In a 2013 survey of Spring JEA/NSPA adviser convention attendees, 67 percent of respondents said they engaged with exhibitors while at the convention. Sixty percent said exhibitors are somewhat important to very important in influencing their decision to attend the convention.
About the conference
The Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association have been partnering each fall for more than 40 years to put on the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. Our partnership helps bring together more than 3,300 high school student journalists and their advisers to experience powerful keynote speakers, more than 300 breakout sessions, on-site critiques and contests and the latest trends, services and resources at the convention trade show.
Typically as many as 3,300 high school student journalists working for their newspapers, yearbooks, news magazines, literary magazines, broadcast programs and online news sites. As many as 650 publication advisers are also represented at the annual event. Trade show vendors include yearbook publishing companies, software companies, government agencies, colleges and universities, journalism-related nonprofits and movie studios.
3,300 attendees are expected at the 2014 JEA/NSPA Convention
Roughly 17 percent of attendees are decision-making advisers
300+ breakout sessions
24,000 square feet of exhibit space
Our conventions are designed to provide the type of customer engagement you’re looking for. If you’re looking to have a large presence at the convention we offer a variety of sponsorships to help you get the most for your money; combining sponsoring, exhibiting and advertising all into one. If you want to meet your clients or prospective clients face-to-face, exhibiting at the trade show may be your best bet. Or, if you’re interested in a hands-off approach, we have print advertising options in the registration booklet, convention program or adviser tote bag insert.
About the trade show
The convention trade show runs Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Registration will be at the rear of the exhibit hall to help increase traffic on the trade show floor. Additionally, the exhibit hall is located near breakout rooms and pre-convention seminar locations.
Convention trade show hours:
Thursday, April 10
- 8 a.m. to noon — Exhibitor setup*
- 1 to 7 p.m. — Exhibits / Registration open
*Early setup is available Wednesday afternoon for a $250 surcharge. Contact NSPA for more details.
Friday, April 11
- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Exhibits open
- 4 to 6 p.m. — Tear down exhibits
Deadline for Reservations for all sponsorship opportunities is March 3, 2014.
Trade show booth assignments
Booth space is assigned based on sponsorship level and the date in which the contract is received by NSPA. Rotation of booth spaces may also be based on location at previous conventions and the number of years the organization has exhibited with JEA/NSPA. Premium booth spaces, well-positioned for maximum traffic in the trade show hall, are available at a premium price.
Reserve hotel rooms online
To take full advantage of the convention, exhibitors who live outside the San Diego metro area are encouraged to stay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the sanctioned and officially designated JEA/NSPA convention hotel.
If you have questions about any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Diana Mitsu Klos at NSPA.
Diana Mitsu Klos, executive director, NSPA
2221 University Ave. SE Suite 121
Minneapolis, MN 55414