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Convention Reminders

Thursday, January 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By Heather Hundley, Executive Director

As you make your final preparations to attend the Western States Communication Association conference in San Diego in a month we'd like to update you on just a few things. 

First, if you have not yet registered for the conference now is a good time to do so - the pre-registration (early bird) rate ends on January 31st.  You can save money and register now by going here and completing payment by January 31st.  If you miss the deadline you can still register (all the way up through your arrival in San Diego) by paying the regular convention rate.

In other money-saving news, you can access the group rate for the Bahia hotel rooms through February 4th. At that point they open up their registration for other non-WSCA guests, so please book your hotel room asap. The WSCA group rate will continue until our group block is full). Hotel and reservation information is available here. 

We negotiate with the hotel to not offer prices lower than what WSCA convention-goers get. However, if you do find a better deal, by all means book it and let the Executive Director, Heather Hundley, know so she can count you in the group block. You won't get in trouble but we need to make sure WSCA gets credit for your stay. Her email is

The conference planners have put together an excellent program this year, and you can begin planning the panels and presentations that you'd like to attend by consulting the draft program and workshop schedules available here.  If you'd like to begin scheduling some extracurricular activities the brewery tour, bike tour, and golf club outing are all still open for sign-up when you register for the conference (or as add-ons).  Spots are going fast, so be sure to reserve your space soon if you'd like to build in some of the relaxation provided by the local hosts as part of your conference.

 Finally, the local hosts are offering a special-edition commemorative conference t-shirt on our website ( Proceeds benefit graduate students.


See you in the sunshine soon, as we convene together for WSCA 2016!

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