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At SIPA's annual convention held the first weekend of March in Columbia, South Carolina, students and advisers attend sessions taught by national award-winning instructors. They also compete in onsite competitions and enjoy social and networking opportunities with other students and advisers from the Southeast.

SIPA 2017: March 3-5

Convention program online

Make sure to plan ahead! Find out what sessions and activites (pdf) will be going on during the convention and at what time.

Keynote speakers announced

Photographer Sean Rayford and Kyle Tibbs Jones, The Bitter Southerner co-founder and social media director, will be keynote speakers at the convention Friday night and Saturday morning, respectively. Find out more about Sean online and Kyle in the SIPA news section.

Start planning for your trip to Columbia now.

  • Convention registration – register online now!
  • Behavior contract (pdf) – all students attending the convention must sign this and send this in prior to the convention or bring it with them to the registration desk
  • Payment planning sheet (pdf) – set up a payment plan for students to attend the SIPA convention and CJI
  • Pre-convention workshops (pdf) – arriving early? Take advantage of one of the great workshops we have planned Friday afternoon 1-5 p.m. at the J-School.
  • SIPA's Best Visual Competition (pdf) – category descriptions and instructions on how to submit for the design and visual competition due one week prior to the convention.

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Past conventions

2016 CONVENTION:

 2015 AWARDS :