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2018 NEWSPA Conference Information


  • April 18, 2018


  • UW Oshkosh Campus



Reeve Memorial Union

Gruenhagen Conference Center


  • $10 per student (preregistered)

  • $15 per student (non-member or non-preregistered)

  • $15 per adviser (preregistered)

  • $20 per adviser (non-member or non-preregistered)


7:30-8:30 a.m.

Register in hallway outside of Reeve Union’s Ballroom 

8:30-9:10 a.m.

Session 1

9:20-10 a.m.

Session 2

10:10-10:50 a.m.

Session 3

11-11:45 a.m.

Keynote speaker(s)

Noon-1 p.m. 

Luncheon for advisors & speakers in Reeve 202; students on their own

1 p.m.

Award ceremonies in Reeve Memorial Union Ballrooms

2017 Keynote Speakers:

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

2017 Keynote Speaker

Mark Johnson is a health and science reporter at The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where he has worked since 2000. He shared the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting with four other journalists from The Journal Sentinel for a series on one of the first patients in the world to have all of their genes sequenced and used to diagnose a new diseases. He has been a Pulitzer finalist three other times, and is the author of the forthcoming book, “One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine.”
Gary Porter

Gary Porter

2017 Keynote Speaker

Gary Porter is currently a freelance photographer living near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, specializing in documentary, photojournalism, travel and editorial. He is a recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism as the photographer for One in a Billion, the story of DNA sequencing of a very sick little boy, Nicholas Volker. Porter began his career as a photojournalist with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 1984, after working at the Janesville Gazette for 8 years.


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