CCMA panelist bios for 2012 career workshop

April 21, 2012 @ CSU Fullerton

10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. : Resume, cover letter and portfolio critiques

Gabrielino Room

Get your materials reviewed by experienced media professionals Randy Hagihara, John Futch and Diana Swartz. Sign up for a time at the registration desk. Click here for more information on Randy, John and Diana.

John Futch

John Futch’s checkered career includes stops as a Sports Editor at the Athens, Georgia, Daily News; Executive Sports Editor and Features News Editor at the Atlanta Journal; a number of positions in editing and new technology at the (Long Beach, California) Press-Telegram; and as editor and vice-president of the Boca Raton (Florida) News, not necessarily in that order. His favorite part of the business is recruiting and developing new talent. John grew up on a farm in south Georgia, although as a Gallipolis, Ohio, native he points out his family fought on the winning side of The War. He is a Vietnam veteran, honored with the Bronze Star medal, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia. He taught at Georgia and at Long Beach City College. These days he is semi-retired trying to figure out how to find a real job.

Randy Hagihara

Randy Hagihara worked at the Los Angeles Times for 21 years, serving as senior editor for recruitment and director of the paper’s reporter training and summer internship programs. Prior to that he was city editor of the Times’ Orange County edition. Hagihara also served as Peninsula bureau chief at the San Jose Mercury News, which won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. He was night city editor at the Oakland Tribune, an editor and police reporter at the Peninsula Times Tribune and reporter/photographer for a number of other newspapers in California. A native of Los Angeles, he attended Los Angeles Trade Technical College and Cal State Northridge.

Diana Swartz

Diana Swartz is a regional editor for Patch.com in Los Angeles and a multimedia instructor at UCLA. She has been a journalist for more than 25 years, including 10 years at the Los Angeles Times’ website, where her work won several awards. A native Californian, Diana launched her professional career covering preps for the Daily News. She later became a reporter for the L.A. Times, a copy editor at the Ventura County Star and the editor of Variety.com.

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: The real job market

Recent grads share their experiences finding a job in today’s economy.

Ari Bloomekatz

Ari interned at the Nashville Tennessean, Cincinnati Enquirer, Seattle Times, Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times, and then was hired straight out of his Times internship as a staff reporter. Ari has covered crime and breaking news and now covers transportation for the City-County team.

Amanda Dennin

Amanda is a Multimedia Advertising Consultant with Orange County Register Communications. She works with clients in the Irvine area and assists them in promoting their business through print, digital, and interactive products. Amanda graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Spanish. While there, she worked for her school newspaper the Mustang Daily as an advertising executive & manager. She also served as Vice President of Communications for Alpha Chi Omega sorority. In the past, Amanda has worked in publisher development for Alloy Media + Marketing, general news with ABC7, and marketing for COAST magazine. Upon graduating, Amanda returned to Orange County where she was raised and is currently a member of the Cal Poly SLO Alumni Club of Orange County. http://www.linkedin.com/in/amandadennin

Samantha Schaefer

Sam graduated from UCLA in June 2011 and has since interned at the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. She has written for KPCC’s (89.3 FM) environment blog, Pacific Swell, and has been freelancing for the Orange County Register since November. Samantha was just hired as a Web producer in Metro for the Los Angeles Times and starts April 30.

Samantha Tata

Samantha Tata is a digital journalist at KNBC writing and reporting for the station’s website, NBCLA.com. As their evening editor, she works closely with NBC 4 News, contributing story ideas and coordinating coverage, while managing the station’s social media and integrating NBC LA’s broadcast and digital products — making sure the website reflects the broadcast package and them some. Samantha interned with KNBC’s digital team during the summer of 2011 before serving as news editor for CSUN’s Daily Sundial. She graduated in December 2011, and has since learned to whistle.

Nicole Vas

Nicole Vas graduated in 2010 from UCLA, where she was design director of the Daily Bruin. She served graphic design internships at a graphic novel publisher and a t-shirt company before deciding to stick with journalism as a career. In 2011 she became a page designer for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, a legal affairs newspaper, and this July she will be returning to school to pursue an M.A. in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism at Syracuse University.

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Building your brand

A panel discussion on how to build your most important asset – YOU – through social media, online portfolios, blogs and more.

Ryan Chartrand

Ryan Chartrand is the Sr. Social Media Strategist at Pechanga Resort & Casino, the largest casino in the Western U.S., where he produces online videos & commercials, develops online marketing campaigns and social games, and leads an innovation & new media team. Previously he worked with the San Diego Union-Tribune as Lead Content Producer and consulted San Diego businesses on social media marketing. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in journalism where he earned his school’s paper, the Mustang Daily, its first ACP Pacemaker award for Best News Website.

