Fall 2022 Virtual Conference

Fall 2022 Virtual Conference

Learn from the best and most successful professional freelancer writers in the country

October 11 – 13, 2022

Our keynote speakers, expert-led sessions, and small-group discussions offer insight and connections in the worlds of freelance journalism, content marketing, and nonfiction books.

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Full Registration: $190 Member    $275 Public

Track Registration: $85 Member    $125 Public

Session Registration: $25 Member    $35 Public

2022 Spring Conference Attendees: 50% off Full and Track Registration, Coupon Code: TWICEASNICE

Journalism Track

The journalism industry and profession have changed dramatically in recent years, especially for freelance writers. Our journalism track offers tips and techniques for continuing your career and building your business, and our speakers and session leaders will get you ready for what’s coming next.

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Content Marketing Track

Whether you’re an experienced content writer or just branching out into this lucrative field, you’ll get up-to-the minute insight, featuring some of the most accomplished and knowledgable freelance writers and clients in the country. From blog posts to white papers, our content marketing track will get you primed for more clients and more assignments.

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Books Track

Authors and authors-to-be are encouraged to attend our books track. From planning to writing to marketing and beyond, this track promises solid take-home advice and inspiration designed to get your book published and in front of readers, with advice from published authors and a pitch slam with editors and agents.

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A successful freelance writing career depends on up-to-the-minute industry information, craft inspiration, and connections with other writers, editors, and clients. As one of the largest professional freelance writer organizations in the country, ASJA can help you earn a healthy bottom line, while balancing work with the rest of your life and improving your craft.

24 Sessions

Three tracks – journalism, books, and content marketing – offer something for everyone, including craft and business insight and advice. See each individual track for a list of its sessions. All sessions are recorded and can be viewed at a later date. (Attend all sessions with a full conference registration; attend all track sessions with a track registration. Or register for individual tracks.)

9 Snack Chats

These facilitated conversations are designed to be casual and fun, with one host and up to twenty attendees per topic. There will be three snack chats each day, one for each track topic. See each individual track for a list of its snack chats. Snack chats are not recorded and must be attended live. (Separate registration required; opens in September; track or full conference registration required.)

3 Keynotes

Get inspired. Each day begins with a keynote address from an expert in one of our three tracks. See each individual track for its keynote speaker. Keynotes are recorded and can be viewed at a later date. (Track or full conference registration required to attend keynotes.)

Schedule

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

For details on each keynote, session, and snack chat, scroll up this page and click “Learn More” below each track.

All keynotes and sessions are recorded and can be viewed at another date. Snack chats require a separate registration and are not recorded so must be attended live. Registration for snack chats and individual sessions open in September. To attend a keynote, you must be registered for that track or the full conference.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Here’s the Pitch: How to Craft a Book Proposal and Land a Top Agent (Books)

How to Land and Work Directly with Businesses (Content Marketing)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Pitch and Get Your Writing Noticed (In Real Time) (Journalism)

Rate My Website and LinkedIn Profile (Content Marketing)

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. ET

SNACK CHATS

Access Hollywood: How to Interview Celebrities

How to Find the Right Clients For You

What’s Your Passion? Bone Up and Get Assignments You’ll Love

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Back by Popular Demand: Negotiating for Writers (Content Marketing)

LinkedIn for Journalists (Journalism)

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Immersed in the Details: Journalism, Storytelling & the Changing Boundaries of the Immersion Genre (Journalism)

Breaking into Ghostwriting (Books)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

For details on each keynote, session, and snack chat, scroll up this page and click “Learn More” below each track.

All keynotes and sessions are recorded and can be viewed at another date. Snack chats require a separate registration and are not recorded so must be attended live. Registration for snack chats and individual sessions open in September. To attend a keynote, you must be registered for that track or the full conference.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Sports Feature Writing and Reporting–(hint: ideas and possibilities everywhere!) (Journalism)

Organizing and Fleshing Out Your Nonfiction Book Idea (Books)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Why Protestors Target Books — And What We Can Do (Books)

Breaking into Six Figures in Unexpected Niches (Content Marketing)

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. ET

SNACK CHATS

Get your Scriviner Questions Answered

Have Journalism Ethics Changed in the 21st Century?

How to Stay Balanced as a Freelancer

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Nail Your Client’s Brand Voice (Content Marketing)

Making a Living Only with Journalism Freelancing (Journalism)

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Next Steps: The Path Toward Authentic Diversity in Publishing (Books)

Secrets of 200K Freelancers (Content Marketing)

Thursday, October 13, 2022

For details on each keynote, session, and snack chat, scroll up this page and click “Learn More” below each track.

All keynotes and sessions are recorded and can be viewed at another date. Snack chats require a separate registration and are not recorded so must be attended live. Registration for snack chats and individual sessions open in September. To attend a keynote, you must be registered for that track or the full conference.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Reporting in Your Own Backyard (Journalism)

Breaking Into Multimedia Content Marketing (Content Marketing)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

DIY Book Marketing (Books)

Solutions Journalism Tells the Whole Story (Journalism)

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. ET

SNACK CHATS

Have Journalism Ethics Changed in the 21st Century?

Increase Your Income with White Papers

The Power and Potential of Twitter—and How it Can Drive Audience for Your Other Writing

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Answers to Your Biggest Content Marketing Client Challenges (Content Marketing)

Pitch Slam of Non-Fiction Editors and Agents (Books)

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. ET

SESSIONS

Contracts (Books)

Reporting on Prisons and the Criminal Justice System (Journalism)