2018 NorCal is November 3, 2018, hosted by San Joaquin Delta College.

NorCal Conference 2018

Information for the 2018 JACC NorCal Conference

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.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, California. Download a copy of the flyer (see link above) for details.

Cost: $50 per delegate and includes lunch

Parking:  Free on weekends

Deadline to register:  Friday, October 19

Late Registration: 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. 31 or onsite.

Name changes: Delegate substitutions are allowed and name changes are free for on-time registrations through Oct. 26. After Oct. 26, there will be a $10 late name change fee (not applicable to late registrations).

Behavior Policy: Please download a copy of the behavior policy and associated forms that must be signed by each delegate (one per) and handed in at registration.

Computers:  Two labs will be available for student use during contests, a 20-machine Mac-based lab and a 30-machine cross platform lab (Mac and PC). Lab computers include Adobe Creative Suite 18, including Photoshop and Lightroom.

Students wishing to bring and use their own laptops may do so. 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 early October 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 Cecilia Deck  and Conference host Tara Cuslidge-Staiano at with details.

Hotels: Please note that JACC is not providing hotel room blocks or special room rates.

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