Travis Cross

Travis is a Community Manager with The Armory: Ad Agency + Production Co. where he is responsible for brand building, maintenance, and engagement via social platforms. He has held positions at the Orange County Register (Social Media), Los Angeles Angels (Media Relations), Clear Channel Outdoor (Advertising Sales), and has also spent time with Octagon, AEG Live, and Sandbox Marketing. Travis graduated from Chapman University with a dual degree in Communication Studies and English with a concentration in relationship development. An Orange County native, Travis is a member of the Chapman University Young Alumni board, freelance writer for D3Baseball.com, and a former snowboarding instructor.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/traviscross8

Greg Hernandez

Los Angeles-based correspondent Greg Hernandez has been a professional journalist for more than two decades. Just a few years out of college, he began writing for the Los Angeles Times and went on to spend 11 years at the newspaper assigned to various beats over the years including breaking crime, criminal courts, city government, Disney theme parks, the restaurant industry, and workplace issues. Closeted during his years at The Times, he left the paper in 2000 to shift to entertainment reporting and was hired as a staff writer at The Hollywood Reporter. He began an eight-year run at the Los Angeles Daily News in 2001 where he initially covered the entertainment industry for the business section. He eventually founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog which focused on LGBT topics, became the paper’s page two columnist and covered several Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes, the Democratic National Convention, the GLAAD Media Awards, various film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events and interviewed hundreds of Hollywood stars. Following major downsizing at the Daily News in 2009, Greg founded his own website, Greg In Hollywood, focusing on entertainment and LGBT topics and became a contributing writer to Daily Variety and XFinity.com. He is currently president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and thrilled to have landed at Gay Star News where he has been able to call on his past experience to cover stories that he is passionate about at a critical time in LGBT history.

Alice Walton

Alice Walton is the publisher and editor of TheCityMaven.com, an online news site about Los Angeles city politics. She is also the president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2010, Walton received her master’s degree from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, where she had a concentration in media management. Walton was a reporter with City News Service from 2005 to 2009. She is also a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern California, with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and political science.

12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote with Tony Pierce, KPCC blog editor

Tony Pierce is the Blog Editor at KPCC (89.3 FM). A graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s mysterious College of Creative Studies, Tony was the editor of LAist , a hyperlocal glob about Los Angeles. Within a year and half, LAist was quadrupling the page views of the LA Times’ most popular blog — a detail he highlighted when he applied to work for the Times. The LA Times hired him a few weeks later in 2007 as its Blog Editor. Over three years there he increased traffic from 3 million page views a month to 72 million a month. Tony has been writing on his personal blog, busblog.com for over 10 years. he lives in Hollywood where he enjoys eating tacos.

1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.: Nailing the interview

Learn how to seal the deal with a killer interview, led by Jennifer Aquino, CCMA board member, NDNU lecturer, writer and editor.

2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: Crossover skills

Learn from the pros the skills you need to succeed in today’s changing media landscape.

Sara Catania

Sara Catania is editorial director for digital media at NBC4 Southern California. Prior to that, she helped bring Patch.com to California, launching dozens of sites for AOL/Huffington Post’s hyperlocal operation. Sara is a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times op-ed page and an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. She is the recipient of a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford and a Katrina Media Fellowship with the Open Society Institute. She has been a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, the LA Daily News and the LA Weekly. Her work has appeared in (and on) numerous publications and websites including Mother Jones, the Huffington Post, California, Legal Affairs, salon, Asian Week, New America Media, LA Observed and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

Doug Smith

Doug Smith is the Database editor of the Los Angeles Times. In 40 years at the Times, he’s covered sports, police, courts, schools, politics, local government, disasters and war. Highlights for him include writing the main bar for the Times’ Pulitzer-winning coverage of the North Hollywood shootout, and five trips to Iraq. Doug first used census data in the early 1990s to profile areas within the city of Los Angeles. He relied on data extensively while covering the Los Angeles school system in the late 1990s. In 2005 he was named database editor, responsible for all data analysis on projects. Among the projects he’s participated in over the past five years have been tracking migration out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, cataloguing deaths on the Metrolink commuter service, analyzing insurance payouts to civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan (T. Miller’s Selden Ring award winner), building a database of California’s war dead, building an interactive map of Los Angeles County’s 300 neighborhoods with census profiles, analyzing California student test scores and building a California schools website, working with reporters on The Times report on value-added test score analysis and most recently doing data analysis for the investigation of waste in the Community College building program.

