Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Phone: (212) 854-9400
CSPA is affiliated with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Conventions and Workshops
Fall Conference Registration
Conference Registration: What to knowDelegates include all persons attending any part of the CSPA Convention. Advisers are included as delegates and must pay full registration fees.
Only registered delegates are admitted to meetings and other conference activities. None of these activities are open to the public. Registration is complete when all the necessary forms are submitted with full payment of fees.
Persons attempting to enter any Conference function without a valid identification badge may be asked to leave the campus. Please be sure to register all of your delegates to avoid this embarrassment.
The fees for registration for student and adviser delegates is by delegate size, 1-4 delegates is $42 each; 5-15 delegates is $39 each; 16 or more delegates is $36 each.All registrants must first check-in at the Roone Arledege Auditorium, located inside the Alfred Lerner Hall Student Center, located at the corner of West 115th Street and Broadway in upper Manhattan. This is where pre-registered delegates will pick-up their materials and those registering on-site will register their delegates and pay their fees.
Upon arriving at the Lerner Hall Registration Center, the adviser or group leader must pick-up badges and program guides before continuing to the Convention sessions.
Badges admit delegates to all Conference sessions. All delegates must wear their badges during the convention. CSPA provides each delegate with a plastic badge holder to keep their name badge visible.
Meals are not included in the Convention registration fee. A list of restaurants in the immediate area will be included in the program.All payments must accompany your registration form before or at the Convention. Only authorized school purchase orders will be billed, and only at the higher rate of $42 per person.
Program guides (the printed schedule of events and meetings) will be distributed on campus during the Conference. Because of the complexity of scheduling so many events, CSPA does not receive printed copies of the program until 24 hours prior to the opening of the Convention.
Check our official Web site (http://cspa.columbia.edu) for frequent program updates.
Refunds can only be requested, in writing, before October 29, 2012. Plan to bring substitutes to replace delegates who are unable to attend.
Registration commitments and payments
Once a registration form or purchase order is received, CSPA treats it as a committed reservation.
Just as a hotel takes reservations and makes certain financial commitments based on your reservation, CSPA purchases various goods and services from vendors both on- and off-campus in preparation for your arrival at the University.
For this reason, all registrations not canceled before October 29, 2011 will be held liable for all fees listed on their registration form.
No purchase orders will be accepted for early fee registrations. ALL purchase orders will be billed at the late fee of $42 per person.
About Adobe Acrobat
Most of our documents and brochures are available on this Web site for download in Adobe's Portable Document Format, or PDF.
To download and view these files, you must have installed either the full version of the Acrobat software or the freely-distributed Acrobat Reader on your computer.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free, universal software that lets you open, view, search, and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files with built-in security features. Reader is a free, downloadable, stand-alone program; it does not require the full Acrobat software to work properly.
Acrobat Reader is available for free download at Adobe's Web site, located at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ or by clicking the "Get Reader" button to the right. Follow their instructions to download and install Acrobat Reader on your computer.
Click on the icon to download the official Registration Form.
Click this icon to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
PLEASE NOTE: These downloadable forms will make it easier for you to complete the Registration and Additional Delegate forms by allowing you to complete most fields on the screen using Adobe's Acrobat Reader software (free download).
However, you must still print the form and submit the form via fax, postal mail or e-mail in order for CSPA to have your information. Completing the information on the screen DOES NOT automatically send the information to CSPA.
If at all in doubt about the procedure, please contact us at (212) 854-9400 or email@example.com. Thank you.
CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.