Ready, Set, Go...to Boston

Info to know before you go...

Convention Program

Download the Boston Convention program and start mapping out what workshops you want to go to.


There is also an app you can download that will allow you to make a mobile schedule of the workshops you want to attend.

Itineraries

Wednesday Itinerary

5:30 a.m. Board bus and leave FS parking lot

7:15 a.m. Check-in at MCI (KC International Airport)

9:15 a.m. Depart MCI (AA Flight 2983)

10:35 a.m. Arrive ORD (Chicago O'Hare)

11:50 a.m. Depart ORD (AA Flight 186)

3:05 p.m. Arrive BOS


Travel MBTA to Hotel (have $18 in exact change)

Hotel Check-in


6 p.m. Authenic Boston Dinner & sightseeing with LHS group

  • Skywalk Observatory (Open 'til 8pm)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Open 'til 9:45pm)

11 p.m. Lights out, everybody in their rooms

Thursday Itinerary

Breakfast as a group

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kenneth & Andrea (Writers Workshop)

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bret & Kyra (Leadership Seminar)

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ryan (Online Bootcamp)

Lunch on your own

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Samantha & Rachel (SND QuickCourse)

1 p.m. Folsom checks in for convention/ picks up convention t-shirts

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. HJ Special Consultant w/ Bret & Folsom

5 p.m. Meet Folsom to pick-up convention program, goodie bag

5:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker- Juliette Kayyem (Boston Globe columnist)

11 p.m. Lights out, everybody in their rooms

Friday Itinerary

Breakfast as a group

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Convention Workshops, ALL

9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Break with a Pro- Infographics, Samantha

9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Break with a Pro- News Writing, Kenneth

9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Break with a Pro- Public Relations, Rachel

Lunch on your own

1 p.m. General Session- Speaker Raney Aronson-Rath (PBS "Frontline")

3 p.m.- 8 p.m. Boston Sightseeing

  • New England Aquarium (Open 'til 6pm)
  • Museum of Science (Open 'til 9pm)

Dinner while sightseeing

8 p.m.- 9 p.m. Media Swap Shop- Samantha, Rachel

8 p.m.- 9 p.m. Media Swap Shop- Ryan, Kenneth, Kyra

9 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Student Dance

Midnight Curfew

Saturday Itinerary

Breakfast as a group

8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Convention Workshops, ALL

Lunch on your own

3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. NSPA Awards Ceremony*

Dinner while sightseeing

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History (Open 'til 5 pm)
-or-
  • Old State House (Open 'til 5 pm)

5:30 p.m.- 11 p.m. Local sightseeing

Midnight Curfew

*optional activity

Sunday Itinerary

7:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own

9:10 a.m. Bags packed and out of rooms

9:30 a.m. Depart hotel for airport

10:30 a.m. Check-in at airport

12:30 p.m. Depart BOS (AA Flight #1551)

2:10 p.m. Arrive ORD (Chicago O'Hare)

2:55 p.m. Depart ORD (AA Flight #2783)

4:20 p.m. Arrive MCI

4:45 p.m. Board bus back to LHS

6:15 p.m. Arrive at LHS for pick-up