Are you a journalist who wants to start up your own company, and have no idea how to do it? Do you have a company and need to find a way to connect to others who can help you grow? Come to UNITY 2012 this August in Las Vegas, because we're going to help you take the next steps towards business success!
For three days, entrepreneurs will convene in a large room with fellow start-up CEO's who are current or former journalists, angel investors and business coaches. The people behind NewU, a program that helps journalists of color become media owners, will offer relevant panel discussions and pitch sessions so you can learn the art of convincing an investor to support your company. At the end of each day, we'll have a meetup where you'll get the chance to rub elbows with those who are already in the game, and are winning.
Come to Las Vegas, register for UNITY and sign up for our Start-up Loft. The Loft will be open from 10-7 Thursday and Friday of the conference and from 9-6 on Saturday. Come each morning to sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions and panel discussions. Details for signing up coming soon.
Visit the UNITY website for more information about the NewU Project.
sponsored by News Corporation
Author! Author! Put your books, materials, and any other publications in front of journalists at this year's UNITY 2012 Convention (UNITY '12). The Authors' Showcase, sponsored by News Corporation/Harper Collins, is available for journalists who have books and/or authors whose books cover news making topics that are of interest to UNITY attendees. Authors will have an opportunity to display, discuss, sell and sign their books as well as participate in a meet and greet photo booth.
The deadline to register for this opportunity is March 30th. Preference will be given to authors who have published their work within the last year. Please note that authors are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and registration; one-day only passes will be offered to selected authors who are not registered for the entire convention. UNITY will work with the author and/or publisher to ensure that the books are available for purchase at the convention.
All applicants must submit the following items along with this form:
- Two (2) copies of each book to be featured,
- a short description of publication (40 words max), and
- a short bio of the author (40 words max).
Click here to submit online application.
be there . . . Register Today!
Registration for UNITY '12 is currently underway, with just 18 days left to save $75 - $100 in registration fees, hurry and register now. In addition to saving money, registering early will give you early access to the Attendee service center where you will be able to do the following:
- Update your registration information including adding guests, purchasing additional banquet and other event tickets, etc.
- Be among the first to sign-up for sessions that require pre-registration, this includes sponsored breakfast and lunch session.
- Begin networking with recruiters and scheduling appointments to meet in the Media Showcase & Career Expo.
- Begin building your own convention itinerary including sessions you wish to attend, special events, and networking sessions in the Meetup Lounges.
Here are some upcoming deadlines to keep in mind:
be generous . . .
When registering for the convention, please consider donating an additional $25 or more towards the Unemployed Journalists Fund for UNITY '12. Contributions to the fund will be used to support unemployed and underemployed journalists to attend the convention. You may also support this effort through Facebook Causes.