Tinker logo, RosaFirst Amendment advocate Mary Beth Tinker and the Tinker Tour to join 2,000 students and teachers at the MIPA Fall Conference

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (directions)
9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
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The bus stops at MIPA on Monday, Oct. 21! Meet Mary Beth Tinker, whose advocacy as a student resulted in the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District that protects the First Amendment rights of students across the country. Tinker, with the help of the Student Press Law Center, is touring the country to raise awareness about the Constitution and free speech.

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Submit your ideas for sessions, or sign up to be a speaker!

What topics would you like to see covered at the Fall Conference? Would you like to be a presenter? Use our Call for Programs form to send us your ideas!

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 (Renew Your Membership Now!)

  • $11 per student (add $1 if paid after Oct. 11)
  • $25 per adviser (includes luncheon)

Non-member Rate

  • $13 per student (add $1 if paid after Oct. 11)
  • $25 per adviser (includes luncheon)
Late Fee
Add $1 per student for registrations and payments received after Oct. 11 , including on-site registrations. Registrations must be paid in full by Oct. 11 to avoid this fee.
Ready to register? You can register and pay online or register online and pay by check or P.O. You may also pay at the door for an added fee of $1 per student. Make an online payments with any major credit card via PayPal. Pay with cash, check or any major credit card on site.


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


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.