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Schedule at a Glance

 
 Monday, July 30
 
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Student Projects
 
 Tuesday, July 31
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    UNITY Board Meeting Lagoon D
 
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Exhibitor Registration
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Alliance Board Meetings
 
 Wednesday, August 1
 
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Registration Mandalay Bay Foyer
 
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM    Concurrent Educational Sessions
 
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM    Media Showcase & Career Expo Bayside AB
 
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM    Meet NAHJ Candidates
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Opening Ceremony & Conversation Mandalay Bay Ballroo
 
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM    Opening Session Presented by UNITY and Time Warner, Sponsored by The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Mandalay Bay Ballroo
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Opening Reception Sponsored by The Coca Cola Company Islander Ballroom
 
 Thursday, August 2
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration Mandalay Bay Foyer
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Live Broadcast: Presidential Candidates Forum Sponsored by CNN/Time Warner (Candidates Invited)
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    UNITY '12 Photo Competition Breaker J
 
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM    My Country VS Me, and Asian American Dreams by Helen Zia

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Concurrent Educational Sessions
 
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Media Showcase & Career Expo Bayside AB
 
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Meet NAHJ Candidates
 
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    NAHJ Region 4 Meeting Reef F
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    NAJA Membership Meeting Breaker F
 
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM    AAJA Membership Meeting Breaker G
 
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM    NAHJ Membership Meeting
 
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM    NLGJA Membership Meeting Breaker D
 
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM    Press Conference: NPR Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM    The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America and The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration by Ray Suarez

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM    Broken Like This by Monica Trasandes

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM    NAHJ Region 7 Meeting Reef F
 
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM    Concurrent Educational Sessions
 
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM    Zombie Banks by Yalman Onaran

Authors' Showcase sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Mentoring Reception Sponsored by Comcast/NBC Universal

Media Receptions

Mandalay Bay CD
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Media Reception sponsored by Time Warner/CNN (by invitation)

Media Receptions

Islander DE
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    NewU Meetup Reception

Sponsored by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Media Reception Sponsored by NPR/CPB
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Media Reception sponsored by Gannett (by invitation)

Media Receptions

 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Media Reception sponsored by News Corporation

Media Receptions

Islander BC
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Media Reception sponsored by Prudential

Media Receptions

Islander AF
 
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM    AAJA ELP Advance Reception

Pre-registration Required

South Pacific B
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Presidents' Reception sponsored by Caesars Entertainment (by invitation only)
 
 Friday, August 3
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration Mandalay Bay Foyer
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Live Broadcast: Presidential Candidates Forum Sponsored by CNN/Time Warner (Candidates Invited) Mandalay Bay Ballroo
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Media Showcase & Career Expo Bayside AB
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    NAHJ Chapter Leadership/Region Directors Training Reef F
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Concurrent Educational Sessions
 
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Meet NAHJ Candidates
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media by Juan Gonzalez

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
12:00 PM - 12:40 PM    Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism by Ron Chew

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM    The Second Time We Met by Leila Cobo, CANCELLED

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Press Conference: Rights Equal Rights

Rights Equal Rights will be launching a Global Boycott today of Amway because of company owner Doug DeVos' recently uncovered $500,000 contribution to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). NOM a recognized Hate Group is the most virulently anti-LGBT organization in the country. 

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM    Strategic Planning for Love & War, Relationships and Adult Conversations by Jo Lena Johnson

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM    Concurrent Educational Sessions
 
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM    Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM    The New Face of Small-Town America by Edgar Sandoval

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM    How Great Women Lead by Bonnie St. John

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM    AAJA Silent Auction
 
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM    UNITY Alliance Pre-Gala Reception
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    NAHJ Pre Gala Reception
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    AAJA Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet

Sponsored by Chevrolet & OnStar

 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    NAHJ Hall of Fame Gala
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    NAJA Awards Reception & Silent Auction
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    NLGJA Awards Reception & Silent Auction
 
 Saturday, August 4
 
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Media Showcase & Career Expo
 
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM    NAHJ Board Meeting & Training
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-III) Mandalay Ballroom IJ
 
9:15 AM - 2:00 PM    Concurrent Educational Sessions
 
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM    Patriarch, My Extraordinary Journey from Man to Gentleman by H.L. Sudler

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM    The Next IQ: The Next Level of Intelligence for 21st Century Leaders by Arin Reeves

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W
 
12:00 PM - 12:40 PM    Brothers (& Me) by Donna Britt

Authors' Showcase Sponsored by HarperCollins

Mandalay Bay Foyer W