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Event: Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program - Accepting Applications
When: October, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Philadelphia, PA
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists will hold its flagship program October 21-24 with new faculty and several financial aid options. For over four decades the Seminars have helped journalists gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues via intensive lectures conducted by senior Wharton School faculty. The flagship program in October features sessions on financial statement analysis, executive compensation, innovation and global markets. Please note:
Applications are required and available here: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/apply.cfm
The agenda is here: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/files/2012_BJS_Philadelphia_Age... Application deadline: For paid applicants, Monday, October 1, 2012. Scholarship deadlines vary. Tuition, course materials and most meals are included with payment (early bird rate--$1,499) and scholarships. Travel assistance is available for some scholarships. Our most recent media alert is here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/1/prweb9119133.htm Each participant will receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion. For complete information visit the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Web site or contact Peter Winicov, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Communications at +1-215-746-6471 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu

Event: Tableau Software Training: Turning Data Into an Easy Visual Graphic
When: October 3, 2012, 10:00 – 12:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Ever stuck with a pile of data you want to turn into an eye-catching web graphic for your website or blog? Tableau Software has a tool to help you take that tangle of numbers and finesse it into a quick, and interactive, web draw. Tableau is sending a trainer from Seattle to the National Press Club for a two-hour hands-on session on Oct. 3, similar to what has been done at NICAR and other journalism conferences. "Tableau Public," a free version of the company's software, allows journalists and bloggers to visualize data fast and publish it interactively to the web without programming.
Ellie Fields, senior director of product marketing for Tableau, will cover the basics of using Tableau to quickly create data visualizations (maps, charts, etc.) and post them to your website. It will also cover more advanced features of this FREE software. She'll also provide real-life examples of reporters and news organizations who used Tableau to transform dull data into great graphics.
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register at http://www.press.org/events/tableau-software-training-turning-data-easy-...

Event: Charlotte SPJ Presents “A Conversation With Tom Sorensen”
When: October 4, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: The Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presents "A Conversation With Tom Sorensen," an informal question-and-answer session with The Observer's popular sports columnist. You can also enjoy a nice spread of hors d'oeuvres during the evening.

Event: Morningstar ETF Invest Conference
When: October 3-5, 2012
Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, is hosting its third annual ETF Invest Conference for financial advisors, money managers, and exchange-traded fund investors. This year’s keynote speakers are Liz Ann Sonders, senior vice president and chief investment strategist, Charles Schwab, who will speak on Oct. 3; and Christopher Gardner, CEO of Gardner Rich LLC and author of the book The Pursuit of Happyness, who will speak during a keynote luncheon Oct. 4.
Other scheduled general session speakers include Vineer Bhansali, managing director and portfolio manager, PIMCO; Paul Hatch, vice chairman, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Russ Koesterich, managing director and global chief investment strategist, BlackRock; and Mark Wiedman, managing director, iShares.
The Morningstar ETF Invest Conference costs $495 per person, which includes a preconference workshop, two breakfasts, luncheons, and receptions. To register for the conference, financial professionals may call toll free at 866-839-9729. More information about the Morningstar ETF Invest Conference, including the full agenda, hotel accommodations, attendee registration, and continuing-education credits, is available at http://global.morningstar.com/2012ETFInvest. Conference updates are also available on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MStarAdvisor or through the conference hashtag: #ETFInvest.
Full-time members of the news media may receive complimentary registration to the Morningstar ETF Invest Conference. If you are a member of the media and want to register for the conference, contact Shawn Malayter at shawn.malayter@morningstar.com or 312-696-6050.

