombie Banks, Ron Chew, Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, Anupy Singla author of The Indian Slow Cooker, and many more.

Special Events and Networking
Don’t miss an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow attendees at the Opening Reception sponsored by The Coca Cola Company and taste a sampling of the popular Coke floats.

For the first time ever, the UNITY alliance banquets will be held on the same night with a shared, pre-function lounge area where attendees can experience and support each association’s pre-Gala auction events together in UNITY!

Register today and save $75 to $200, depending on membership type and status! Higher on-site rates will go into effect on June 30th.

Hurry and reserve your hotel room before the room block and low prices expire!

UNITY has partnered with Association Travel Concepts (ATC) to help with your travel plans to Las Vegas by providing online assistance with booking facilities and connecting you with discounts for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United. In addition, you can book your ground transportation online for your airport-to-hotel transfer for as little as $7 each way.

For more information regarding the UNITY’12 Convention please visit our website

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