Each year, MIPA sponsors J-Day on the MU campus. In 2017, we saw record numbers with 1,600+ students and teachers registered to attend! We even had to add overflow vendor space to accommodate everyone — we’d like to continue to offer additional spaces for business, organizations and programs to meet and connect with MIPA members. Consider this the one opportunity to directly share or market what you or your business, program or organization have to offer scholastic journalism students and publications.
Vendor space used to be limited to a few tables in the Jesse Auditorium lobby. Last year, MIPA expanded to also utilize space in the Reynolds Journalism Institute building, and would like to continue to do so (negotiations are in the works).
Vendors in Jesse Hall will be the first to greet students and teachers as they arrive early before the morning keynote, They’ll also see a lot of traffic as students head to their first break-out sessions. In addition, these vendors have a third opportunity to connect as students and teachers return from lunch and sessions before the afternoon awards ceremony.
If you choose the RJI location, you’ll have more direct contact with students when they have 15-minute breaks between the four sessions offered on J-Day. This is an excellent spot to market summer workshops and other student-centered opportunities.
As a vendor, the benefits to you and your business/organization are also many fold, including:
- face-to-face contact with students and teachers from across the state
- recognition on the sponsor page of the MIPAjournalism.org website
- recognition in the J-Day program distributed to more than 1,500 students and teachers in attendance on the MU campus
- the considerable gratitude of MIPA’s members, board of directors and students across the state of Missouri
To express interest in a vendor space, please complete this form. When vendor contracts become available, an MIPA board member will contact you based on the form above, or post the link here.