The 2021 National Federation of Press Women conference may have moved online but Arkansas Press Women members are still excited to host the virtual conference June 10-12, 2021 after many months of planning.

We invite you to join us in learning about Arkansas and hearing from Elizabeth Eckford, a Civil Rights hero who helped integrate Little Rock’s Central High School in front of the world. Sharpen your social media skills and discover how to operate drones or start up a podcast. Pie will be mentioned by Kat Robinson, an Arkansas treasure who will talk about how her journalism career evolved to writing books on favorite Arkansas recipes and places to eat.

Michelle Duster, author, professor, public historian, and champion of racial and gender equity, will kick off our conference as our keynote. She will be talking with NFPW about her most recent book: Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells, which was released in January.  

Registration is now open. Swag boxes will be mailed ahead of the conference to the first 100 early registrants. Early bird rates are good through May 14, 2021.

We start at 6 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, June 10, with our membership meeting, memorials and milestones and end on Saturday evening with the Communicator of Achievement awards and the installation of NFPW’s officers for 2021-23. To better accommodate members in different times zones, Friday and Saturday’s sessions start at noon Central time and evening events are scheduled to end by 8 p.m.

Keep checking the online schedule for updates. Our strong schedule of speakers and workshops, just got stronger with the addition of our kick-off speaker.