Past NSPA Conventions

JEA/NSPA Fall/Spring National High School Journalism Convention

  • April 12-14, 2018, Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
  • Nov. 16-19, 2017, Hyatt Regency, Dallas
  • April 6-9, 2017, Sheraton Seattle and Washington State Convention Center
  • Nov. 10-13, 2016, J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis
  • April 14-17, 2016, Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles
  • Nov. 12-15, 2015, Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando, Fla.
  • April 16-19, 2015, Sheraton, Denver
  • Nov. 6-9, 2014, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
  • April 10-13, 2014, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego
  • Nov. 14-17, 2013, Sheraton Boston, Hynes Convention Center, Boston
  • April 25-28, 2013, Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
  • Nov. 15-18, 2012, Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk, Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio
  • April 12-15, 2012, Sheraton/Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
  • Nov. 17-20, 2011, Hilton/Hyatt/Convention Center, Minneapolis
  • April 14-17, 2011, Marriott, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Nov. 11-14, 2010, Marriott, Kansas City
  • April 15-18, 2010, Oregon Convention Center, Portland
  • Nov. 12-15, 2009, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
  • April 16-19, 2009, Hyatt, Phoenix
  • Nov. 13-16, 2008, Renaissance, St. Louis
  • April 17-20, 2008, Marriott, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Nov. 8-11, 2007, Marriott, Philadelphia
  • April 12-15, 2007, Hyatt, Denver
  • Nov. 9-12, 2006, Gaylord Opryland, Nashville
  • April 20-23, 2006, Hilton, San Francisco
  • Nov. 10-13, 2005, Hyatt Regency, Chicago
  • April 7-10, 2005, Sheraton, Seattle
  • Nov. 18-21, 2004, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta
  • April 1-4, 2004, Town and Country, San Diego
  • Nov. 20-23, 2003, Washington Hilton & Towers, Washington, D.C.
  • April 10-13, 2003, Convention Center, Portland
  • Nov. 21-24, 2002, Hyatt Reunion Center, Dallas
  • April 4-7, 2002, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix
  • Nov. 8-11, 2001, Sheraton, Boston
  • April 5-8, 2001, Marriott, San Francisco
  • Nov. 16-19, 2000, Hyatt Regency & Westin, Kansas City
  • April 6-9, 2000, Marriott & Hilton, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Nov. 18-21, 1999, Hilton, Atlanta
  • April 8-11, 1999, Hyatt / Doubletree / La Posada, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Nov. 19-22, 1998, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
  • April 16-19, 1998, Sheraton & Doubletree, Seattle
  • Nov. 13-16, 1997, Adams Mark, St. Louis
  • April 17-20, 1997, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix
  • Nov. 14-17, 1996, Hyatt, Chicago
  • April 11-14, 1996, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco
  • Nov. 16-19, 1995, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City
  • April 6-8, 1995, Hyatt, San Diego
  • Nov. 17-20, 1994, Hyatt Reunion Center, Dallas
  • April 21-24, 1994, Hilton & Marriott, Portland
  • Nov. 18-21, 1993, Ramada Renaissance, Washington, D.C.
  • April 22-25, 1993, Hyatt & Sheraton, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Nov. 19v22, 1992, Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio
  • April 10-12, 1992, Radisson, Denver
  • Nov. 15-17, 1991, Hyatt Regency, Chicago
  • April 12-14, 1991, Marriott/Ramada, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Oct. 25-28, 1990, Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis
  • March 30-April 1, 1990, Red Lion, Seattle
  • Nov. 2-4, 1989, Marriott Pavilion, St. Louis
  • Nov. 18-20, 1988, Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 20-22, 1987, Westin Crown Center, Kansas City
  • Nov. 21-23, 1986, Holiday Inn/Hyatt Regency, Chicago
  • Nov. 22-24, 1985, Bond Court, Cleveland
  • Nov. 9-11, 1984, Excelsior, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Nov. 17-19, 1983, Riverfront Towers, St. Louis
  • Nov. 19-21, 1982, Marriott, Chicago
  • Nov. 6-8, 1981, Radisson Muehlebach, Kansas City
  • Nov. 28-30, 1980, Palmer House, Chicago*
  • Sept. 27-29, 1979, Palmer House, Chicago*
  • Oct. 6-8, 1978, Radisson, Minneapolis*
  • Nov. 25-27, 1977, Crown Center, Kansas City
  • April 15-17, 1977, Hilton, San Francisco
  • Nov. 25-27, 1976, Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • April 9-11, 1976, Sheraton, Portland
  • Nov. 27-29, 1975, Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis
  • April 4-6, 1975, Marriott, Los Angeles
  • Nov. 28-30, 1974, McCormick Inn, Chicago
  • April 5-7, 1974, Hilton, San Francisco
  • Nov. 22-24, 1973, Hyatt House, Atlanta
  • April 6-8, 1973, Hilton, Portland
  • Nov. 23-25, 1972, Palmer House, Chicago
  • April 14-16, 1972, International, Los Angeles
  • Nov. 25-27, 1971, Palmer House, Chicago
  • April 16-18, 1971, Sheraton-Palace, San Francisco
  • Nov. 26-28, 1970, Palmer House, Chicago
  • April 17-19, 1970, Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.â€
  • Nov. 28-30, 1969, Palmer House, Chicago
  • Nov. 28-30, 1968, Palmer House, Chicago
  • Nov. 24-25, 1967, Edgewater Beach, Chicago
  • Nov. 25-26, 1966, Edgewater Beach, Chicago
  • Nov. 26-28, 1965, Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 26-28, 1964, Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 28-30, 1963, Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 22-24, 1962, Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 24-26, 1961, Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 24-26, 1960, Hilton, Chicago
  • Aug. 27-29, 1959, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Aug. 21-23, 1958, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Aug. 22-24, 1957, Hilton, Chicago
  • Aug. 21-23, 1956, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Aug. 1955, Hilton, Chicago
  • Aug. 1954, Minneapolis
  • Aug. 1953, Minnesota
  • Nov. 28-30, 1952, Hilton, Chicago
  • Nov. 23-25, 1951, Toledo, Ohio
  • Nov. 24-25, 1950, Hotel Stevens, Chicago
  • Nov. 25-26, 1949, Hotel Stevens, Chicago
  • Nov. 26-27, 1948, French Lick, Indiana
  • Nov. 28-29, 1947, Hotel Statler, Cleveland
  • Nov. 28-30, 1946, Hotel Schroeder, Milwaukee, WI
  • [1941-1945 conventions cancelled because of World War II]
  • Nov. 28-30, 1940, Cleveland
  • [1939 unknown]
  • Nov. 10-12, 1938, Indianapolis
  • 1937, Hotel Fort Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec. 3-5, 1936, Book-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit
  • Dec. 5-7, 1935, Milwaukee, WI
  • Oct. 11-13, 1934, Bismarck Hotel, Chicago
  • Oct. 12-14, 1933, Hotel LaSalle, Chicago
  • Nov. 3-5, 1932, Gibson Hotel, Cincinnati
  • Dec. 3-5, 1931, Palmer House, Chicago
  • [1930 unknown]
  • Dec. 5-7, 1929, Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago
  • [1926-1928 unknown]
  • Nov. 28-29, 1925, Madison, Wis.
  • Nov. 28-29, 1924, Madison, Wis.
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 1923, Madison, Wis.

* NSPA only

† First spring JEA/NSPA convention

JEA and NSPA held separate fall conventions from 1978 to 1980. Also, Spring conventions were JEA-only from 1978 through 1989.