Event: Be a Better Business Watchdog – CAR for Business Journalists
When: October 6, 2012
Where: Missoula, MT
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Be a Better Business Watchdog – CAR for Business Journalists.” Even if you’ve never touched an Excel spreadsheet before, you will leave this hands-on workshop with the skills you need to begin analyzing the wealth of information available in public databases about businesses. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/P5RU2E

Event: Álvaro Uribe Vélez "No Lost Causes"
When: October 10, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Conference Rooms
Álvaro Uribe Vélez, former president of Colombia, will discuss his memoir "No Lost Causes." A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. The author will only sign copies purchased through the National Press Club. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for all non-members. Space is limited. Register at www.press.org/events/uribe

Event: Social Media Trends for Social Media Managers
When: October 11, 2012, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Have you heard about ambient social recommendation apps? What about the latest social discovery tools? In this essential workshop for social media managers, we're going to highlight the most important trends in networks, analytics and apps, and we'll look at several case studies highlighting how brands are using – and in some cases, abusing – social media.
This session is being faciliated by Amy Webb, lead trendspotter and CEO of Webbmedia Group. Amy studies disruptive technologies and advises a worldwide client base for Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, media organizations and foundations.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is intended for experienced social media managers. If you're brand-new to Twitter or haven't heard of Pinterest, it's best to skip this session. Cost: free for NPC members, $5 for non-members. Register at http://www.press.org/events/social-media-trends-social-media-managers-0

Event: Get PR Smart: Master Blogger Relations
When: October 12, 2012, 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Zenger Room
This session will help pros and newcomers alike learn how to approach media relations in a digital world. Learn about the best tools to help you navigate the blogosphere, target the right bloggers, write relevant pitches, and craft the best message for an online audience. The "Get PR Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group. The fee is $35 for NPC members and $45 for non-NPC members. Register at http://www.press.org/events/get-pr-smart-master-blogger-relations

Event: Business Journalism Boot Camp
When: October 13, 2012
Where: Portland, OR
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Business Journalism Boot Camp,” at The Oregonian. In this free workshop, you’ll learn the basics of business for public companies, private companies and nonprofits. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/INcNKn

Event: Cancer Issues 2012
When: December 9-12, 2012
Where: Washington, D.C.
Apply now for NPF’s sixth, all-expenses-paid, educational program on cancer issues. Experts will speak on the record, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: new research, new purported risks, treatment options, the soaring price of care, advances in specific cancers, the emerging role of gene mutations, behavioral and social issues. Journalist discussions and critiques enrich the four-day program. Applications are due Monday, October 15. Visit www.nationalpress.org to apply. This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. and the National Press Foundation Program Fund.

Event: Society of Environmental Journalists 22nd Annual Conference
When: October 17-21, 2012
Where: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
For its 22nd annual conference, the Society of Environmental Journalists will gather at the scene of an epic story of struggle, courage, and triumph – the Dust Bowl – and, from that backdrop, we’ll examine new challenges facing humanity.
We’ll be talking a lot about the land, water, and people. But riches abound for every interest. An all-day workshop on the business of freelancing. The latest in climate science – and the challenge of doing it in a rock-ribbed conservative state. On-the-record conversations with top officials and other newsmakers. Panels with experts on just about every hot environmental topic. Journalists from around the world, including the most dangerous place on Earth to practice the craft – just a short hop south in Mexico. And Lubbock’s nightlife, which lures the glitterati of eastern New Mexico and West Texas, all the way from Portales clear over to Narcisso.
For information visit www.sej.org/initiatives/sej-annual-conferences/AC2012-main

Event: The Economics of Every Story
When: October 26, 2012
Where: Albuquerque, NM
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the business journalism workshop, “The Economics of Every Story,” during the Journalism and Women Symposium Conference. Find out how to identify economic angles and incorporate them into more sophisticated beat coverage. For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/JSRIVM

Event: California’s Cap-and-Trade Law – What You Need to Know
When: October 29, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, “California’s Cap-and-Trade Law – What You Need to Know.” If you cover business or the environment, tune in Oct. 29 for this informative, hourlong webinar with UCLA economist Matthew Kahn on what you need to know about this new initiative, part of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill 32, or AB 32). For more information, please visit the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/O9Bdku