Registration open for #AWSM2021 virtual conference

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Registration is open for the Association for Women in Sports Media’s 2021 virtual conference – set for July 29 - Aug. 1. Full speaker and panelist announcements still to come, but a preliminary schedule is outlined below.

AWSM members can register at a discounted price of $25 for student members and $50 for professional members. Non-members interested in attending can register for the convention at $100 for students and $125 for professionals. Entry to the virtual career fair is included for professional member registration, while students and non-members can sign-up for an additional $25. Entry to the career fair is on a first come, first served basis and there may be a waiting list. Cancellations are subject to a $25 fee. Registration will close on July 25 and no refunds will be processed after that date. AWSM reserves the right to cancel the registration without refund of anyone who does not meet the professional standards set by this organization. Video replay of sessions will be available upon request for those who register.: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ktsjx


#AWSM2021 Agenda

THURSDAY, JULY 29

All times are set in EDT - schedule is subject to change.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Virtual job fair

Advanced registration is required and spots are limited — interested employers can email awsmboard@gmail.com to secure a spot

- Morning sessions (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET)

- Afternoon sessions (12 - 3 p.m. ET): Bally Sports, ESPN, Star Tribune, TOGETHXR

- All day sessions: Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Minute Media (The Players' Tribune, Fansided, 90min, The Big Lead, and DBLTAP), MLB.com, The Athletic

3:15 p.m.: Opening remarks

Ashley Colley, ESPN associate producer / AWSM president and Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor / AWSM board chair

3:30-5 p.m.: Creating your own path panel: Working around barriers to have a big impact

Moderator: Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor / AWSM board chair

Panelists: Alicia DelGallo, USA Today Sports senior editor / AWSM fundraising coordinator

Joanne Gerstner, Michigan State professor and author / AWSM Michigan State chapter advisor

Chloe Pavlech, TOGETHXR emerging platform strategist and host

Megan Reyes, Blue Wire Pods director of communications

Sarah Spain, espnW Writer, ESPN Radio host & Chicago Red Stars co-owner

FRIDAY, JULY 30

All times are set in EDT - schedule is subject to change.

10 a.m.- 12 p.m.: Google Tools and more for sports reporting. A hands-on, sports-specific workshop during which you will learn about free Google tools you can use to build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more.

Leader: Mike Reilley, Society of Professional Journalists tools trainer

Prior to the training: Set up a free account at https://flourish.studio/

12-1:45 p.m.: Ask the experts series: Public relations, communications and social media leaders field questions from members

Moderator: Amanda Brooks, ESPN communications manager / AWSM VP of membership

Panelists: Sarah Fetters, Vanderbilt University director of football communications

Astasia Williams, TOGETHXR social media strategist

Olivia Witherite, The Athletic manager of social engagement

2-3:45 p.m.: Ask the experts series: Broadcast journalists field questions from members

Moderator: Ashley Colley, ESPN associate producer / AWSM president

Panelists: Terrika Foster-Brasby, ESPN digital audio producer

Stephanie Ready, Turner Sports on-air talent

Sierra Santos, FOX 10 Phoenix sports broadcaster

Ann Schatz, Pac-12 Network sports broadcaster and voice of the Portland Thorns FC and University of Portland men’s basketball

4-5:45 p.m.: Ask the experts: Print and digital reporters field questions from members

Moderator: Gina Mizell, Suns.com reporter and Arizona State Cronkite School of Journalism associate professor / AWSM VP of professional programs

Panelists: Candace Buckner, The Washington Post sports reporter

Mirin Fader, The Ringer staff writer

Nicole Yang, Boston Globe beat reporter - New England Patriots


SATURDAY, JULY 31

All times are EDT - schedule is subject to change.

9-10:45 a.m.: Battleground experience panel: AWSM veterans share their thoughts on our current battles for equity and against sexual harassment. What has changed? What can we learn from their journeys?

Moderator: Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor / AWSM board chair

Panelists: Kristin Huckshorn, AWSM co-founder

Melissa Ludtke, AWSM 2012 Mary Garber Pioneer Award winner

Sandy Rosenbush, Sports Journalism Institute co-founder  

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: True inclusion: How to better cover LGBTQ+ athletes and provide support for LGBTQ+ journalists

Moderator: Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor / AWSM board chair

Panelists: Katie Barnes, ESPN feature writer

Lydnsey D’Arcangelo, The Athletic and Just Women's Sports women’s basketball writer

Britni de la Cretaz, Freelance writer and author

Christina Kahrl, San Francisco Chronicle sports editor

1-3 p.m.: Keynote speaker: A conversation with Mina Kimes, ESPN NFL analyst

3:30-5:15 p.m.: Cyber safety: What can you do to protect yourself mentally and physically while doing your job online?

5:30 p.m.: AWSM student chapter advisor meeting (by invitation only)

Leaders: Ashley Colley, ESPN associate producer / AWSM president and Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor / AWSM board chair

SUNDAY, AUG. 1

All times are EDT - schedule is subject to change.

12-1:45 p.m.: Allies at top: Editors and mentors share what they do to support women in sports media and what we should be seeking from them

2-3:15 p.m.: Awards ceremony

Honorees: Doris Burke, Mary Garber Pioneer Award winner / ESPN NBA analyst & reporter

Jenni Carlson, Ann Miller Service Award winner / The Oklahoman sports columnist

AWSM Champions

AWSM Scholars

AWSM Student Chapters

Breakout sessions: Meet and greet sessions for student chapters, AWSM Champions, AWSM Scholars, AWSM veterans

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Student chapter meeting

Leader: Ashley Colley, ESPN associate producer / AWSM president

4:30-5:30 p.m.: AWSM Scholars (by invitation only)

Leader: Ashley Colley, ESPN associate producer / AWSM president

5-6 p.m.: AWSM Champions (by invitation only)

Leaders: Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor / AWSM board chair and Gina Mizell, Suns.com reporter and Arizona State Cronkite School of Journalism associate professor / AWSM VP of professional programs

6-7 p.m.: Veterans, mid-career and manager happy hour with the AWSM board

For any questions or additional information about #AWSM2021, please contact awsmboard@gmail.com.

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