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ASJA Annual Conference: Jersey City

ASJA Annual Conference: Jersey City

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As freelance journalists and authors, we collaborate with editors, agents, publishers, designers, and multimedia experts. At the 2022 conference, we will explore the ways collaboration helps us succeed. We have three tracks of interactive, dynamic programming focused on journalism, content marketing, and books. Sessions will benefit freelancers at all phases in their careers. Also available are members-only mastermind programs for small groups led by freelance experts.​​​​​​​

With more than 900 members, ASJA stands as the country’s leading and most prestigious association of successful journalists, authors, and nonfiction and literary nonfiction writers, and we’ve never had a better time to talk about collaboration and networking.

Join us at the conference in 2022 for a plethora of networking opportunities, exceptional programming, and the enjoyment of being around like-minded people. Both days of the conference will be open for non-members. ASJA is excited about expanding this opportunity to those who want to learn more about the world of journalism and literary nonfiction.


$239One day$379Both day


$279One day$419Both day

New Reduced Registration Rate

Conference Highlight

Client Connections

Meet one-on-one with editors, content managers, literary agents, publishers and others in need of your writing skills. You may find your next best client -- or someone seeking their next best client may find YOU. (Members only.) Apply today to take part in our marquee program.

100+ Speakers

Our panels and sessions feature industry experts who can help you take your freelance writing career to the next level.

30+ Panels and Sessions

Three tracks–journalism, books, and content marketing–offer something for everyone, including craft and business insight and advice.

Special Events and Features

Introduce yourself to other writers during networking lunches, and purchase a book by a speaker or panelist at our bookstore.

Hotel and Travel Info

ASJA has negotiated preferred rates at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City and with Delta Airlines for attendees at the 2022 Annual Conference. Click here for more information.

Health and Safety Protocols

ASJA Leadership and staff are working with the Hyatt hotel to ensure that the conference is as safe as possible for all attendees. We will continue to monitor the situation on the local level to make any adjustments to our health and safety protocols as needed.

Vaccine Requirement

ASJA is requiring all attendees, clients and speakers attending the conference to be vaccinated and be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the conference. For those that have received exemptions from the vaccine, please plan to show a negative PCR test before admittance to the conference.

Proof of vaccination (with a valid form of identification) means proof of receipt of at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Such proof may be established by:

A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person’s name, vaccine brand, and date administered; or

A New York State Excelsior Pass, or similar electronic pass

Official Vaccine Record

If you have an exemption (medical, religious, other) please plan to show a negative PCR test prior to admittance to the conference. We will not ask to see proof of exemption.

Mask Requirement

All attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times at the conference except for when eating or drinking.