#AAJA18 Pre-Convention Hangout for First-Time Attendees

With so many workshops, sessions, receptions and onsite recruiters to choose from, AAJA conventions can be overwhelming for first-time attendees. Join AAJA convention veterans Sharon Pian Chan, Natasha Chen and Pablo Iglesias for a live Google Hangout on Wednesday, July 18 from 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET and learn strategies for increasing your professional opportunities at #AAJA18. Whether you’re a student, mid-career or a seasoned journalist, don’t miss this chance to ask our experts how to make the most of your convention experience!

Watch live via the video below or on AAJA’s Youtube channel at 5pm PT / 8pm ET on July 18. Click here to register and find out more about the 2018 AAJA National Convention, taking place in Houston, TX from August 8-11,2018. Tweet questions @AAJA using #AAJAHangout.




Sharon Pian Chan is the Vice President of Innovation, Product & Development at The Seattle Times. For most of her career, she was a journalist. She served as national president of the Asian American Journalists Association from 2009 to 2010. She received her B.A. from Pomona College and M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.




Natasha Chen is a national correspondent for CNN Newsource in Washington, D.C. She previously reported for KXXV in Killeen, TX, WREG in Memphis, TN, and KIRO in Seattle, WA, where she won a Northwest Regional Emmy. A West Coast native, Natasha has an M.A. from University of Southern California and a B.A. from Stanford University.



Copy_of_Iglesias_Pablo_Pierce_201702.jpgPablo Iglesias is a freelance sports correspondent and producer for Eagle News International, a Quezon City, Philippines based broadcasting company. In this position, he helps provide regional NBA coverage and national events such as the 2018 NCAAB Men’s Final Four in San Antonio. In May 2017, Pablo received his B.A. in sports communication from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. During his time at Bradley, he served as the weekly sports anchor on BUTV News 17. He also completed internships for the Los Angeles Dodgers marketing team along with AM 570 LA Sports assisting in production for LA Today and The Petros and Money Show. In addition to freelance work, Pablo is currently a full-time multimedia marketing specialist for Mount Carmel High School where he focuses on creating video, social media and other creative content.

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