New Mexico Press Women will hold their 2016 state conference at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque on April 22-23. The conference theme is “Shaping the Future of New Mexico: Our role as citizens and journalists.” The speakers and panelists will explore what’s not being discussed in the public conversation or mainstream media about important issues.
Registration for members and non-members is available on the conference registration page. The deadline for registration is April 10.
The keynote speaker for the conference will be Winthrop Quigley, columnist for the Albuquerque Journal. Conference Panelists will discuss how law and public agencies deal with land and water issues as though there were no connection between them. They will also talk about gaps in the criminal justice system and the way the media handles crime and punishment.
This conference will raise issues to make you think. It may also inspire you do find a way to talk about the important things that make a state a worthwhile place to live. Anyone who wants to look beyond the surface of daily life in New Mexico is invited to participate.