NIE Central States Conference, June 16-18

Wed, June 16, 2010


June 16-18  •  Dallas, Texas Motor Speedway


The conference theme will be "Basic NIE," with the goal of making newspaper an indespensable part of the educational process. N is for Newspapers - There will be newspapers at this conference, and attendees will be given ideas on how to use them exhaustively as an educational tool. E is for Education and E-editions since the group will discuss the educational potential of the electronic edition.

This is a perfect opportunity to get ideas for your NIE program or if you want to start a new NIE program from scratch. Meet NIE coordinators at papers in surrounding states and other parts of the country. Share ideas and materials that you can immediately put to use at your own paper.

Registration fee: $155.00

Can't afford to attend? Here's a special opportunity from ONF (Deadline: FRIDAY, April 16)
Two OPA members will be selected to attend the Dallas conference with a registration and hotel scholarship from the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. To be considered, e-mail your name, newspaper and other contact information to by FRIDAY, APRIL 16. Briefly describe your NIE program or what you hope to gain by attending the conference! Hurry!

Conference site:  

Download the registration form

The conference will run from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, to 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2010.

D/FW Marriott Hotel

Phone: 817-961-0800  (Tell them you are with the Newspaper In Education conference)

The primary hotel is the Dallas/Ft. Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle which is 1.1 mile from The Speedway Club. (FREE shuttle to/from The Speedway Club)

The rate is $99.00 + taxes if you register by May 25. You figure about $115.00 per night. Not too bad if you can share a room with another attendee.