Robert Meeks

Robert Meeks is online editor for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach and manages website production and development. A Southern California native and Long Beach resident, Meeks started his journalism career at the Orange County Register, where he covered the communities of Anaheim Hills and Villa Park. He has also written for The Compton Bulletin and The Inglewood Tribune. Robert, who graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, started working at the Press-Telegram in 2006. Since then he has produced award-winning news video and interactive web content and launched the pop culture blog, Modern Mythology.

Andy Sternberg

Andy Sternberg is currently an adjunct instructor of digital journalism in USC Annenberg’s graduate program and a founding partner and digital strategist at Adler Integrated. He’s been publishing content on the web since the mid-90’s for a variety of publications and online guides. In recent years, he served as news editor for LAist.com, was a content producer for Yahoo! News, a blogger for KCET and was vice president of Digital at Live Earth. His personal blog is andysternberg.com and he’s on Twitter: @andysternberg.

Diana Swartz

Diana Swartz is a regional editor for Patch.com in Los Angeles and a multimedia instructor at UCLA. She has been a journalist for more than 25 years, including 10 years at the Los Angeles Times’ website, where her work won several awards. A native Californian, Diana launched her professional career covering preps for the Daily News. She later became a reporter for the L.A. Times, a copy editor at the Ventura County Star and the editor of Variety.com.

3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: To go to grad school or not?

Is more education worth the time and money?

Leon Braswell

Leon Braswell has served as director of admission and financial aid at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since 2007.  A  graduate (bachelor of arts degree, political science and Latin American Studies, cum laude) of the University of Massachusetts, he served as director of international and transfer admissions at Tufts University from and has also worked in admissions at the University of Vermont and Bowdoin College. He earned his master of education degree in administration, planning and social policy at Harvard University and completed all course work and two chapters towards adoctoral degree in education; but is currently ABD (all but dissertation).

Rachel de Leon

Rachel de Leon graduated in the spring of 2011 with a bachelor’s in journalism from Cal State Northridge. She is attending Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism this fall. Throughout her undergraduate career, she held internships at multiple news organizations, including Vanguard, a documentary show on Current TV, and the public affairs department at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. She began looking into grad schools after taking an investigative course at CSUN that introduced her to the exciting world of FOIAs. After receiving her master’s, Rachel hopes to work in documentary production or longform digital storytelling.

Anthony Pesce

Anthony Pesce is a Digital Editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he builds news applications, data visualizations, and interactive graphics for latimes.com. Anthony was the Editor of the UCLA Daily Bruin, and a 2008 winner of the Knight News Challenge.

Marc Zarefsky

Marc Zarefsky is the Communications and Social Media Manager for Medill at Northwestern University, where he has worked since August 2010. In that role he facilitates Medill’s presence in the social media world, creates content for prospective graduate students, serves as Managing Editor of the Medill Alumni Magazine, maintains the Medill website, and more. Prior to his current role, Marc served as sports editor of the Faribault Daily News in Faribault, Minn., and as an Associate Reporter for Cubs.com, the official Major League Baseball website of the Chicago Cubs. Marc received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Medill in 2007.

CCMA career workshop schedule

April 21, 2012 @ CSU Fullerton

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Registration and welcome

All sessions in Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion

10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. : Resume, cover letter and portfolio critiques

Gabrielino Room

Get your materials reviewed by experienced media professionals Randy Hagihara, John Futch and Diana Swartz. Sign up for a time at the registration desk. Click here for more information on Randy, John and Diana.

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: The real job market

Recent grads share their experiences finding a job in today’s economy.

Panelists: Amanda Dennin, multimedia advertising consultant with Orange County Register Communications; Samantha Tata, digital journalist at NBC4; Samantha Schaefer, freelancer and web producer at the L.A. Times; Nicole Vas, page designer at the L.A. Daily Journal; Ari Bloomekatz, reporter at the L.A. Times. Click here for panelist bios.

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Building your brand

A panel discussion on how to build your most important asset – YOU – through social media, online portfolios, blogs and more.  Panelists: Alice Walton, publisher and editor of TheCityMaven.com; Greg Hernandez, founder of GreginHollywood.com and Gay Star News correspondent; Ryan Chartrand, senior social media strategist at Pechanga Resort & Casino; Travis Cross, community manager with The Armory: Ad Agency + Production Co. Click here for panelist bios.

