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Event: Society of Professional Journalists – Region 1 Conference
When: April 25-26, 2014
Where: Georgetown University, 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
The Society of Professional Journalists is holding its Region 1 conference April 25-26 at Boston University, 640 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. The theme of the 2014 conference is "Byte Back: Doing Great Journalism in the Digital Age" and will feature more than two dozen cutting-edge professional development programs starting Friday afternoon and continuing all day Saturday. Former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson will speak at a catered opening night reception April 25, and Robin Young of NPR will give the keynote speech at a Mark of Excellence awards luncheon April 26, which will feature a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. There also will be meet ups Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for networking and fun. Region 1 covers the northeast U.S. and most of Pennsylvania; the conference is open to all. Early bird registration rates expire March 31 at 11:59 p.m. For details and to register, go to www.spjr1c.org

Event: SEJ Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment – Call for Entries
When: April 1, 2014 (deadline)
Where: Online
SEJ's awards honor the best environmental journalism in seven categories, bringing recognition to the most important stories on the planet. Journalism broadcast or published in print or online is eligible. SEJ's 2014 Awards will be presented on Sept. 3, 2014, at SEJ's 24th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. $500 will be offered for first-place winners in seven categories. Enter environmental stories produced between March 1, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2014. Click here to see past winners and learn how to apply.

Event: Panel on "Host to Professionalize Your Freelance Business"
When: April 3, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Are you using all the tax breaks available for your business? Do you know how the DC government can help you with business planning? How can your style reflect your brand as a freelancer? To answer these questions, the National Press Club Freelance Committee invites you to an informative panel: "How To Professionalize Your Freelance Business" on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm in the First Amendment Lounge.
The panelists:
-Meisa Bonelli, a Wall Street finance and tax professional, business match-maker, and mentor - is the President of Millennial Ventures, Inc. and Managing Partner of Millennial Tax (www.MillennialTax.com).
-Shara Gibson is a business development specialist with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.
-Emily Diaz is a fashion editor (www.secretsofastylist.com), the founder of Cosita Boutique and a professional fashion expert.
To register: http://press.org/events/panel-how-professionalize-your-freelance-business. For questions, contact hannes.luth@wunderbar-media.com. Registration is free for members and $10 for the general public. Press Club members should log in to get the discount code.

Event: Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers
When: April 9, 2014
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free webinar, "Investigating Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers.” Rob Wells, journalism lecturer at the University of Maryland former deputy bureau chief of the WSJ/Dow Jones Newswires, offers resources for analyzing documents, detecting red flags, and finding investigative stories. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/investigatingstockbrokers

Event: Charlotte SPJ Presents “A Conversation With Geoffrey Roth”
When: April 9, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Dilworth Grille, 911 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC
The Greater Charlotte chapter of SPJ meets on the second Wednesday of every month and holds question-and-answer sessions with important local journalists at each one. Geoffrey Roth is vice president of local content at WJZY, the new Fox operation in Charlotte. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has worked in television news at stations across the country.

Event: Obesity Issues 2014 Fellowship
When: April 16, 2014, 2014, 12:00pm EST (deadline)
Where: Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Aurora, CO
Depsite fitful progress against obesity in the U.S., individuals, medical professionals and policy-makers have learned that there are no easy answers. Join like-minded journalists for a guided tour of this fascinating topic at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, from June 8-11 in Aurora, Colorado. Hear experts, on the record, with plenty of time for your questions. Click here for more details and a list of confirmed speakers. Applications are now being accepted. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 16 at 12:00 noon EST. Apply here. This program is held in collaboration with the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Funding provided by the University of Colorado Foundation.