SoCal 2017

Information for the 2017 JACC SoCal Conference

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: CSU Fullerton, 800 N State Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831. Directions and parking information will be provided prior to the conference. Update: Here is a campus map.

Cost: $50 per delegate and includes lunch

Deadline to register: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Late Registration: After Sept. 25, 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. 11 or onsite.

Name changes: Delegate substitutions are allowed and name changes are free for on-time registrations through Oct. 6. After Oct. 6, there will be a $10 late name change fee (not applicable to late registrations).

Registration: Register here.  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.

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: 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 SoCal conference this year: Tentatively they will be News Writing, Opinion Writing, News Photo, Critical Review 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. Update: Click here for a draft of the schedule.

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 SoCal Faculty Representative Patrick Schmiedt at [email protected] with details.

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


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