ASSORTED INTERSTING EVENTS

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Event: Fifth Annual University of Virginia Investing Conference
When: November 15-16, 2012 (July 8 early registration)
Where: Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is hosting its annual two-day investing conference on 15-16 November 2012. This year’s conference, “After the Election: Realities, Opportunities, and Challenges for Investors,” will feature: Kyle Bass, managing partner of Hayman Capital Management L.P., Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo, Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group. Other speakers include: Porter Collins, general partner and portfolio manager of Seawolf Capital; Dr. Richard Evans, founder and general manager of Sector & Sovereign Research; Rebecca Patterson, chief markets strategist for the global private bank and institutional arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management; and Jay Venkatesan, founder of Ayer Capital Management. The program also includes three panels on the sectors that are expected to experience the most change after the election: energy, health care and financial services.
Registration is $500 until July 8 and $650 afterwards. The conference is open to all investment professionals, journalists, U.Va. alumni, faculty and staff, and current students from other universities and colleges. A special registration price of $325 is offered to Darden alumni who graduated any time between 2007 and 2011. To obtain press credentials, contact Julie Daum of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business at daumj@darden.virginia.edu. For further information please visit www.darden.virginia.edu/UVIC2012

Event: Finding Local Jobs Stories in BLS Data
When: July 10, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Finding Local Jobs Stories in BLS Data." Tami Luhby, senior writer for CNNMoney, leads the hourlong, interactive webinar on how to tease out local trends from Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/xcUuty

Event: New York Financial Writers Association: Hacks vs. Flacks Softball Game
When: July 15, 2012
Where: Great Lawn Softball Field, Central Park, New York, NY
The annual New York Financial Writers Association Hacks vs. Flacks softball game and picnic that pits business reporters versus public relations professionals is moving from the hectic month of June to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer to entice and amuse all the staycation New Yorkers and all others from surrounding environs to Central Park. Field number #4 on the oval, in the Great Lawn. 2-4 PM. No talent required and often discouraged. Central Park closes its fields when it rains. There is no raindate. To check on the status of the field, call 212-628-1036. ext. 806. In 2011, the Flacks avenged the previous year’s loss with a thumping 16-7 win over the Hacks. Join a side and join in. All invited. RSVP: nyfwa@aol.com

Event: SABEW Investigative Reporting Workshops
When: July 13 & 19, 2012
Where: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City and Rotman School of Management, Toronto
Learn the skills you need to be a better investigative journalist at one of two investigative reporting workshops July 13 in Oklahoma City and July 19 in Toronto presented by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
The all-day programs will focus on what it takes to produce a successful investigative endeavor from start to finish — the Oklahoma City event will have an emphasis on coverage of the energy industry — from several top performers in business news media. Both are sponsored by SABEW with special funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
Brian Grow of Reuters, Margot Habiby of Bloomberg, Angel Gonzales of Dow Jones Newswires, Phillip O’Connor of The Oklahoman and Elizabeth Souder of The Dallas Morning News will be among journalists featured at the “Drilling Deep” workshop Friday, July 13, at The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City.
Andy Hall, renowned reporter and architect of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica and Pulitzer finalist Chris Adams, who is part of the investigative team at McClatchy Newspapers in Washington, D.C., will be among journalists who will speak at the “Drilling Deep” workshop Thursday, July 19, at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto.
For each workshop, admission is free for SABEW members. Non-members pay $35 per workshop, for which they will receive a one-year individual SABEW membership valued at $55. Register for the Oklahoma City workshop at http://sabewokcity2012.eventbrite.com. Register for the Toronto workshop at http://sabewtoronto2012.eventbrite.com. For a program schedule, complete list of speakers, hotel information and more on the workshops, visit http://sabew.org.
The workshops are among a total of four to be conducted this year -- the others will be in Tampa, Fla., and San Francisco -- through a SABEW grant from the Ethics and Ethics in Journalism Foundation. The foundation, based in Oklahoma City, made a $25,000 award as part of a series of grants to 19 journalism organizations nationwide.

Event: Deadline Club Workshop: Strategies for getting public records
When: July 19, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: The New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, Suite 708
Feeling at a loss when it comes to Freedom of Information requests? Then make sure to attend this special session on strategies for acquiring public records by Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Trainer Michael Morisy, the co-founder of MuckRock.com, a tool that allows anyone to submit a FOIA request without licking a stamp, which is funded in part by the Sunlight Foundation. Light refreshments will be served. FREE for Deadline Club members, and $10 for non-members. Buy tickets or RSVP at our website, www.deadlineclub.org. Although members attend free, you should still reserve your spot because seating is limited.

Event: Get PR Smart: Use Drupal Like a Pro
When: July 20, 2012, 9:00am – 10:30am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
Use Drupal Like a Pro – Tips and tactics for communication and government relations professionals who manage a Drupal website. Is your organization using Drupal to its full potential? Are you being asked to be your own IT department? This session provides tricks and tactics for taking your skills with Washington’s leading content management system to the next level – tailored especially for those who are not professional website developers. The fee is $35 for NPC members and $45 for non-NPC members. The "Get PR Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group. Register at http://www.press.org/events/get-pr-smart-use-drupal-pro

Event: Political Convention Boot Camp
When: July 23, 2012, 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room
The Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions are around the corner. Get ready with a panel discussion featuring the press gallery leaders who oversee credentialing and access, and then get tips and war stories from three veteran journalists. From 9:30-10:00, Jerry Gallegos and Joe Keenan of the House and Senate press galleries will cover logistics and take questions. From 10:00-11:00, get coverage tips from Rick Dunham, Washington bureau chief of the Houston Chronicle; Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post; and Darlene Superville, political desk supervisor for The Associated Press. This program is free and presented by the Regional Reporters Association and the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and the club's Professional Development Committee. The program will be held in the Bloomberg Room. RSVP to professionaldevelopment@press.org

Event: Abe Fellowship for Journalists
When: September 15, 2012 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community one of the following topics:
1) Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches to Security and Diplomacy
2) Global and Regional Economic Issues
3) Social and Cultural Issues
For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please visit us at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/. Contact SSRC staff at abe@ssrc.org with any questions or concerns.