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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 on-site competitions and enjoy social and networking opportunities with other students and advisers from the Southeast.

SIPA 2021: March 4-7

We're going virtual! It's been a rough year since the last convention, but we're going to do our best to make this convention as close to the SIPA experience you know and love!

Whova will host the convention on its virtual platform. If you need to get the host platform approved,  let your district know now. 

  • Convention registration – register any time before March 6 to receive access to all content for one year! 
  • Participants registration form (xls) – enter your students' names and emails so Leslie can upload all the participants into the virtual convention platform. Each participant will receive access to the convention content. 
  • Convention planning guide (pdf) – download for more information on the convention, competitions and ways to connect.
  • Become a sponsor! There are lots of ways to connect with convention attendees and support Southern student journalists.
  • Student officer nomination – run for office and help plan SIPA 2022. Rising juniors are eligible to be president, vice president or one of our members at large. 

SIPA 2020 Wrap up

Find out what happened at SIPA 2020, what sessions were offered, who won what and what packages were created. 

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Past conventions




 2015 AWARDS :

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.