The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA ) will hold its national convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., on Aug. 21-24.
The four-day assembly will begin with the LGBT Media Summit on Aug. 21 and three boot camps, followed by two full days of programming with more than 30 workshops designed to address the needs of journalists and those in the communication industry.
The convention also will include Connect: the NLGJA Student Journalism Project, the Women's Networking Dinner, NLGJA's Excellence in Journalism Awards, and numerous other learning and networking opportunities.
NBA Brooklyn Nets player Jason Collins will be among the headliners at this year's convention, sharing his experiences in dealing with the news media after coming out after the end of the 2012-2013 season. Among this year's notable speakers will be Chris Gajilan, National Emmy and Gracie Allen Individual Achievement Award-winning producer of Oprah.
There are two new additions to the convention this year; a slate of boot camps focused on marketing, communications and business skills and the Michael Triplett Speaker Series on the intersection between religion and the LGBT community. Both are available to the public.
Visit www.nlgja.org .