Some updates on the College Media Conference starting Oct. 26 in Orlando, Fla.
Ron Spielberger reports there are still some openings in Tim Harrower's workshop on Wednesday and Thursday. The workshop starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Harrower, of the Oregonian, is the author of two journalism text books: "The Newspaper Design Handbook" and "Inside Reporting." His workshop title is "Futurizing the News." There is a fee to attend the workshop.
Spielberger also reminds us that there is a special film presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer John Kaplin at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Kaplin, who was named International Educator of the Year, is the author of the book "Photo Portfolio Success."
For afterhours, Spielberger says busses will take conference goers to nearby venues for dining and entertainment. Information about shuttle times will be available in the convention schedule.
For information about room availability, please check the listserve. If you're still looking for a room, Logan Aimone reminds us that ACP and CMA have also reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn across the parking lot from the Renaissance SeaWorld for a rate of $129 per night plus tax. Call 800-449-1619 and make sure you ask for the National College Media rate. Also remember that any reservations at the Renaissance SeaWorld canceled after Oct. 19 will forfeit one night's room and tax.
And if you're planning to go to Sea World, make sure you go to the Expedia Desk near the front entrance of the Renaissance to receive the discounted price of $61 to go there after noon. However, the park is only open till 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. It is open till 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.