Early Bird Registration Extended Through Aug. 23rd

We want to see you in October for #SFJ13. The annual features journalism conference is an excellent way to gain new skills, networks and friends in features journalism.

Need more convincing? Here are a few tips to make the sell to your editor or boss:

The challenge: Convince the boss to let me attend the SFJ Annual Conference at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg October 9-12.

The solution, Part 1: For three days, I will rub elbows with the most talented features journalists and the best journalism trainers in the country.  I will return renewed, refreshed, energized and filled with new ideas to help make everyone in my newsroom a better journalist/writer/editor/producer.

The solution, Part 2: I will become more productive, a virtual “…Story Idea Machine”** and will be better prepared to handle the challenge of “Leading Creative People”**.

The solution, Part 3: I’ll move further along the ever changing cutting edge of the business with “Visual Thinking from Big Data to Simple Idea”** and “Tablet Storytelling”**

The solution, Part 4: I’ll polish my writing skills with “America’s writing coach,” Roy Peter Clark, and burnish my storytelling chops with Pulitzer Prize winner and master story-teller Rick Bragg.

The solution, Part 5: I will reap the usual benefits of the Poynter training experience for much less than the usual cost.

**Actual sessions scheduled for the conference
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We’ve just extended early bird registration until 8/23 so there’s plenty of time to lock in the lower rates.

Download the registration form now and make plans to be in sunny Florida!

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