Fall Conference
The MIPA Fall conference annually attracts nearly 2,000 students and teachers to the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. With nearly 80 sessions to choose from on a wide variety of journalism topics, participants always go home with lots of new ideas to try.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (directions)
9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
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It’s the best. It’s one of the coolest things you can do to get your staff to bond, to get everyone excited about journalism and to grab some fabulous new ideas to take back and use right away. You will love this day, and you’ll make it part of your yearly fall schedule.

Watch this spot for all of your conference information. Speakers will be announced, sessions will be listed, maps will be posted and more. In other words, bookmark this page.

Scott Winter


Learn from the best journalists and journalism educators!

FEATURED SPEAKER: We’re excited to announce that Scott Winter will be our featured speaker.

Breakout Session descriptions – and download handouts!

Session grid (pdf) updated 10/18

What to expect

  • Meet award-winning advisers and professionals who will give you and your students all kinds of practical advice you can take home and use right away.
  • Staffs, sign up  for a face-to-face critique of your yearbook or newspaper. Just tell us your school and what you want to have critiqued.
  • It will be a day full of sessions and more:
    • Online news
    • Multimedia
    • Yearbook
    • Newspaper
    • Video production
    • Critiques
    • Writing
    • Design
    • Information graphics
    • InDesign tips
    • Photography
    • New adviser seminar
    • Yearbook displays

Registration Fees

MIPA Member Rate

  • $11 per student
  • $25 per adviser (includes luncheon)

Non-member Rate

  • $13 per student
  • $25 per adviser (includes luncheon)
Late Fee
Add $1 per student for registrations received after Oct. 12 , including on-site registrations. Registrations must be paid in full by Oct. 12 to avoid the late fee.
Ready to register? You can register and pay online or register online and pay at the door. You can use any credit card if you choose to pay online through out secure site, using Wufoo and Paypal.


Please note that lunch is not included in the student rate. Students may eat lunch at local restaurants or they may bring a lunch.

Restaurants for students (pdf)


Get information about parking at the Lansing Center here.

Be a Conference Exhibitor

MIPA welcomes companies and organizations serving Michigan’s scholastic journalism community to join our exhibit area. Learn more.