Hello, and welcome to nash79.com, your home for everything related to the Canadian University Press’ annual national conference. Whether you have been to a previous NASH or are planning on attending for your first time, the prospect of travelling to a different city to meet hundreds of student journalists and hear from industry professionals can be both exciting and overwhelming. This blog will aim to keep you updated on what you can expect at the conference, and also help you prepare for your trip to New Brunswick’s capital, Fredericton.
NASH 79 is just under three months away and we have been hard at work getting venues, accommodations, speakers and social events ready for when you all arrive in early January. While we don’t want to give too much away just yet, if you keep checking back with this blog more details will be unveiled as we get closer to the conference dates.
For starters, over the next couple days we will be announcing a few of the speakers you can expect to be attending NASH 79. Some of these speakers were requested in the pre-conference survey that we sent out in the summer, some have been fan favourites at past conferences and some have emerged as true leaders in Canadian journalism. Needless to say, we are excited with the way things are shaping up.
Along with our initial lineup announcement, we will also soon be accepting submissions for the JHM Awards. These awards are the only in Canada that are dedicated to recognizing excellence in student journalism, and will be open to any student whose work has been published in a student publication in the past year.
So keep checking back with us over the coming days and weeks on our website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts as we have lots in store for you. If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out, as we want this to be a memorable experience for everyone involved.
Until next time,
-Sebastian and Adam