SPJ 2020 Journalism Conference • Sept. 12-13, 2020



Convention Kicks Off in Artistic Fashion

By Billy O'Keefe

Photos by Rachael Strecher
Columbia College
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The opening-night reception featured entertainment, and an open bar Thursday at the River East Art Center.
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The opening-night reception was held at the River East Art Center Thursday evening.
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Anteneh Gebre, Ryan Mayer, and Amjad Hamdan of the music group ‘Tagareed’ take a break to grab a bite to eat. All of the entertainment performed gratis.
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Partygoers mingle at the opening-night reception Thursday at the River East Art Center.
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Beau Johnson and Virginia Killian of Clunk Clow Theatre check out the audience before their performance for the opening-night reception Thursday at the River East Art Center.
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Guests of the opening-night reception sit on the patio and snack on hors d’oeuvres Thursday evening.




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