CCMA Outstanding Service Award: Randy Hagihara

The California College Media Association has relied on the service of Randy Hagihara since the organization’s founding in 2003. As senior editor for recruitment at the Los Angeles Times and director of the paper’s reporter training and summer internship programs, Randy has been an invaluable resource for many of our students, offering guidance as they made the transition from student to professional media. His constant willingness to speak to students about applying for jobs and internships, along with the mentorship he has offered to new professionals at the Times, have made him a cherished resource. Additionally, Randy has served CCMA directly, coordinating judging for our General Excellence category and other categories for many years running. The CCMA board, along with hundreds of students and advisers, owe Randy a huge “thank you” for his dedication and service.

12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote with Tony Pierce, KPCC blogs editor

Boxed lunch provided in Portola Pavilion

Tony Pierce is the Blog Editor at KPCC (89.3 FM). A graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s mysterious College of Creative Studies, Tony was the editor of LAist (laist.com), a hyperlocal glob about Los Angeles. Within a year and half, LAist was quadrupling the page views of the LA Times’ most popular blog — a detail he highlighted when he applied to work for the Times. The LA Times hired him a few weeks later in 2007 as its Blog Editor. Over three years there he increased traffic from 3 million page views a month to 72 million a month. Tony has been writing on his personal blog, busblog.com for over 10 years. he lives in Hollywood where he enjoys eating tacos.

1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.: Nailing the interview

Learn how to seal the deal with a killer interview, led by Jennifer Aquino, CCMA board member, NDNU lecturer, writer and editor.

2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: Crossover skills

Learn from the pros the skills you need to succeed in today’s changing media landscape. Panelists: Andy Sternberg, adjunct instructor of digital journalism in USC Annenberg’s graduate program and founding partner and digital strategist at Adler Integrated; Diana Swartz, Patch regional editor for the Westside; Sara Catania, editorial director for digital media at NBC4, Southern California; Robert Meeks, online editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram; Doug Smith, database editor of the L.A. Times. Click here for panelist bios.

3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: To go to grad school or not?

Is more education worth the time and money? Panelists: Anthony Pesce,  L.A. Times digital editor; Leon Braswell, director of admission and financial aid at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; Rachel de Leon, future Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student; Marc Zarefsky, communications and social media manager for Medill at Northwestern University. Click here for panelist bios.

4 p.m: Closing remarks

6:30 p.m.: CCMA Excellence in Student Media Awards Banquet

Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion

Join student media throughout the state in celebrating exemplary work at our annual awards ceremony.

Important information about CCMA Spring Career Workshop and Awards Banquet

Thank you for registering for our CCMA event this weekend at CSU Fullerton. We have a full weekend planned for students, advisers and some families attending to see their students win. Nearly 100 are signed up for the workshop and more than 200 will be at the awards ceremony.

The following are some key details to know in advance and a link to a map.

Schedule & information

Friday, April 20
>> 1:30 p.m.: Tour of the Orange County Register. Meet in the lobby. For a map/directions, click here. Open to those who signed up.
>> 6-8 p.m.: Students Night Out: Bowling, billiards, food and fun. Mix and mingle with other students at Titan Bowl & Billiards at Titan Student Union. For CSU Fullerton map, click here.

 

Saturday, April 21
>> 8 – 9 a.m.: Registration, at CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion

***Please tell students to bring copies of their resumes, cover letters or portfolios for the critique sessions with experienced recruiters. When they register they will then sign up for a critique session during the day. Space is limited, so please remind them to come prepared.***

Workshops: 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (pastries and lunch included)
>> Recent grads share their experiences in the real world (and how they landed a job).
>> From social media, blogs and a digital portfolio, how to  build your brand and get hired.
>> Crossover skills you will need to succeed in today’s market.
>> To go to grad school or not?
>> Interactive interview workshop.

Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
>> Join us for dinner as we recognize the year’s best in student media. Check in starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner is served by 7 p.m.

Dress: We leave that up to you. In the past some students have dressed up. That said, we recommend casual to semi-formal. This is California, so anything goes!

Hotel, travel & parking information

Airport: The John Wayne Airport is about 18 miles from the CSU Fullerton campus. For a map, click here.

Hotel: CCMA has booked a block of rooms at the Fullerton Marriott for $79 per night. It is next to the university and within walking distance of the Titan Student Union. Reserve your room early, call 1-714-738-7800 and mention the CCMA rate.

CSU Fullerton parking: For maps and parking information, click here. There is free parking in the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) which is near the Titan Student Union and at the Marriott Hotel (M-HTL). Directions to the Titan Student Union:

From the North:
Take the 57 Freeway South and exit at Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn right (west) onto Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn left (south) onto State College Blvd.
Turn left onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.
 
