Fall Convention November 15, 2022


The AIPA Fall High School Journalism Convention is BACK!


One of the highlights of the scholastic journalism year is AIPA’s Fall Convention, held in the Memorial Union at Arizona State University in Tempe. Journalism advisers and students from across the state are invited to join in a day full of diverse media workshops and professional speakers.

Advisers also have an opportunity to connect with one another during lunch while all the students enjoy the MU food court on the first floor (students should bring money to purchase their lunch). Finally, the event culminates in our keynote speaker followed by the AIPA fall contest presentation where we celebrate the best of Arizona scholastic journalism.

Here is a general, tentative schedule for the day of the convention:

9:30 – 10:00 – Opening Assembly (announcements, brief keynote …)

10:05 – 10:45 – Session One

10:50 – 11:30 – Session Two

11:30 – 12:15 Lunch

12:20 – Closing Assembly (announcements …)

12:30 – 1:00 Keynote Speaker

1:00 – Awards

1:30 – Dismissal

(2022 Fall Convention Full Session Program: Coming Soon)

Need to register for the Convention?

  1. Consider joining AIPA before you start the registration process! Membership gives you lower prices and allows you to enter our annual contests. Here is the AIPA Membership Form.
  2. Use the Convention Registration Form linked Here! (Schools must submit payment or provide a purchase order number before the convention in order to participate.)

Although we do need you to use the Google Form link above, here is a PDF of the registration information and our our AIPA Form W-9   for school approval/billing purposes.

Be a Session Presenter!

We are always looking for advisers to present convention sessions – if you would like to save a little on registration costs and are willing to teach a favorite lesson to a group of students at the convention, please use this form to get started.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the next convention. Advisers can receive professional development hours for their participation. Download the Certificate of Attendance Fall Convention.

Interested in Sponsoring the Convention or Being a Vendor? Sponsors are invited to become a member of AIPA and are encouraged to advertise through a vendor’s table at the convention. Click here for more information.


Parking at the Convention

·       Click Bus Parking at ASU  to find out where to park buses after dropping off on Lemon Street, please make sure they park in the center of the lot to avoid the outer-rim bus shelters.

·       No bus parking permitted on campus other than Lot 59N, any other lots on campus off limits.

·       Cars, Vans – Visitor parking in Apache Parking Structure – ENTER the lot on Lemon Street and pull up to the machine. Use the intercom button if necessary and inform the attendant your are with the AIPA Fall Convention. You will then be allowed to pull a ticket  (Visitors Parking map -cars, vans). Bring your ticket with you because parking will be validated in the check-in room at the convention. Even if the lot sign says it is full, please push the intercom button for dispatch. Note: The entrance on Normal Ave is not a reservation entrance, so please drive around to the Lemon Street entrance.

Click to view 2021 winners to view last year’s fall contest winners.

Click here to enjoy lower prices and become a member of both AIPA and JEA


Check back for more details coming soon!