View the SPJ 2015 Western Regional Conference schedule & directory.

Whether your life is ruled by deadlines or you’re contemplating a switch from the daily grind to the freelance realm, come to the 2015 SPJ Western Regional Conference to find the inspiration you need to advance your career.

On April 17, we’ll offer intensive hands-on workshops on data security,  building your brand and data visualization.

April 18 will featuring a full day of programming at the Hotel Whitcomb, where media professionals will share expertise on innovative publishing platforms, new funding models, hot trends in podcasting, science reporting, making the most of online video, mastering data visualization and more.

Our keynote will be a conversation between two Bay Area media leaders: The San Francisco Chronicle’s newly minted editor-in-chief, Audrey Cooper — the youngest woman to lead a major U.S. newspaper — and Holly Kernan, executive editor for news at KQED, a dynamic television, radio and digital public media outlet.