Information for the 2017 JACC NorCal Conference
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: De Anza College, 21250 Steven Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014. Directions and parking information will be provided prior to the conference.
Cost: $50 per delegate and includes lunch
Deadline to register: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Late Registration: After Oct. 2, the fee will be $60. Although we will try to feed everyone if we have adequate notice, lunch cannot be guaranteed for late delegates registering after Oct. 18 or onsite.
Name changes: Delegate substitutions are allowed and name changes are free for on-time registrations through Oct. 13. After Oct. 13, there will be a $10 late name change fee (not applicable to late registrations).
Registration website: Register for NorCal. Advisers should register their entire delegation by using the “add guest” function in the Wild Apricot registration tool. Please do not register student delegates with separate registrations. Note: There are no refunds. Requests for a registration cancellation or credit will be honored only through the regular (not late) registration deadline. There are no credits for no-shows.
Computers: Colleges must bring at least two laptop computers and USB flash drives for entrants in writing contests. All laptops must have Microsoft Word 2010 or later and power cords. No Alpha Smarts will be used.
Contests: Five on-the-spot contests are tentatively planned for the NorCal conference this year: Tentatively they will be News Writing, Opinion Writing, News Photo, Editorial Cartoon and a multiple-choice Copy Editing test, but this is subject to change. Check the schedule when it is posted.
Workshops: There will be a series of workshops from professionals in the industry and editor roundtables. A schedule will be available by mid-September once workshop speakers have been confirmed.
Special needs: Advisers registering students with special needs should consult with the Disabled Students Program and Services office, or similar department, on their own campuses about providing student support for the college-sponsored field trip to the conference. In addition, please email JACC NorCal Faculty Representative Cindy McGrath at email@example.com with details.
Hotels: Please note that JACC is not providing hotel room blocks or special room rates.