Camps and Conferences

KEMPA Scholastic Journalism Fall Conference

Due to the pandemic we are not going to be able to offer this event in 2022.  Click here to join our email list to be notified of our future events.

Plan to attend virtually with your new staff.  KEMPA yearbook members, remember to send in your annual membership renewal AND publication for a free critique up to the date of the conference.  Publication awards with critique results will be presented at Fall Conference.   Also individual awards will be presented at Fall Conference.

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 | 8:00 am - 12:15 pm


Video access registrations will be accepted online until noon on Monday, November 20, 2020.  

No late fees!  

$15.00     Student and adviser for KEMPA - member publications

$20.00     Student and adviser for  Non-KEMPA member publications

KEMPA Membership

If you wish to have your publication become a member to receive the discounted price for your attendees, download the special BASIC-COVID special  KEMPA membership form  before registering and send to Bob Kay at email address on form.  This special discounted price does not include a publication critique.

What's Included

The fee covers access to sessions, live on October 16, and recorded for viewing afterwards. 


Absolutely no refunds will be given.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Session Invites

Registrants will receive a website link in the email confirmation, after registering for this event.  This website gives access to registrants to pick the session they wish to attend.   Contact if you do not receive a confirmation. 

Questions asked:

  • Name, address, email
  • School Phone
  • Adviser's email(s) (list all)
  • Adviser's name(s) (list all)
  • Principal's email
  • Principal's name
  • Publication type
  • Publication name
  • How did you hear about this event
  • I have met all the minimal technology requirements to participate in this event
  • I understand CES is not responsible for troubleshooting technology software; other than the registration system software
  • Accommodations/Comments

What You Will Need to Attend

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers
  • A reliable internet connection
  • To attend the KEMPA annual meeting: microphone or webcam, plan to use them, but these are not required.

Web Ex will be the hosting platform for this event.  Meeting links for joining will be available a week prior to the event.  We will email you and provide the link to access sessions.


As an important part of the Scholastic Journalism Conference, KEMPA will present awards to staff representatives or advisers, and both awards and critiques will be mailed or emailed to the adviser at school.

2020 Program

Program will list all the sessions, schedules and presenters to give you an overview of the entire morning.