2016 Conference

Official conference hotel for the DFW meeting on October 14-15

SpringHill Suites by Marriott-DFW East/Las Colinas/Irving
5800 High Point Dr., Irving, TX

Rate is $89 plus taxes per night for a King bed suite or for a Two-Queen suite.  To make a reservation, call the hotel and tell them you are with South Central Broadcasting Society.  Includes breakfast, free wifi, free parking, free airport shuttle (if you’re flying in), refrigerator and microwave.

Other hotels to consider closer to the conference: (to be added)

Conference Information

REGISTRATION FOR FRIDAY:  You will do your per person SCBS Conference Registration here, then do a second registration for the Southwest Newsroom Workshop (see below).   The Friday evening SCBS program is being hosted by TCU and SCBS activities are co-sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce, Tarrant County College Northeast, and Texas Wesleyan University.  NOTE: The SCBS link above is for individual registrations in your own name–if you use it for multiple attendees, you must then send an email to scbs.nbs@gmail.com listing all the attendees connected to your Eventbrite payment.  If you need to do one registration for your group and list the attendees at the time of registration, use this page instead.

Friday October 14, Schedule (tour specifics and TCU map and parking info here)

° Tours of media facilities from noon to 5 pm.  Each attendee may attend two separate tours.
°  5:30 – 6:30 pm, at TCU, BEA program and social with pizza and beverages provided.
°  6:30 pm: Attending Schools Introductions.
°  6:45 pm Keynote Speaker: Media Professional and educator Eva Coleman
°  7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony
SCBS Friday Events registration is $10 (increases to $25 starting October 1st).

Saturday October 15, Southwest Newsroom Workshop

Go to the Southwest Newsroom Workshop registration page and separately register for their all-day Saturday media careers and newsroom workshop, $30 for students through 9/30, then $50. Be sure to register early –this event usually fills up.  Registration for the Workshop includes Saturday lunch.  .

SCBS FRIDAY AFTERNOON TOURS INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SOON — with tours to be held in two time slots: starting around noon to 1 pm, and then second round starting around 3:00 to 3:30 pm.