From the South:
Take the 57 Freeway North and exit at Nutwood Ave.
Turn left (west) onto Nutwood Ave.
Turn right (north) onto State College Blvd.
Turn right onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.
 
Download the map.
 
If you have any questions, please contact CCMA President Melissa Lalum, 818-677-2243, melissa.lalum@csun.edu.
 
 

 

Register for Spring Career Workshop & Awards Banquet: April 20-21, 2012 at CSU Fullerton

Join us for an exciting weekend focused on careers in the media industry and our annual awards dinner, honoring California’s best in college media. Reserve your spots early, seats are limited. DEADLINE: April 9, 2012. Scroll down to fill out the registration form. Download the flyer.

Schedule & information

Friday, April 20
>> 1:30 p.m.: Tour of the Orange County Register, open to the first 40 students who sign up. Meet in the lobby. For a map/directions, click here.
>> 6-8 p.m.: Students Night Out: Bowling, billiards, food and fun. Mix and mingle with other students at Titan Bowl & Billiards at Titan Student Union. For CSU Fullerton map, click here.

Saturday, April 21
>> 8 – 9 a.m.: Registration, CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union

Workshops: 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (pastries and lunch included)
>> Recent grads share their experiences in the real world (and how they landed a job).
>> From social media, blogs and a digital portfolio, how to  build your brand and get hired.
>> Crossover skills you will need to succeed in today’s market.
>> To go to grad school or not?
>> Interactive interview workshop.
>> One-on-one resume and cover letter critiques from the pros.

Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Titan Student Union
>> Join us for dinner as we recognize the year’s best in student media.

Cost

>> Friday – Orange County Register tour, student mixer — no cost, open to first 40 students who register
>> Saturday – Workshop + banquet: $55 for members, $65 non-members
>> Saturday – Banquet only: $40 for members, $50 non-members

Hotel & travel information

Airport: The John Wayne Airport is about 18 miles from the CSU Fullerton campus. For a map, click here.

Hotel: CCMA has booked a block of rooms at the Fullerton Marriott for $79 per night. It is next to the university and within walking distance of the Titan Student Union. Reserve your room early, call 1-714-738-7800 and mention the CCMA rate.

CSU Fullerton: For maps and parking information, click here. There is free parking in the State College Parking Structure (SCPS) which is near the Titan Student Union and at the Marriott Hotel (M-HTL). Directions to the Titan Student Union:

From the North:
Take the 57 Freeway South and exit at Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn right (west) onto Yorba Linda Blvd.
Turn left (south) onto State College Blvd.
Turn left onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.

 

From the South:
Take the 57 Freeway North and exit at Nutwood Ave.
Turn left (west) onto Nutwood Ave.
Turn right (north) onto State College Blvd.
Turn right onto Student Union Way.
The Titan Student Union will be located in front of you.
 
Download the map.
 

Registration & payment

Fill out the form below to register for the event. Calculate the amount owed based on the number of attendees and your membership status. Contact Melissa Lalum with any questions, 818-677-2243 or melissa.lalum@csun.edu.

To pay by credit card: Create or log in to your Paypal account and send payment to: ccmatreasurer@gmail.com

To pay by check:  Make it payable to CCMA, send to president Melissa Lalum:

CCMA Registration
c/o Daily Sundial
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8258

CCMA 2011 contest call for entries

The CCMA is seeking entries for the 2011 California College Media Competition. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 12, 2011. Follow these instructions to enter the contest:

1. Download and read the rules and details about the competition.

2. If you have not done so this fall, fill out the membership form.

3. Renew your membership with a check payable to CCMA or submit your payment via PayPal. Log in to your account, or create a new one, and send the payment of $125 to the CCMA at ccmatreasurer@gmail.com.

4. Compile your entries. Follow the guidelines in the video below:

 

5. Mail payment, entry form(s), adviser signature page, one disk with visual entries and actual entries to:
California College Media Association
c/o Amy Emmert
118 Kerckhoff Hall
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1641

Questions? Contact Amy Emmert, aemmert@media.ucla.edu, or call 424-652-8644.

Fall 2011 Newsroom Tours

After polling students last year, we learned they want more local opportunities to meet professionals and get career advice. We are pleased to announce that the CCMA is coordinating a variety of newsroom tours this fall. Students in Southern California will have the chance to tour the Los Angeles Times or 89.3-KPCC and meet with journalists. In the Bay Area, students will be part of the audience for the “7Live” news show on ABC and then stay for a Q&A or visit the San Francisco Chronicle.

Space is limited to 15-20 people per tour, so please be considerate of other colleges when deciding how many to sign up from your organization. Registration is now open, please choose your region (southern or northern California) and fill out the correct form below.