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NABJ 2024 Convention & Career Fair
July 31-Aug. 4, 2024

Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave.  Chicago, IL 60605


Join us in Chi-Town for the #NABJ24 Convention & Career Fair!


#NABJ24 is the premier multi-day conference for journalism education, career development, networking, and innovation.


In 2023, more than 3,600 NABJ members and colleagues from across the industry connected at our annual convention.

Voted best big city in the U.S. seven years in a row (Condé Nast Traveler), the NABJ Family will gather in Chicago, July 31-Aug. 4, 2024, for our Annual Convention & Career Fair.


This year’s convention in the Windy City will attract industry leaders, innovators, and influencers in journalism, media, technology, business, government, community service, health, arts, entertainment, academia, and more.


Join us as thousands of the nation’s best and brightest journalists, media executives, journalism educators, communications and marketing professionals, and students unite in a vibrant city where the Black community has had a lasting impact on culture and history worldwide, including a legacy of thriving Black-owned businesses and cultural institutions.


Our #NABJ24 Career Fair is a can’t-miss opportunity that draws hundreds of recruiters from top media companies, businesses, and journalism schools from across the country and around the world.


Special guests and speakers have included then-Sen. (President) Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Former Vice President (President) Joseph R. Biden, Vice President Kamala D. Harris, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Former RNC Chairs Michael Steele and Reince Priebus, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Attorney Ben Crump, Ava Duvernay, Tyler Perry, Chance the Rapper, Doug E. Fresh, Hill Harper, Ruth E. Carter, and Michael B. Jordan.


We invite you to experience innovative programs, expert presenters and networking opportunities as NABJ members, partners, colleagues, and supporters come together to uplift, empower and inspire one another.


All sessions, workshops, plenaries, forums, networking activities, meal events, and our high-demand career fair will be held on-site.


Follow NABJ on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook for updates! Use #NABJ24 to join the conversation!


The City of Chicago covers an area of 60,000 hectares and sits 176 meters (578 feet) above sea level on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. At 190 km wide and 495 km long, it is the 5th largest body of fresh water in the world. The city is traversed by the Chicago and Calumet rivers. Chicago's extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks, attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually.
As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America's Heartland-integrity, hard work and community, and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods.
  • Eight major league sports teams.
  • More than 200 theaters, 250 live music venues, and 200 professional dance companies.
  • More than 7,300 restaurants and over 160 breweries in the Chicagoland area.
  • 59 historic districts and hundreds of historic landmarks.
  • More than 70 music festivals, 36 parades, and over 40 film festivals annually.





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